At Hobart and William Smith, we have a unique approach to financial aid, one rooted in collaboration and partnership.

We understand that higher education is an expensive endeavor and that navigating the financial aid process can be complicated. That’s why our Financial Aid staff works one-on-one with each accepted student and his or her family to create a total financial aid package that makes sense. Our professionals assess each financial situation individually with a goal of ensuring that an HWS education is within reach.

From that first interaction through the following years of enrollment, we work together, continuing to modify the package as situations change. With an open-door policy – no appointment required – we are here to provide guidance, to answer questions and to help complete any necessary paperwork. Even if a student begins the financial aid process at HWS, but ultimately decides to attend college elsewhere, we will continue to assist with all necessary paperwork to ensure the greatest amount of aid possible. Helping undergraduates afford an education is, and always will be, our primary goal.

The generosity of HWS alums, parents and friends have made the Colleges a substantial source of financial aid for students. Each year, Hobart and William Smith award more than $40 million in scholarships and need-based grants with a preference given to those students who show a demonstrated interest in attending the Colleges.

Whether a student has received need-based or merit-based aid, the Colleges are here to help. Our Financial Aid staff hopes you begin your journey into higher education with Hobart and William Smith.


Office of Financial Aid
300 Pulteney Street, Demarest Hall
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3315
Fax: (315) 781-4048

Office hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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