HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA or EQUIVALENT: Federal regulations require students to possess a high school diploma, or its equivalent, to be eligible for financial aid. Hampshire College follows the same policy with regard to aid eligibility. The equivalents to a high school diploma are:
a GED; or
a state-issued certificate of completion of a homeschool program. If a state-issued credential is not available, we would need a document that certifies that the student's homeschool program qualified as an exemption from their state's compulsory attendance requirement for the time the student would have attended high school. This may be a letter certifying the exemption written by the superintendent of schools from the student's local public school district. The state-issued credential or the school district superintendent's letter must be sent directly to the financial aid office for review.