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Tuition and Financial Aid

$28 million Annual Financial Aid Budget
Average Financial Aid Package

$29,118 Average Need-Based Grant

At Hampshire, we accept the brightest, most creative, and passionate students, regardless of their ability to pay.

For some students, Hampshire is more affordable than a public institution.

Our Commitment to Financial Aid
Hampshire's commitment to financial aid is stronger than ever, with $30 million dedicated to funding our grant and scholarship programs for new and returning students.

Aid policies vary among colleges, and only by applying can you evaluate whether our offer will work for you.

We cannot emphasize enough the importance of applying for admission and financial aid.

2013/2014 Tuition, Room, and Board
Tuition: $45,100    
Room: $7,680    
Board: $4,350    

Financial Aid Statistics*
Annual financial aid budget: $28 million
Students receiving any financial aid: 84%
Percentage of students receiving 
need-based Hampshire grants:
Average need-based grant: $29,118
Average financial aid package: $35,143
Range of financial aid packages: $5,500-$59,082
Average percent of demonstrated need met: 87%
Average debt of 2012 graduates: $20,085
Default rate: 2.1%
*statistics as of July 1, 2013  

Need-Based Aid
Need-based financial aid awards are determined using an institutional methodology employed by many private colleges and universities.

Financial Need is the Cost of Attendance minus the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). To estimate your family's contribution and your actual cost, use the Net Price Calculator.

Merit Aid
Hampshire offers several merit-based and matching scholarships. Renewable annual merit scholarships range from $7,500 to $16,000. All merit-based scholarships are awarded by the admissions committee, with no separate application required. Learn more >>

Please feel free to contact the financial aid office if you need additional information or have any questions.


Contact Us

Student Financial Services
Financial Aid Office
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
877.937.4267 (toll free)
Fax 413.559.5585

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