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Finances and Funding


Hampshire Exchange Programs
Tuition and Fees
Students pay tuition to Hampshire. Room, board, and other fees vary by program; refer to program-specific pages for more details. Passport, visas, airfare, and spending money are the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid
Most forms of financial aid (including Hampshire aid/grants) can be applied. More details for financial aid students who enroll in a Hampshire Exchange program are available from the financial aid office. Travel stipends may be awarded by GEO to offset student costs.

Please review GEO's Withdrawal and Refund Policy for Hampshire Exchange programs.

Field Study
Tuition and Fees
Student's pay a field study fee equivalent to one-third of a Hampshire semester's tuition, plus the cost of the program they are participating in.

Financial Aid
Hampshire aid can be applied to the field study fee, but not to cover outside program fees. All other aid (state, federal, and/or private) is typically transferable. For more information, see the Field Study Information/Application Packet (available in CASA) or contact the the financial aid office.

Short-term Field Courses
Tuition and Fees
Students pay a program fee to participate in these courses. Airfare is typically not included. Costs vary per program. See Short-term Field Courses for information on courses currently being offered.

Financial Aid
Students who receive financial aid from Hampshire College are eligible to apply for financial assistance through the global education office to offset the program fee. Awards vary from year to year and are dependent on the number of applicants and the amount of aid available. Eligibility for financial assistance does not guarantee that aid will be awarded. Please indicate your eligibility and desire to apply on your application form.

Please review GEO's Withdrawal and Refund Policy for Hampshire's short-term field courses.


External Funding for Study Abroad
Includes general funding sources, including searchable databases, individual scholarships, scholarships by region, scholarships by field of study, and other resources.

Hampshire Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships (CORC)
A list of fellowships, grants, and scholarships available through different departments and offices on campus. Some may be used to fund outside study or internships. 

Financing a Semester or Year Abroad (pdf) 
Resources and tips on funding semester or year-long programs. Includes a financial planning template.

Financing a Short-term Field Course (pdf)
Resources and tips on funding a Hampshire short term field course. Includes a financial planning template.

Off-campus Study Budget Worksheet (xls)
A budget worksheet for comparing the expenses and financial aid estimates for Hampshire Exchange programs and field study options.



Study Abroad Scholarships Awarded

Amber Bonarrigo 11F received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for the spring 2014 semester to study geology while on Hampshire Exchange at Macquarie Univeristy in Sydney, Australia. 

Mariah Salyer 11F received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study Health and Human Rights in India through SIT Study Abroad for spring semester 2014.

John (Jack) Calvert 12F was awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for the fall 2013 semester to further his Chinese language skills and conduct ecological research while on Hampshire Exchange in China at Anhui Agricultural University.

Athena Giles 11F was awarded a merit scholarship by The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) to study creative writing on their program at Massey University in New Zealand while on field study during the fall of 2013.

Suyeon Min 11F was awarded a study abroad scholarship by ISDSI to study sustainable development on their fall 2013 program in Thailand (field study).



Contact Us

Global Education Office
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Fax 413.559.6173

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