STEPS TO APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID
1. Apply by the appropriate due date.
|Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
|Early Decision I
|Nov. 15||March 1|
|Early Decision II
|Jan. 1||March 1|
|Dec. 1||March 1|
|Feb. 1||Feb. 1|
|March 15||March 15|
|First-Year and Transfer
|Nov. 1||Nov. 1|
2. Submit required forms.
We use the FAFSA to determine eligibility for various federal and state aid programs including federal student loans, federal and state grants, and federal work study. We use the CSS Profile, in addition to the FAFSA, to help determine eligibility for institutional aid including the Hampshire Grant.
3. Submit any other required supplemental forms.
4. Make Sure You Haven't Missed Anything.
You and your parents must complete all of the necessary forms. Remember that different forms are submitted to different places, and that you must allow for sufficient mail and processing time to meet deadlines. We strongly suggest that you keep a copy of everything you submit.
It is important for students to use the same name and correct Social Security number on all application materials. The name used must match the name on the Social Security card. Please put the student's name on the top of each form you submit to our office.
Applicants who do not receive aid at the time of admission must be prepared to pay for the first two semesters of enrollment. The earliest that we can accept a new application will be for the second year of enrollment. Financial aid is not available for students who seek a second bachelor's degree.
Consider applying for an outside scholarship. Learn more about outside scholarships.
Students may check the status of their financial aid application and forms needed to complete it by accessing The Hub at thehub.hampshire.edu. Please allow two weeks for processing.
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