Financial Aid & Tuition

We are committed to making Hampshire affordable for you and your family. At Hampshire, we accept the brightest, most creative, and passionate students, regardless of their ability to pay.

Our Commitment to Financial Aid

Hampshire's commitment to financial aid is stronger than ever, with $16.5 million dedicated to funding our grant and scholarship programs for new and returning students.

  • 99% of students receive some type of financial aid
  • Average Financial Aid Package: $46,818 (2021-22)
  • Average Need-Based Grant: $41,986 (2021-22)

Some more statistics can be found on the Hampshire at a Glance page.

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Applying for Financial Aid at Hampshire

Hampshire College uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine federal, state, and institutional aid for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. International students need to complete the CSS profile to apply for financial assistance from the College.

Financial Aid Submission Dates

Early Decision I

November 15

Early Action

December 1

Early Decision II

January 1

Regular Decision

January 15

Transfer - Fall

March 15

Returning Students

May 1

IMPORTANT: When you are applying for admission you should apply for financial aid at the same time. We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to do these applications.

Financial Aid Application Process

U.S. citizens and permanent residents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at You may also choose to download the myStudentAid app to conveniently complete it on your mobile device. This information is sent to Hampshire College when our school code is added to the FAFSA.

  • The FAFSA school code for Hampshire College is 004661.
  • Students and their parents must each obtain a federal student aid user ID (FSA ID) and password. This is used to electronically sign the FAFSA.

International students complete the CSS Profile, available online. The CSS Profile is sent to Hampshire College when our school code is added.

  • The CSS Profile school code for Hampshire College is 3447
  • A Non-custodial Profile might be required for students if your parents are divorced, separated, or never married and not living together.

Download an overview presentation of the CSS Profile (PDF).

Tips on completing the CSS Profile can be found on our website.

Making a Hampshire Education Affordable

Hampshire students and their families have a number of options and opportunities when it comes to paying for college.

Merit Aid

Hampshire offers several merit-based and matching scholarships. For the fall 2022 term, these renewable annual merit scholarships range up to $35,000/year for four years. All merit-based scholarships are awarded by the admissions committee with no separate application required.

Need-Based Aid

Once the FAFSA application and CSS Profile are completed, the Financial Aid Office will review these forms to consider a student’s financial need in offering additional aid.

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.

Types of Need-Based Aid

Federal Financial Aid

Includes grants and loans sponsored by the U.S. government, such as the Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Equal Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized, and PLUS loans.

Students who have served in the military may be eligible for benefits under the G.I. Bill. Benefits may also be available to dependents of a veteran. Students can obtain more information from their local or regional veterans administration office. Students 100% eligible for the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill will also be considered for the Yellow Ribbon matching scholarship.

State Grants

Massachusetts and Vermont provide need-based grant funds that can be used at Hampshire College. If you live in another state check your local state financial assistance office for opportunities.

Hampshire Grant

Awarded by the College to students based on financial need. The Hampshire Grant is award after federal, state, and other aid is considered.

Student Employment

Hampshire College offers federal and institutional work study funding. There are a variety of positions available throughout the campus. Positions are available in offices, the library, dining commons, the farm, children's center, etc. There are positions off-campus as well, at our many non-profit sites in the surrounding area.  In addition, we participate in the America Reads Tutoring Program, where students work in pre-school, elementary, and after-school programs. An effort is made to help students obtain positions that suit their interests, skills, and academic schedules, but it is each student's responsibility to secure a job.

Here to Help

We understand that navigating the financial aid process can be tricky. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Please visit our financial aid page for more details regarding financial aid at Hampshire College.

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Apply for Financial Aid

We encourage students to apply for financial aid at the same time they apply for admission to Hampshire College. Learn more about the steps to applying for financial aid.

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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Students must be making satisfactory academic progress according to the College's guidelines to be eligible for financial aid (federal, state, and institutional awards including merit scholarships).

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Work Study Information

There is a variety of employment opportunities and experiences that will enable students to meet their work study award eligibility as well as their academic schedule and interests.

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