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Tuition and Financial Aid

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 $31 million dedicated to funding our grant and scholarship programs for new and returning students.

  • Average Financial Aid Package: $44,452 (2019-2020)
  • Average Need-Based Grant: $38,685 (2019-2020)
  • For some students, Hampshire is more affordable than a public institution.

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 applying for financial aid at the same time.

2021-22 Tuition, Room, and Board







Financial Aid Statistics

Annual financial aid budget: $31 million
Students receiving any financial aid: 95%
Percentage of students receiving need-based Hampshire grants: 72%
Average need-based grant: $38,685
Average financial aid package: $44,452
Range of financial aid packages: $5,500-$64,552
Average percent of demonstrated need met: 95%
Average federal student loan debt upon graduation: $24,052
Default rate (2020): 4.7%

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

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. These renewable annual merit scholarships range up to $15,000/year for four years. All merit-based scholarships are awarded by the admissions committee with no separate application required.

Please visit our financial aid page to learn more about the financial aid process, financial aid application due dates, required forms, online links, and how to contact us if you have any questions.

Hampshire is a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

2016-17 Fulbright top producer badge


The U.S. State Department and the Chronicle of Higher Education named Hampshire College a top producer of Fulbright Scholars.


"There are two reasons why Hampshire graduates achieve so much. One is the kind of person the college attracts. The other is what the college does for them by equipping them to become their own wide-ranging explorers and connection-seekers."

Loren Pope, Colleges that Change Lives 

Hampshire College is a member of Colleges that Change Lives, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process.

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