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Tuition and Financial Aid

Did you know that 85% of Hampshire College students receive Financial Aid?

We are committed to making Hampshire affordable for your family. Last year the average need-based grant was $33,000.

$28 million Annual Financial Aid Budget
$35,143 Average Financial Aid Package

$33,000 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.


2014/2015 Tuition, Room, and Board
Tuition: $46,680    
Room: $7,950    
Board: $4,500    
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 2014 graduates: $21,848
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 up to $10,000. 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.

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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.

"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 (2006)