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.
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.
Aid policies vary among colleges, and only by applying can you evaluate whether our offer will work for you.
|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 (2016):||3.4%|
|*statistics as of November 30, 2018|
Some more recent statistics can be found on the Hampshire at a Glance page.
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.
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.
The U.S. State Department and the Chronicle of Higher Education named Hampshire College a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2016-17.
"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)
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.