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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 $30 million dedicated to funding our grant and scholarship programs for new and returning students.

Average Financial Aid Package: $40,087

Average Need-Based Grant: $35,941

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.


2015-2016 Tuition, Room, and Board
Tuition: $47,620    
Room: $8,110    
Board: $4,840    
Financial Aid Statistics*
Annual financial aid budget: $30 million
Students receiving any financial aid: 91%
Percentage of students receiving 
need-based Hampshire grants:
Average need-based grant: $35,941
Average financial aid package: $40,087
Range of financial aid packages: $5,500-$64,552
Average percent of demonstrated need met: 90%
Average federal student loan debt of 2015 graduates: $23,042
Default rate: 1.90%
*statistics as of November 30, 2015  

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 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.

"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.

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