Hampshire College is a member of the Massachusetts Independent College Transfer Guarantee (Massachusetts Guarantee) program. The Massachusetts Guarantee ensures acceptance, to Hampshire College and other participating institutions, for students who hold an associate degree from a Massachusetts community college, who have met a minimum GPA requirement of 2.5.
Students who transfer to Hampshire College via the Massachusetts Guarantee will be offered a merit scholarship upon acceptance – ranging from $12,000 to $24,000. Merit Scholarships are renewable each year a student attends Hampshire, as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress and continuous full-time enrollment. These scholarships will be renewable for up to six semesters.
In addition to their merit awards, noted above, Massachusetts Guarantee students will be eligible for one of two additional merit scholarships. The awards are list below:
Massachusetts Guarantee Achievement Award: A $2,000 award to recognize students who have completed their associate degree at a Massachusetts community college with a combined academic grade point average above a 3.00.
Massachusetts Guarantee Excellence Award: A $4,000 award to recognize students who have completed their associate degree at a Massachusetts community college with a combined academic grade point average above a 3.50.
These awards are renewable for up to six semesters and will be in addition to other Hampshire College merit scholarship awards.
Massachusetts Guarantee students who have received the academic distinction and are members of Phi Theta Kappa will be awarded a Phi Theta Kappa merit scholarship of $24,000. This award recognizes Phi Theta Kappa students for their outstanding leadership and demonstrated academic excellence at their prior institution. The Phi Theta Kappa award is in lieu of Hampshire academic merit aid, but the Massachusetts Guarantee awards, noted above, will be added on top of the Phi Theta Kappa Award.
Additionally, students may apply for need-based financial aid. Hampshire’s Financial Aid Office will determine a student’s eligibility for federal and state financial assistance based on the FAFSA. Students that are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents will be required to submit a CSS Profile, instead of the FAFSA, in order to apply for need-based aid.