An international student is defined as one who is not a citizen or permanent resident alien of the United States. Hampshire College offers a limited amount of financial aid (grant) assistance to international students who demonstrate financial need. While the competition for international grants is strong, Hampshire is committed to maintaining and expanding its global campus community.
This grant is renewable for a maximum of eight semesters, provided the student is enrolled and is making satisfactory academic progress. The amount of grant aid cannot be increased in renewal years. These grants may cover up to 75% of the cost of tuition. Students who receive grant assistance are responsible for any remaining cost of tuition, as well as the cost of room, board, and other expenses.
We encourage students to apply for financial aid at the same time they apply for admission to Hampshire College. Financial assistance is not available to international students who did not receive aid upon admittance. Financial aid is not available for students who seek a second bachelor's degree.
International students, who receive Hampshire aid, and who change their citizenship status to either a permanent resident or U.S. citizen during their time at Hampshire, must complete the applicable CSS Profile and FAFSA application for their next year's aid application. Please view more information about the aid application process for permanent residents and U.S. citizens.
Consider applying for an outside scholarship. Learn more about outside scholarships.
|Application Type||PROFILE and
|Early Decision 2
|Spring 2021||November 2|
* if applicable
All international applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid must complete the CSS Profile, and, if applicable, the Non-custodial Profile by the due dates listed above.
If you are applying for the 2021-2022 academic year, you must complete and submit the 2021-2022 Profile and Non-custodial Profile, if applicable, by the due dates listed above.
If you are applying for the Spring 2021 semester, you must complete and submit the 2020-2021 Profile and Non-custodial Profile, if applicable, by November 1.
Please note that Hampshire College is not able to waive the CSS Profile processing fee. International students are not required to provide the CSS Profile for future years. You will need to pay the processing fee for only one year.
Our applicant portal requires you to have applied for admission before an an account is created. You will receive a username and password usually within 24 hours depending on when the application is submitted. Please contact the IT help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have problems or questions about your Hampshire portal account.
You may check the status of your financial aid application and forms needed to complete it by logging onto Explore Hampshire, using your user name and password as provided by email@example.com; click on the "My Financial Aid" link under the Financial Aid Checklist. Log on again using the same user name and password. Here you are able to review what forms are required, which forms are missing, your aid award letter, and other important information about your aid application. Please allow a few days for the office to update your records after you submit a required document during our busiest processing time: December through March.
If we require additional documents, your "My Financial Aid" account will list them, so check your account periodically to make sure your aid application remains complete.
You will receive your financial aid award letter with your admission acceptance mailing. Review the aid information carefully and thoroughly with your parents. To accept your award you and a parent must sign the award letter and return it to us. By signing the award letter you and your parent are agreeing to the responsibilities, terms, and conditions of your financial aid awards. Review more information about your award letter.
We are here to help you. If you have any questions about the financial aid application process or about your financial aid awards, please contact the financial aid office. Call us at 413.559.5484 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.