An international student is defined as one who is not a citizen or permanent resident alien of the United States. Hampshire College offers merit scholarships to international and undocumented applicants, as well as a limited amount of financial aid (grant) assistance to applicants who demonstrate significant financial need.
While the competition for international grants is strong, Hampshire is committed to maintaining and expanding its global campus community.
Grants are 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. 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 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.
All international students admitted to Hampshire College are eligible for merit scholarships. The following scholarships are awarded based on applicants’ academic and extracurricular achievements, as evidenced by their applications; there is no separate application needed to qualify for merit scholarships.
From our pool of fall semester applicants, one international student will be selected to receive a merit scholarship that covers the full cost of attendance at Hampshire for a maximum of eight semesters. This scholarship covers tuition fees, room/board, and all other required fees. Preference will be given to students who present high financial need. View a full list of Hampshire’s fees for the current academic year.
From our pool of fall semester applicants, two international students will be selected to receive merit scholarships that cover the cost of tuition at Hampshire for a maximum of eight semesters. These scholarships will cover the full cost of tuition, but recipients will be responsible for room/board and all other fees. Preference will be given to students who present high financial need.
Admitted international students who do not receive the above International Scholar Awards will still be eligible for Hampshire’s other merit scholarships, which provide a maximum of $24,000 per year for a maximum of eight semesters. View a list of these merit scholarships.
|Application Type||PROFILE and
|Early Decision 2
|Spring 2022||November 1|
* if applicable
We use the CSS Profile to help determine your eligibility for our institutional student aid. All international and undocumented 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.
IMPORTANT: If you are applying for the Spring 2022 semester, you must complete and submit the 2021-2022 Profile and Non-custodial Profile, if applicable, by November 1.
Our applicant portal requires you to have applied for admission before 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 of 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.