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Financial Aid for Students Currently Enrolled or on Leave

Current students must apply for financial aid each year. We use the FAFSA to determine eligibility for various federal and state aid programs including federal student loans, federal and state grants, and federal work study.  We use the CSS Profile, along with the FAFSA, to help determine eligibility for institutional aid including the Hampshire Grant.  To review what forms are required for your aid application, please refer to My Documents on theHub or contact the financial aid office. 

Required Forms for Your Renewal Aid Application

  1. FAFSA: This form determines your eligibility for federal and state aid including federal work study, federal loans, federal grants, and state grants. Click here for more information about the FAFSA.  If your FAFSA report is selected for the Verification process, you must provide the financial aid office all additional forms required for the verification process.
  2. Profile: We use this form, along with the FAFSA, to help determine your eligibility for a Hampshire College grant. Click here for more information about the Profile.  NOTE:  if you are not planning to apply for institutional need based aid, this form is not required; please notify the financial aid office if this is the case.

Currently enrolled students and those on leave who previously did not apply for aid but now want to must also submit a completed Non-custodial Profile, if applicable. Click here for more information about the Non-custodial Profile.

Currently enrolled international students DO NOT apply for financial aid after their initial application; awards are automatically renewed for up to three years (eight semesters total). Financial assistance is not available to international students who did not receive aid upon admittance.

DUE DATES for currently enrolled students and for students currently on leave (Note that if you are applying for federal aid only these dates do not apply)


 May 1  Full institutional funding for academic year or fall only
 May 2-August 15  Late applications accepted but full institutional funding not available
 December 1  Full institutional funding for spring only
 December 2-January 15  Late applications accepted but full institutional funding not available


Renewal application information and forms are available in January. We recommend that students apply for aid even if they anticipate taking a leave in the fall; this way the financial aid application is complete in the event they change their mind about enrollment or to complete the spring application early so they don't need to worry about it while on leave during the fall term.

If you apply for the fall, your decision will be for the entire year. Students who are on leave or not on aid in the fall must meet the spring due date. 

It is important for students to use the same name and correct Social Security number on all application materials. The name used must match the name on the student's Social Security card.

Please DO NOT send us copies of income tax returns. The financial aid office, however, may request full or partial tax return information from a small number of families to clarify information on the aid application. You will be contacted if we need a copy of a tax return. This request will also be listed in the "My Financial Aid" link on the Hub.

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Financial Aid
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Fax: 413.559.5585