Current students must apply for financial aid each year. We use the FAFSA to determine eligibility for institutional aid including the Hampshire Grant as well as various federal and state aid programs including federal student loans, federal and state grants, and federal work study.
Currently enrolled international students and undocumented 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.
|May 1||For the academic year or Fall term only|
|December 1||For the Spring term only|
The FAFSA is available to complete beginning October 1. 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 minds about enrollment, or enables them 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.
Check the status of your financial aid application by logging onto TheHub; click on the "My Financial Aid" link. Here you are able to review what forms are required and which forms are missing on the My Documents & Messages tab, your aid awards on the My Award Letter tab, 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.
In addition to the FAFSA, you may be asked to provide supplemental documents such as copies of your or your parents' W-2 forms, specific schedules from your or your parents' federal income tax return, and certain documents and data if your FAFSA was selected for the Verification process. If we require additional documents your "My Financial Aid" portal will list them so check it periodically to make sure your aid application remains complete.
If your FAFSA was selected for the Verification process, we need all of the required additional documents before we can determine your financial aid awards.
If your aid application was completed by the appropriate due date, you will receive your financial aid notification by email by mid-June for the fall term or by mid-December for those returning from voluntary leave for the spring term. Review the aid information carefully and thoroughly. You will need to accept your awards, including your federal student loans. To accept your aid awards, log onto your "My Financial Aid" portal, click on the My Award Letter tab, and accept, or decline, each individual award. Review more information about your award notification.
If your aid application is incomplete by the appropriate due date, we will review your aid application after it becomes complete. You will then receive a financial aid notification from us.
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 email@example.com.