Financial Aid

Did you know that 95% of Hampshire College students receive financial aid? We are committed to making Hampshire affordable for your family. The average need-based grant for the 2020-2021 year was $37,562. The average financial aid package was $43,585.

Who We Are

The financial aid office's responsibility is to review all application materials to determine eligibility for financial assistance, prepare appropriate award packages, provide counseling regarding student and parent loans, oversee student employment, and coordinate financial aid with student accounts. Please visit the student accounts office website for information related to student billing.

Location: 2nd floor of the R.W. Kern Center

We are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern). We close for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

Email address: financialaid@hampshire.edu.

Phone number is 413.559.5484. Fax number is 413.559.5585.

Hampshire College is a member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), and we adhere to the association's ethics and values, including their Statement of Ethical Principles and their Code of Conduct.

New Students Apply Here

New International Students Apply Here

Continuing Students Apply Here

Quick Reference

Financial Aid News

  • The new fixed interest rates for Direct loans have been announced: 3.73% for student loans; 6.28% for Parent PLUS loans. These rates are effective for loans borrowed for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 terms.
  • Changes to 2021-22 & 2022-23 FAFSAs: failing to register with selective service or having a drug conviction while receiving federal Title IV aid will no longer affect a student's Title IV aid eligibility (federal aid). These questions will appear on the FAFSA through the 2022-23 year and will need to be answered. Males may still be required to register for selective service, but not for federal financial aid purposes. 
  • Effective July 13, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education has waived the federal verification process for students selected for the Standard verification process for the 2021-22 year.  This is temporary and the verification process is expected to resume for the 2022-23 year.

Consumer Information

Colleges are required to provide various disclosures, information, and reports to current and prospective students and employees. Here is a sample of items.

Please visit our Consumer Information and School Reports page for the full list of disclosures, policies, and reports.

Additional Helpful Links

Sending Documents to Us

If you need to send us documents, you may securely upload the documents to your financial aid Net Partner portal, send them via fax, or mail them to our office. Please be sure that the student's name and/or College ID number appears on all forms. Please do not email documents to us. We are not accepting any documents with personal identifiable data via email.

Detailed instructions are available for new prospective admissions applicants and for current students.

Our preferred method of receiving documents is by the secure upload to our Net Partner Student Portal.

  1. Please follow these instructions:
    • Log in to the Financial Aid Net Partner Student Portal:
    • Under Financial Aid Information, click on "My Financial Aid."
    • Click on Menu and select My Documents & Messages.
    • Find document needed from the My Documents List*
    • Click on Upload it now!
  2. You may submit your documents by fax to: 413.559.5585.
  3. Or you may mail the documents to the Financial Aid Office, Hampshire College, 893 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002-3359.

*If the document you are trying to upload is not listed on the My Documents and Messages page, please contact us at financialaid@hampshire.edu and we will add the name of the document to the list. You will then be able to upload it. Do not email the document to us as it is not necessarily secure to email. Thank you!

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Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002