Financial Aid

R.W. Kern Center

Did you know that 91% of Hampshire College students receive financial aid?

We are committed to making Hampshire affordable for your family. The average need-based grant last year was $35,941.

The financial aid office has moved into the new R. W. Kern Center; see design image above.

Who We Are:

Welcome to Hampshire College's financial aid office. It is the responsibility of this office 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.

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.

Contact Us:

Our office is located on the second floor of the R.W. Kern Center. We are open to visitors and phone calls Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern) throughout the year. We will be closed on September 5, November 24, November 25, and from December 23 through January 2. We will close at noon on November 23 and December 22.

Our email address is financialaid@hampshire.edu. Our phone number is 413.559.5484. Our fax number is 413.559.5585.

Mailing Documents:

If you need to mail us documents, please address them to Financial Aid Office, Hampshire College, 893 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002-3359. Please be sure that the student's name, College ID number, or Social Security number appears on all forms.

Check Your Online Financial Aid Account:

  • Continuing students: Review your financial aid application status by logging onto TheHub and clicking on the "My Financial Aid" link. Here you are able to see any missing documents, your award letter, and your accumulated federal loan debt. You need to accept your financial aid awards here. You may also check to see if and when your aid has been disbursed to your bill.
  • New student applicants: Review your financial aid application status by logging onto Explore Hampshire using your user name and password as provided by helpdesk@hampshire.edu; 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 see any missing documents to complete your aid application, your financial aid awards, and any special messages concerning your aid. You also accept or decline your financial aid awards here.
  • New students should NOT complete the required tax forms before they come to campus. These are date sensitive forms and cannot be accepted if dated prior to your arrival to campus. You will meet with student employment staff during the orientation period to complete the various forms.

Apply for a FSA ID:

  • Beginning on May 10, 2015, the FSA ID replaced the former federal PIN number used by students and parents to sign the FAFSA form, complete loan counseling, and sign promissory notes. All students (not including international students) and at least one parent listed on the student's FAFSA need a FSA ID for the financial aid application.
  • Learn more and apply for the FSA ID.
  • Watch a YouTube video on how to create a FSA ID.
  • Be sure to record your FSA ID and keep it in a secure place. Keep your responses to the security questions in case your FSA ID is locked or becomes invalid. Never give your FSA ID to anyone.
  • You will need to provide an email address for your FSA ID. Your parents' FSA ID application cannot include the same email address provided on your FSA ID application. 

For Prospective Students:

For New Fall 2016 Students with Financial Aid:

For Currently Enrolled or On Leave Students:

Note: The due date for renewal applications is May 1, 2016 for fall 2016. International students do not apply after their first year.

Work Study Information:

  • Student employment intranet site (requires login); visit to learn how to apply for on- and off-campus jobs, learn how to get paid available positions, etc.
  • New students should NOT complete the required tax forms before they come to campus. These are date-sensitive forms and cannot be accepted if dated prior to your arrival to campus. You will meet with student employment staff during the orientation period to complete the various forms.

2016-2017 Verification Process:

Note: This information is for those students who are selected for the FAFSA verification process.

Tax Information:

Quick Reference:

Consumer Information:

Quicklinks

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Stay In Touch
With Financial Aid
Snail Mail
Financial Aid
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone + Email
413.559.5484
Fax: 413.559.5585
financialaid@hampshire.edu