Hampshire College uses the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile and the FAFSA to help determine a student's eligibility for the College's institutional aid programs, including the Hampshire Grant. 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.
Our school code for the Profile is 3447.
To begin the Profile process, visit https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org. More information about the Profile is provided below.
Questions? Contact CSS customer support at 844.202.0524 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Eastern Time (with extended hours from 8 a.m.-10 p.m., January through April) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Log onto your online financial aid account to confirm that the Profile, and Non-custodial Profile, if applicable, is required for your financial aid application. Click on the My Documents tab to view your required and missing documents. If the CSS Profile is listed with a Status of Not Received then you need to complete the Profile.
The Profile is an online form that collects information used by Hampshire College to award institutional funds such as the Hampshire Grant. All federal funds are awarded based on the FAFSA. If your parents are divorced or never married and not living together, your non-custodial parent will also be required to submit the Non-custodial Parent Profile (see below for more information).
The fee for the initial application and one college report is $25. Additional reports are $16 each. Payment may be made via credit or debit card.
Yes, fee waivers are granted automatically by CSS, not by Hampshire College, based on the information entered on the Profile, to students who are first-time college applicants and are from families with low incomes and assets. International students are not eligible for fee waivers. This waiver covers the application fee and the reporting fees for up to eight colleges or scholarship programs.
Our school code for the Profile is 3447. Use this code to request a report to be sent to Hampshire College.
Students who enter Hampshire College as a dependent student are required to provide parental information on the Profile every year, even if one becomes an independent student while enrolled. For some cases, the Profile may be waived for subsequent years by the financial aid office based on the student's or the family's situation.
Independent single students who enter Hampshire College as an independent student will be required to complete the Profile for institutional aid. The financial aid office may determine that the Profile can be waived for subsequent years.
Students who enter Hampshire College as married independent students will be required to complete the Profile for institutional aid. The financial aid office may determine that the Profile can be waived for subsequent years.
If your biological or adoptive parents are divorced, separated, or never married and not living together, your non-custodial parent will need to complete the Non-custodial Profile. You will be given an opportunity at the time you complete the Profile to enter the non-custodial parent's e-mail address. CSS will send your parent instructions on how to complete and submit the Non-custodial Profile. Please have your parent's email address available at that time, as this is your only opportunity to have the College Board notify your parent on your behalf.
Non-custodial parents are not required to complete the Non-custodial Profile for renewal applications, but may request a review of their income when significant changes have occurred. Please contact the financial aid office for details. First time financial aid applications will require the Non-custodial Profile, if applicable.