Financial Aid Office
Learning Made for You, Made Possible
Did you know that 99% of Hampshire College students receive financial aid?
We are committed to making Hampshire affordable for your family. The average need-based grant for the 2021-22 year was $41,986. The average financial aid package was $46,818.
A recent District Court ruling on the Biden-Harris administration student debt relief program has blocked it moving forward. President Biden remains committed to providing loan relief for millions of student loan borrowers. In August, Biden announced a plan to reduce student loan debt up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 in relief for borrowers who were not eligible for a Pell Grant. For updated information about President Biden's debt relief initiative and how the Court ruling may change things, visit studentaid.gov. Be aware of scams—the U.S. Department of Education will not ask for money to cancel your loans.
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: email@example.com.
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.
- Our FAFSA school code is 004661 (U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens only)
- Our CSS Profile school code is 3447 (International & Undocumented Applicants only)
- E-check-in Process
- Are you being asked to complete a Taxable Grant Review?
- Preferred Name and Pronoun Policy
Financial Aid News
- Learn more about President Biden's plan to reduce your student loan debt. Visit studentaid.gov to complete the simple application. You may receive notification directly from your loan servicer about your eligibility for the program. Don't lose out on this once in a lifetime opportunity. Parent PLUS loan borrowers are also eligible.
- The new fixed interest rates for Direct loans have been announced: 4.99% for student loans; 7.54% for Parent PLUS loans. These rates are effective for loans borrowed for the fall 2022 and spring 2023 terms.
- Change to the 2022-23 FAFSA: 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 May 18, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education has waived the federal verification process for students selected for the Standard verification process for the 2022-23 year. This is temporary and the verification process is expected to resume for the 2023-24 year.
Additional Helpful Links
- Your Financial Aid Portal
- Education Tax Benefits
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Scholarship Searches
- Verification Process
- Financial Aid Forms
- Refund Policy
Colleges are required to provide various disclosures, information, and reports to current and prospective students and employees. Here is a sample of items.
- Cleary (Campus Security) Act
- Annual Fire Safety Report
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Use our Net Price Calculator to determine your eligibility for financial aid
- Our Code of Conduct
- Satisfactory Academic Progress
Please visit our Consumer Information and School Reports page for the full list of disclosures, policies, and reports.
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.
Our preferred method of receiving documents is by the secure upload to our Net Partner Student Portal.
- Please follow these instructions:
- Log in to the Financial Aid Net Partner Student Portal:
- New prospective students log on to http://explore.hampshire.edu/apply/status.
- Current students log on to TheHub.
- 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!
- Log in to the Financial Aid Net Partner Student Portal:
- You may submit your documents by fax to: 413.559.5585.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Students must be making satisfactory academic progress according to the College's guidelines to be eligible for financial aid (federal, state, and institutional awards including merit scholarships).