Financial Aid Office

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Who We Are

The financial aid office's responsibility is to review all application materials to determine eligibility for financial assistance, prepare appropriate financial aid offers, 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
  • Hours: 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:
  • Phone: 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.

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Important Information & Links

  • 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.

  • 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 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

  • — 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  Be aware of scams—the U.S. Department of Education will not ask for money to cancel your loans.

    — 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.

    — 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.

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Work Study

There is a variety of employment opportunities and experiences that will enable students to meet their work study award eligibility.

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Financial Aid Forms

Access forms that may be required for students applying for financial aid.

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Net Price Calculator

Receive an estimate of how much students similar to you paid to attend Hampshire College.

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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).