Loans and Financing Options

Financing options come in a variety of forms and from several sources: federal, state, and private:

  1. Federal Direct Student Loans
  2. Federal Direct Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
  3. Monthly payment plan
  4. Outside scholarships
  5. Private alternative loans

Welcome to Hampshire College's loan website. To navigate through this website, click on the Quick Links listed below, click on the topics listed above, or use the search function at the top of the page. You can also click on the purple-highlighted terms found within the text to link to other pages on this site or other websites.

Please contact our loan counselor with any questions or concerns you have along the way.

Quick Links

Apply for a Direct Parent PLUS loan (for parents)

Apply for a private alternative loan

Tips to borrowing a private alternative loan

Sign the Master Promissory Note (MPN) for your Direct loan (first-time student borrowers)

Complete the loan counseling requirement for first-time Direct student loan borrowers

Apply for an FSA ID, which is used to log onto the website and to sign electronically your Master Promissory Note (for students and parents)