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Hampshire College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$57,070 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,580 tuition
$11,620 on campus room & board
$750 books
$1,120 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$57,070 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,580 tuition
$11,620 on campus room & board
$750 books
$1,120 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$35,800 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
82% of students receive aid
12% get federal aid ($5,552 avg)
4% get state aid ($870 avg)
83% get institn'l aid ($35,800 avg)
60% get loans ($4,500 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.89% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.89% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

$6,181,744
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $24,338 71%
Federal Grant Aid $5,552 12%
Pell Grants $3,952 17%
Other Federal Grants $1,953 11%
Institution Grant Aid $35,800 83%
State Grant Aid $870 4%
Student Loans $4,500 60%
Federal Loans $5,009 57%
Other Loans $11,343 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 1
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Hampshire College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
893 West St
Amherst, MA 01002-5001
(413) 549-4600
http://www.hampshire.edu/offices/1876.htm

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • David from East Windsor, CT
  • Oct-07-2013 I am a current student here

    For my entire life I have been looking for a school which I genuinely fit into. For the first time, I was able to find a place where I can be me. It is an exciting, invigorating feeling. I am not rich whatsoever. However, I believe that the education I will get at Hampshire will triumph over any money value. The people I have met already have impacted my life so dramatically. I found what I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing. I am learning the way I want to. I choose what I am interested in. It is worth every penny.

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  • 4
  • Kahari from Springfield, MA
  • Jul-12-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Hampshire College is a private school and is a bit pricey, but they have a huge endowment and lots of grant and scholarship offers and opprtunities. They have been very generous to me.

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  • 4
  • George from New York, NY
  • Jun-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Hampshire is truly for the alternative student. Traditional academia and traditional college life doesn't really exist here. And, if it does, it is with its proper Hampshire twist.

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  • 2
  • Kiera from Bath, ME
  • Jan-01-2013 I am a current student here

    A downside is that Hampshire is very expensive. We are a new school and don't have a large endowment. However, the school does try to make it possible for students to go. The resources available at the other 4 colleges in the area (UMass Amherst, Amherst College, Smith College, and Mt. Holyoke) are great, and you can take classes there too if you're in need of a more traditional approach to your education once in a while.

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  • 3
  • Samantha from Westport, CT
  • Dec-19-2012 I am a current student here

    This is not a cheap school. I received a really good amount of aid this year, which is what it made it possible for me to attend Hampshire. However, I know a lot of kids who applied and didn't get as much aid as they would have liked. Luckily, the financial aid office is pretty good about appeals, and they will likely give you more money if you ask. That being said, it depends on what you expect to get for that money that determines whether its worth what you pay. If you're looking for academic freedom, self-directed learning, interesting and unique classes, cheap drugs, ugly buildings, nice-but-awkward students, and a somewhat quiet college experience, then it's totally worth it! If you're looking for more direction, a beautiful surroundings, happening nightlife, or anything that can be deemed more traditional you might want to think twice.

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