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Hampshire College

Amherst, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate75%
Acceptance Rate75%

Hampshire College Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Hampshire College was $52,714 a year.

In 2022, tuition increased 3.36%–from $51,000 the previous year. Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

If these numbers sound impossible, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make theprice of collegefeel more doable until after graduation.

Hampshire College: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

Hampshire College is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Massachusetts as it does for residents from other states.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to check your state's rules for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Do International Students Pay More to Go to Hampshire College?

Hampshire College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or Hampshire College-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Hampshire College:

•On-campus jobs •Hampshire College-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.


Hampshire College Housing Expenses, Fees, and More


In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Hampshire College.

Room and Board Costs at Hampshire College

Housing and campus dining at Hampshire College is $10,132 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining halls. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $10,960.

Meal-plan costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at Hampshire College

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Annual Fees

The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

There may be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer ways for students with financial need to get help covering these fees.

The Cost of Transportation at Hampshire College

The cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in an urban area is usually pricey, but cities may offer more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. Hampshire Collegeis located in a small town setting in Massachusetts.

Other Costs

When budgeting for college, don’t forget to factor in the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


The Full Cost of Attending Hampshire College


Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Hampshire College.

Total Cost of Hampshire College

What will the cost of attending Hampshire College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $52,714
Room and Board $10,132
Board Only $3,472
Other expenses $1,490

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $67,074
Off-Campus $60,414

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.


Hampshire College Financial Aid


The majority of Hampshire College undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 338 of the 472 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Hampshire College meets 84.6% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $52,309 a year. Around 80% of Hampshire College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Hampshire College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $30,268 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $25,841
Private Loans $30,389
Most Common Loans for Hampshire College Students
Federal Loans 80%
Private loans 12%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Hampshire College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Hampshire College

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2022, Hampshire College awarded 333 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $14 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $2.75 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Hampshire College

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Hampshire College students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Hampshire College was $52,309 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Hampshire College seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $14,765
Off-Campus $8,105

What will attending Hampshire College really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Hampshire College's net cost calculator on their website.

Hampshire College Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Hampshire College offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Does Hampshire College Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

Hampshire College has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.


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Hampshire College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$55,452

In State

$55,452

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$52,714
$52,714
Fees
$1,738
$1,738
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Hampshire College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

71%

Average Financial Aid Package

$46,818

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

472

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

75%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$54,452

Out-of-State

$54,452

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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