Financing Your Education

What types of scholarships does the school offer?
Hampden-Sydney evaluates every applicant's merit for academic based scholarship awards. For a full list of scholarships and requisite academic performance, please see the Financial Aid webpage which contains a full listing of academic and leadership awards and scholarships. The top level of scholarship covers nearly all of tuition. For the 2012-13 school year, 99% of students received aid totaling over $19.6 million. The average financial aid package per student was $31,145 including scholarships, loans and work-study.

What type of paperwork do I need to complete to make myself eligible for aid?
The Financial Aid Office requires applicants to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA form is a federal document that enables an individual to obtain federal grants and loans. 

The financial aid process seems tricky - any tips?
Follow these simple steps to ensure successful application for financial aid.

Does the College Offer Work Study programs?
The College offers many employment opportunities as well as the federal work study program. Please see the Financial Aid page describing job opportunities.