Financial Aid

"How can we afford the benefit of a private college?"

Let us tell you. During the past school year, Hampden-Sydney offered over $31 million in financial assistance in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and employment. Many families find a Hampden-Sydney education easily affordable - despite what they thought!

A Hampden-Sydney education is definitely worth every penny. Hampden-Sydney was ranked among Kiplinger's 2014 Best College Values in liberal arts colleges. Students here stand apart because of

  • small classes taught by professors who want them to succeed,
  • the safety and spaciousness of our 1340-acre campus in rural Virginia,
  • the emphasis on values - honor, integrity, and commitment,
  • the spirit of community and brotherhood,
  • alumni job-networking,
  • traditions of a college which for two centuries has educated men to be leaders.

Hampden-Sydney College has a need-based program to help families who cannot afford the total cost of the College, as well as a non-need-based program through our Academic Scholarships and Citizen-Leader Scholarships.

If you have any questions, please contact us. We will help you maintain your sanity (and, hopefully, a sense of humor) throughout the college-search and financial aid process.

The Financial Aid Office is committed to the highest level of customer service to our students and their families and effective, efficient delivery of financial assistance from federal, state, private and institutional sources in compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements and College policy.