Applying for financial aid to Hampden-Sydney College can be simple if you follow the Checklist:

1. Apply for admission

There is no separate application for Hampden-Sydney College academic scholarships. You will be considered for enrollment and academic scholarships - all in one! For more information about the Admissions application process, go to Admission and Applications. 


2. Complete the FAFSA

(Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

You may complete the FAFSA as early as October 1 but by no later than February 1 if you are a new student and March 1 if you are a returning student.*  The FAFSA online application is available at and Hampden-Sydney's  code is 003713.

NOTE: If you are an Early Decision Candidate, please submit your FAFSA by no later than December 1 so that a financial aid award letter can be sent to you prior to the January 15 confirmation date.

*Due to federal processing delays, you can complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA by no later than March 15 if you are a new student and April 1 if you are a returning student.


3. Follow up with paperwork and forms

If your FAFSA is selected by the federal government for verification or there are any additional documents needed to finalize your financial aid, you will be notified by our office with specific directions on what to do and/or what to submit. Be sure to follow all directions very carefully as soon as possible so we can complete the review and finalize your financial aid.

4. Review your financial aid offer notification

Once you have been accepted as an incoming student, our office has received your signed and completed FAFSA data, and you have followed up on any requests for additional information, we will send an offer letter with your admission acceptance packet that will include all financial aid being offered (a combination of scholarships, grants, student loans and/or work-study) and any additional steps you need to take to finalize your financial aid.

If you are a current student, you will receive an award letter by e-mail or mail for the next academic year in early June. 

5. Tell us your special circumstances

We realize some families have extenuating circumstances that make it difficult to pay for college. Extenuating circumstances may include separation, divorce, death, disability, unemployment, change in family's income reported on original applications, or medical issues. If you have not yet made us aware of your special circumstances, please complete the Financial Aid Appeal Form found here and e-mail it to  A decision on the appeal will be made within 10 business days. 


6. Still need help? Contact us!

The Financial Aid Office at Hampden-Sydney College is always willing to assist with any questions you may have. We encourage you to contact us for more detailed information regarding our aid programs, tips and hints on how to look for resources outside H-SC, and current year tuition and cost information.

We can be reached Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm toll free at (800) 755-0733, directly at (434) 223-6119 or by e-mail at

Financial Aid


Types of Aid

The primary forms of aid are scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment.

Types of Aid

Forms for Financial Aid

Complete and return these forms when requested by the Financial Aid Office.


Financial Aid Office

Graham Hall
P.O. Box 726 | Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
Phone  (434) 223-6119
Fax (434) 223-6075
Federal School Code: 003713

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