As a school with generous financial aid that promises to meet 100% demonstrated financial need for all admitted students, Hamilton wants to ensure that application fees do not pose a barrier for any students who wish to apply for admission.
If you feel that your financial circumstances might qualify you for an application fee waiver, please submit your request (in lieu of application fee payment) on the Common Application or Coalition Application. After submitting your application with the fee waiver request, unless you hear otherwise from our admission office, you should assume your waiver has been applied.
To be eligible for the Common Application Fee Waiver, you must meet at least one of the following indicators of economic need:
To be eligible for The Coalition Application Fee Waiver, you must meet at least one of the following indicators of economic need:
If you have been granted a Hamilton College Fee Waiver, you should indicate this on The Common Application by choosing "I can provide a supporting statement from a school official, college access counselor, financial aid officer or community leader" on the Fee Waiver tab and by choosing the “I have been granted a Hamilton College fee waiver” option in the Hamilton specific questions on your Common Application.
If you are using the Coalition Application, you should select "Hamilton College fee waiver" as the answer to the question "Do you intend to use one of these school-specific fee waivers?" in Hamilton's customized application questions.
If you don’t meet any of the fee waiver thresholds, but you believe your family’s circumstances warrant consideration for a fee waiver, you may request a fee waiver by contacting the Hamilton admission office directly at email@example.com or 315-859-4421.