Hamilton is committed to meet the full demonstrated financial need of all enrolled students through a combination of scholarship and self-help (loans and work-study). Families apply for financial aid each year so that changes in circumstances can be considered.
If you are an international student, please refer to our International Students webpage for additional information about Hamilton's financial aid policies.
The EFC is the calculated amount of money your family will contribute towards your annual college education costs. We use many different pieces of information to establish your EFC. Here is a quick summary of factors we do and do not consider when determining need-based aid (this list is merely a guideline, and is not all-inclusive):
The best way to determine your estimated EFC is to use our net price calculator. Please keep in mind that the net price calculator will only be an estimate. If you have questions about the results you receive, you should contact the Financial Aid Office.
Once you have determined your expected family contribution, using the net price calculator, we encourage you to visit our Forms and Deadlines webpage. This page will help you better understand the documents and deadlines required to apply for need-based financial aid at Hamilton College.