Financial Aid


Office of Financial Aid
315-859-4962 (fax)

Types of Financial Aid


Scholarships and grants represent money that does not need to be repaid and account for approximately 80% of all financial aid packages. The average Hamilton scholarship for 2013-14 academic year was $36,400.

Need-Based Scholarships/Grants

Hamilton Endowed Scholarships

Hamilton Endowed Scholarships account for roughly 40% of the $34 million scholarship budget, representing gifts from alumni and friends of the college.

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Pell Grants are given to students whose federally-defined expected family contribution is less than $5,157. In the class of 2018, approximately 17 percent of Hamilton's first-year students are Pell Grant recipients.

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Awards

TAP Awards are based on taxable income for New York State residents.

Outside Scholarships

A student must report outside awards to the Financial Aid Office, which will first replace work-study and the loan portion of a student's financial aid package before it will affect the Hamilton College Scholarship.

Visit FastWeb and Scholarship Search to locate outside scholarship opportunities.