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Financial Aid

 @HamiltonFinAid

Office of Financial Aid
800-859-4413
315-859-4962 (fax)

Types of Financial Aid

Scholarships/Grants

Scholarships and grants represent money that does not need to be repaid and account for approximately 80% of all financial aid packages.  All Hamilton scholarships are need-based and awarded based on an annual review of your financial aid application materials.  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.  No separate application is required for consideration of endowed scholarship eligibility.
  • 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% 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 and Tuition Benefits

A student must report outside awards and tuition benefits to the Financial Aid Office, which will first replace work-study and then the loan portion of a student's financial aid package before it will reduce the Hamilton College Scholarship.  Neither an outside scholarship nor a tuition benefit will reduce your expected family contribution.

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