Parents and Families

Parents Programs

Tuition Payment Information

May 2016

Dear Parent:

Welcome to Hamilton! It must be an exciting time in your household right now, but I’m sure that excitement is tempered by the reality of the investment you will be making for your child. I’d like to introduce you to two programs, one to help pay for your son or daughter’s education and one to protect your investment in the cost of that education.

Student charges for 2016-17 will be $64,250, which includes $50,730 for tuition, $7,110 for room, $5,900 for the full board plan, and $510 for the student activities fee. Payment for the fall semester is due by August 8, 2016, and payment for the spring semester is due by January 2, 2017.

Payment Plan

If you are unable to make lump-sum payments for your semester bill, we are pleased to offer a program administered for us by Higher One. The payment plan can be used alone, or combined with financial aid. The enclosed TuitionPay brochure explains more about this program. If you have any questions, please call TuitionPay directly at (800) 635-0120.

Tuition Refund Plan

I also call your attention to The Tuition Refund Plan, an insurance program that minimizes the financial loss if an illness or accident forces your son or daughter to withdraw from school before the semester is completed. This elective insurance plan provides coverage for tuition, and room and board charges. This plan significantly extends and enhances the College’s published refund policy.

It is vital that those who wish to participate in this plan return the application form and premium before August 25, 2016. Applications cannot be accepted after classes begin. If you have any questions, please contact Dewar directly at (617) 774-1555.

Please note that neither Hamilton College nor any of its employees receive benefits from the companies that administer these programs. These options are provided solely as a service to our families.

We are pleased to offer you these programs and look forward to your child’s arrival this fall.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (315) 859-4324.


Andrea L. Brown
Associate Controller