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Cost & Aid


A study abroad semester may cost less, the same as or more than a semester at Hamilton. Although study abroad can be expensive, planning and research can make it an attainable goal.

How Much Will My Study Abroad Really Cost?

Study abroad programs set their own tuition and fees.  Information about tuition and fees is available on the individual program websites.  Make sure to check for this information as part of your research when searching for a program.

The program "comprehensive fee" probably includes tuition and housing, but there will be other expenses beyond that fee.  Please read the fine print in order to understand what is included in the comprehensive fee.  Some programs don't include housing or food in their comprehensive fee, which means you'll want to take those expenses into consideration as well.  Other expenses you may be responsible for are the program deposit, airfare, in-country travel, books.  Make sure that you and anyone providing financial support for you understand what is covered by your program fee.

Hamilton's study abroad fee is $1500 per semester program. A student participating in a single, full-year program will be charged $2000 for the academic year, divided equally each semester.

This fee does not apply to the Hamilton programs.


Will my financial aid pay for my study abroad?

Many Hamilton students who study abroad receive financial aid, and Hamilton College will work with students receiving aid to try to make their study abroad goal achievable.  Financial aid covers program fees and some additional expenses up to the cost of attendance (COA) at Hamilton.  If your program exceeds the COA at Hamilton, there are no financial aid funds available to cover the excess amount.  Once you have a good idea of where you will go and with which program, consult Diane Barrett in the Financial Aid Office (315-859-4395) to be sure you understand your financial aid situation.


Is Other Funding Available for Study Abroad?

You may also be eligible to apply for outside scholarships to help with study abroad expenses.  Please note that outside scholarships are factored into your financial aid package. Program sponsors often offer scholarships in the range of several hundred to several thousand dollars. You can apply for these when you apply to your program. Other sources of information are listed below.

Study Abroad Financing Guides

Study Abroad Scholarships
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