We are committed to ensuring that your Hamilton education is affordable and worthy of your investment.
Apply For Financial AidFamilies apply for financial aid each year so that changes in circumstances
Expect OpportunityIf you qualify for financial aid, we will meet your full need for all four years.
Estimate Your Financial AidYou can use our two online tools to calculate what your costs might be.
A School of Opportunity
We strive to ensure that your education will be affordable and worthy of your investment. Hamilton meets the full demonstrated financial need of every accepted and enrolled student for all four years. If your family can only pay a portion of the advertised tuition, room, board, and fees – or maybe even none at all – we help you cover the rest with generous financial aid awards.
Furthermore, if you are a U.S. citizen, your family’s ability to pay our tuition and fees will not be a factor that the admission committee considers when reviewing your application. Many colleges and universities in the country can either meet full demonstrated need or admit the most qualified students regardless of their need –but we’re one of a few dozen that pledges to do both.
In addition to our generous financial aid promise, once you arrive on campus you’ll be provided with the advising support and stipends to pursue research or creative work, internships, community partnerships, and other opportunities you never even imagined.
Typical First-Year Financial Aid Award
Financial Aid Awards by Family Income Ranges
|Calculated Family Income||Qualifying for Need-Based Aid||Average Award|
Based on admitted student data for 2022-23.
100%Percent of demonstrated financial need met for every student admitted to Hamilton.
$52.4 MillionThe amount committed to the annual financial aid budget.
17%Percentage of Class of 2026 students eligible for Pell Grants.
50%Approximate percentage of students receiving financial aid each year.
$53,597Average financial aid award (including scholarship, student loan, work-study)
Office of Financial Aid