• Apply For Financial Aid

    Families apply for financial aid each year so that changes in circumstances

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  • Expect Opportunity

    If you qualify for financial aid, we will meet your full need for all four years.

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  • Estimate Your Financial Aid

    You 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.

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Typical First-Year Financial Aid Award
Typical first-year financial aid awards consist of Hamilton Scholarship, student employment and federal, subsidized student loans not to exceed $3,500. The average total student indebtedness has ranged from $20,000 to $23,000 in recent years, which is about 50% below the national average.
Financial Aid Awards by Family Income Ranges
Calculated Family Income Qualifying for Need-Based Aid Average Award
$0-$50,000 98% $75,394
$50,000-$100,000 96% $69,928
$100,000-$150,000 95% $54,182
$150,000-$200,000 83% $40,684
$200,000-$300,000 69% $30,418
$300,000+ 16% $28,871

Based on data for admitted students entering in Fall 2023.

  • 100%

    Percent of demonstrated financial need met for every student admitted to Hamilton.

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  • $59+ Million

    The amount committed to the annual financial aid budget.

    Roughly 1 in 5

    students receive Pell Grants

  • 50%

    Approximate percentage of students receiving financial aid each year.


    Average financial aid award (including scholarship/grant, student loan, work-study)


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