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Types of Aid


Hamilton is committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all accepted students through a combination of scholarship and self-help (loans and work-study). Families apply for financial aid each year so that changes in circumstances can be considered.

Scholarships And Grants

Scholarships and grants represent money that does not need to be repaid. All Hamilton scholarships are need-based and awarded based on an annual review of your financial aid application materials. The average scholarship for 2017-18 academic year was $42,968.

More information about scholarships


Campus Employment/Federal Work-Study

The amount of campus employment offered to a student in his/her financial aid award is based on demonstrated financial need. Campus employment is the “self-help” portion of a student’s financial aid award (along with loans). Whether or not a student works the number of hours required to fulfill the awarded amount of campus employment is a decision each student must make based on their ability to hold a job while attending classes during a semester. If a student decides not to work, this would increase the amount the family must contribute.

More information about campus employment


Loans for Students

Hamilton includes only federal subsidized loans in our financial aid awards for domestic students and the loan amount awarded annually will increase according to the federal loan table. Some international students, including Canadian citizens, may be awarded an institutional loan in accordance with the federal loan table. Depending on eligibility, additional loans may be borrowed to offset the expected family contribution.

More information about student loans


Loans for Parents

Parent loans may be available to cover up to the difference between the cost of attendance and financial aid.

More information about parent loans


Financing Options

While the financial aid award is intended to meet the demonstrated need of each family, many families finance their expected family contribution over a number of months or years using a monthly payment plan or combination plan.

More information about financing options

Contact Information


Office of Financial Aid

800-859-4413 315-859-4962 finaid@hamilton.edu
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