The cost of attending Hamilton College includes direct and estimated costs. Direct costs are those that are billed by the College. Estimated costs are expenses incurred by most college students. These costs vary each academic year.

2024-25 Direct Costs

Tuition: $68,280
Housing: $9,570
Food: $7,940
Student Activity Fee: $680
Total Comprehensive Fee: $86,470

Additionally, all students are required to carry adequate health insurance, and costs may be incurred for some families.

2024-25 Estimated Costs

Books and Supplies: $800
Miscellaneous Personal Expense: up to $1,000
Travel Allocation: up to $1,800

Financial Aid

If your family can only pay a portion of the advertised tuition, room, board, and fees — or maybe even none at all — we will meet your full demonstrated financial need through a combination of family contributions and financial aid (scholarships, loans, and campus employment).

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Our Investment in You

Hamilton is one of the most generous colleges in the country. We start by meeting the full demonstrated financial need of every accepted and enrolled student for all four years. Then we invest in your experience here. We offer resources and opportunities throughout your time at Hamilton and even after you graduate to propel you in the direction you want to go next. You will reap the benefits of the College’s investment in you for the rest of your life.


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