For more helpful information on planning for the upcoming year, visit our webpage for First-Year Parents and Families.
Information for Parents
Important 1098-T Information
Hamilton College issues the 1098-T form to students for tax reporting purposes. This form will be mailed to the student's primary mailing address by January 31. It is not available online.
Please note: if your student graduated in Spring 2017, he/she will not receive a 1098-T form. Hamilton reports tuition according to the year when it is billed, not paid. (i.e. Spring term 2017 was billed in Nov. 2016).
Electronic Tuition Statement
First-year students will receive a paper bill in July. After that time, tuition bills will be available exclusively online each month.
You must sign up to receive your electronic tuition statement. Visit the View/Pay Tuition page by July 1 to enroll. Students must sign up first. Once enrolled, the student must follow the instructions to set up his or her parents.
Please note that this statement is a snapshot in time. An email will be sent each month to both the student and the authorized payer when an updated statement is ready to view.
|Student Charges||Per Semester||Per Year|
|Board (21 meal plan)||$3,145||$6,290|
|Student Activities Fee||$270||$540|
By Mail: Checks should be made payable to Trustees of Hamilton College. Please remit payment to:
PO Box 392023
Pittsburgh, PA 15251-9023
Online Payment: We offer a secure website where payments can be made online. Visit our One-Time Payment page. Payments may be made by electronic check (ACH) or credit card.
Installment Payment Plan: Hamilton provides you the option to pay your annual tuition, interest free, in 10 payments beginning July 1. This payment plan can be used alone, or combined with financial aid. There is a $45 application fee. More information available soon.
Convenience fee of 2.75% of the amount charged is applied for domestic cards and 4.25% for international cards.
Term Billing Dates
- Fall 2018 tuition bills will be mailed 7/16/18 with payment due on 8/15/18.
- Spring 2019 tuition bills will be available online 12/4/18 with payment due on 1/2/19.
Late Payment Policy
If payment is not received by the due date, a late fee of $100 is assessed.
An additional late fee of $200 will be assessed if the amount due for the semester is not paid by October 1 for the fall semester and March 1 for the spring semester.
Students with unpaid balances will not be able to:
- Pre-register for the next term
- Participate in the housing lottery
- Apply to study abroad programs
- Request or receive transcripts
- Receive degrees/diplomas
Student Health Insurance
Hamilton College requires that all students have some form of health insurance coverage. Students who enroll at Hamilton will be billed an annual premium of $2,040 for the Hamilton College Student Health Insurance Plan unless they submit an online waiver and provide proof of alternate coverage. This waiver must be completed annually. Please complete the waiver by July 1 to avoid unnecessary charges.
Tuition Insurance Plan
The Tuition Insurance Plan minimizes the financial loss if an illness or accident requires your son or daughter to withdraw from college before the semester is completed. This insurance plan provides coverage for tuition, room and board charges.
In order to reduce the cost of the annual premium, students are automatically enrolled in the plan and billed for half of the annual premium at the start of each academic year. Students may opt out of the insurance by completing an online waiver here. The annual premium for 2018-19 is $352.
Students who plan to work on campus will need to complete the required forms.
- Employment Authorization Form
- W-4 Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate (Federal)
- IT-2104 Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate (New York State) Required in order to work in New York State
- I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification: You must fully complete Section 1 including your signature and the date. The form must be signed and dated no later than the day you begin work. You must present original documents for proof of identity and eligibility to work.
View list of acceptable documents
If you plan to work on campus, be sure to bring original documents with you.
- Direct Deposit Authorization
For more information, visit the Student Employment website.