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Tuition Refund Policy

Fee Considerations for 2020-21

Hamilton recognizes that the coronavirus pandemic continues to create risks and uncertainties that may affect the future structure of its traditional on-campus learning and residential experience, but the tuition and fees charged by the College are based on the quality and expertise of the faculty and is not dependent on the format of our educational programs. If Hamilton is forced to alter the structure of its on-campus educational programs, or transitions to a remote learning model to mitigate the possible effects of the coronavirus pandemic or because of restrictions imposed by federal, state, or local authorities, tuition charges will remain as published for 2020-21 and will not be refunded or reduced.

Students who choose full remote learning for the fall semester will not be charged room, board, or the student activities fee. Students who are approved to leave during the semester to study remotely will receive prorated room, board, and student activities fees for the number of weeks not on campus as detailed below, however no refunds will be given after April 5th. Students that are placed on remote study by Hamilton will not be eligible for a proration of the room charge, board and activities fee will be the only prorations. Those who are on financial aid will have their awards adjusted to reflect the changes in costs and projected expenses. Revisions will begin after students have confirmed their fall plans. Questions may be directed to finaid@hamilton.edu.

Students who leave campus to pursue full remote learning during the Spring 2021 semester will be refunded room, board and student activities fees according to the following schedule:

Prior to January 31 100 percent
February 1 to February 7 90 percent
February 8 to February 14 80 percent
February 15 to February 21 70 percent
February 22 to February 28 60 percent
March 1 to March 7 50 percent
March 8 to March 14 40 percent
March 15 to March 21 30 percent
March 22 to March 28 20 percent
March 29 to April 4 10 percent
After April 5 No Refund

Fall 2020 Refund Schedule:

Prior to August 23 100 percent
August 24 to August 30 90 percent
August 31 to September 6 80 percent
September 7 to September 13 70 percent
September 14 to September 20 60 percent
September 21 to September 27 50 percent
September 28 to October 4 40 percent
October 5 to October 11 30 percent
October 12 to October 18 20 percent
October 19 to October 25 10 percent
After October 26 No Refund

Refund Policy

All refunds to a student withdrawing from the College are based on the date on which the student, parent, or guardian notified the Dean of Students of withdrawal. The College policy on the refund of payments to students who withdraw voluntarily or due to illness, or who are dismissed during any semester, is stated below.  Tuition insurance may apply in some circumstances. Additional information is available at: https://www.hamilton.edu/offices/business/student-accounts/tuition-insurance-plan

Students who receive financial aid from the College and withdraw during a semester will have their aid re-evaluated, and possibly adjusted, based on the type of aid received, government regulations, and the period of attendance.

Prior to the first day of classes, 100 percent of tuition, room, board and the student activities fees will be refunded, less any nonrecoverable costs incurred by the College.

Room charges will not be refunded if a student withdraws after the start of classes unless the student is moving to full-time remote learning as described in Fee Considerations for 2020-21.

Refund Schedule for Withdrawals and Leaves of Absence:

Tuition, board and fees are refunded as follows:              


1) Withdrawal or dismissal during the first week:

80 percent

2) Withdrawal or dismissal during the second week:

70 percent

3) Withdrawal or dismissal during the third week:

60 percent

4) Withdrawal or dismissal during the fourth week:

50 percent

5) Withdrawal or dismissal during the fifth week:

40 percent

6) Withdrawal or dismissal during the sixth week:

30 percent

7) Withdrawal or dismissal during the seventh week:

20 percent

8) Withdrawal or dismissal during the eighth week:

10 percent

9) After eight weeks

No Refund


Special Refund Considerations for Returning Students Arriving After the Start of Spring 2021 Classes 

Students who have requested to complete their coursework remotely for the spring 2021 semester will not be allowed to return to campus in person at any point during the semester. Students will only be allowed to start the spring semester remotely and transition to in-person coursework if they are delayed for an approved, extenuating circumstance such as visa/international travel issues, quarantine/isolation in their home county, family emergency, etc. Students in such situations should seek approval from the Dean of Students Office by emailing dosdept@hamilton.edu and providing appropriate documentation to support their request. 

Such students will still be considered “in person” and will be billed for full room, board, and student activities fees, but once the student arrives, 8% of those charges will be credited for each week that the student was not able to be on campus, and their financial aid will be adjusted accordingly. If students cannot arrive by Sunday March 7th they will need to petition to take their classes remotely for the entire spring semester. Upon arrival students will need to have results of a pre-arrival COVID-19 test and will take a Hamilton test at a local hotel. A second test will be performed ~3 days later. Students will quarantine at the local hotel until they receive a negative result from their second Hamilton test, at which point they will be transported to campus.


Contact Information

Student Accounts

Philip Spencer House, 1st Floor
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, N.Y. 13323
315-859-4324 315-859-4947 stuaccts@hamilton.edu



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