Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants represent money that does not need to be repaid and account for approximately 87% of all financial aid packages. All Hamilton scholarships are need-based and awarded based on an annual review of your financial aid application materials. The average Hamilton scholarship for 2015-16 academic year was $41,170.

Need-Based Scholarships/Grants

  • Hamilton Endowed Scholarships
    Hamilton Endowed Scholarships account for roughly 40% of the $38 million scholarship budget, representing gifts from alumni and friends of the college.  No separate application is required for consideration of endowed scholarship eligibility.
  • Federal Pell Grants
    Federal Pell Grants are given to students whose federally-defined expected family contribution is less than $5,235. In the class of 2020, approximately 18% of Hamilton's first-year students are Pell Grant recipients.
  • Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Awards
    TAP Awards are based on taxable income for New York State residents.

Outside Scholarships and Tuition Benefits

A student must report outside awards and tuition benefits to the Financial Aid Office, which will first replace work-study and then the loan portion of a student's financial aid package before it will reduce the Hamilton College Scholarship.  Neither an outside scholarship nor a tuition benefit will reduce your expected family contribution.

Contact Information

Office of Financial Aid

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