Financial Aid

Office of Financial Aid
315-859-4962 (fax)

Returning/Current Students


A college education is a significant investment, and applying for financial aid is often a critical step in enabling many students to attend a premier college like Hamilton. We understand that it can be a complicated process for many families, so we created this timeline to clarify each step of applying for or renewing your financial aid. We hope this will be a helpful resource for you as you navigate the financial aid process!

If you are an incoming student applying for financial aid please see our prospective/new student timeline.

Before Applying

  • Hamilton’s Financial Aid Policies
  • Determining Financial Need
  • Cost of Attendance
  • The Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Forms and Deadlines

While Applying

  • Applying for Financial Aid
  • The Financial Aid Checklist
  • Updating your Financial Aid Application

Getting Your Financial Aid

  • Receiving Your Financial Aid Award
  • Understanding Your Financial Aid Award

Accepting Your Financial Aid

  • Accepting Your Scholarship and Work-Study
  • Accepting Your Loans
  • Outside Scholarships
  • Other Financing Options

Receiving Your Financial Aid

  • How your Bill is Paid
  • Loan Disbursements
  • Student Employment Office
  • Off-Campus Study
  • Renewing your Aid
  • Senior Requirements