Hamilton College

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers are based on costs for the 2017-2018 school year.  Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship packages will correspondingly increase.

Annual Cost of Attendance



Room & Board


Books & Supplies






Required Fees


Health Insurance



$69,754 - $70,754

How Costs Are Covered (annually)


$66,254 - $67,254

Federal Work-Study


Student Summer Work Contribution


Student Savings


Parent Contribution


Student Loan



$69,754 - $70,754

Policy Regarding Outside Scholarships

Hamilton allows outside scholarships and employer tuition benefits to first replace self-help (work), rather than scholarship, in a financial aid award. Outside scholarships in excess of work will reduce the Hamilton College scholarship aid that would otherwise be provided.  Neither an outside scholarship nor a tuition benefit will reduce the expected family contribution.

Policy on Health Insurance
Hamilton requires all students to have health insurance.  Students can waive the College Health Insurance Plan if covered by a family member or another plan.  For QuestBridge students not covered by an outside plan, Hamilton will cover the cost of health insurance.

Policy on Travel Allowance
*Anticipated travel expenses are added to each student’s cost of attendance, and are factored into each student’s financial aid eligibility. The travel allowance ranges from $500 - $1,500 and varies based on the distance between Hamilton and each student’s home.

Other Details
For more information, please contact Hamilton’s Office of Financial Aid by email finaid@hamilton.edu or phone (800) 859-4413.

Requirements Associated with Maintaining this Award
Students must remain in good standing with the college, and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.  Hamilton Scholarships are only guaranteed for 8 semesters. In limited cases, additional semesters of aid may be available and in such cases, 100% of demonstrated financial need would be met through a combination of scholarship, student employment and student loan.  All students must re-apply for financial aid each year.