Hamilton College

This page will be updated by late summer of 2022.

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers reflect estimated student expenses for the 2021-2022 school year. Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship packages will correspondingly increase. Your official financial aid award will be included in a letter directly from Hamilton.

Annual Cost of Attendance



Room & Board


Books & Supplies



$500 - $1,500


$500 - $1,000

Health Insurance


Required Fees



$76,200 - $77,700

How Annual Costs Are Covered


$72,700 - $74,200

Federal Work-Study


Student Summer Work Contribution


Parent Contribution


Student Savings

Varies, approximately 25% of reported assets

Student Loan



$76,200 - $77,700

Policy Regarding Outside Funding/Scholarships
Hamilton allows outside funding/scholarships and employer tuition benefits to first replace self-help (work), rather than scholarship, in a financial aid award. Outside funding/scholarships in excess of work will reduce the Hamilton College scholarship aid that would otherwise be provided. Neither outside funding/scholarships 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 matched students not covered by an outside plan, Hamilton will cover the cost of health insurance. 2021-2022 Cost: $2,100, not included in Cost of Attendance above.

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.

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 in order to maintain the match scholarship award.

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