Hamilton College

Clinton, NY

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers reflect estimated student expenses for the 2023-2024 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



Housing and Food


Books & Supplies






Health Insurance


Required Fees






Federal Work-Study


Student Summer Work Contribution


Parent Contribution


Student Savings

Varies, approximately 25% of reported assets

Student Loan




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. 2023-2024 Cost: $2,483, 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. The Hamilton College Scholarship is increased by the amount of the travel estimate in each student’s cost of attendance, reducing the amount they will be billed each semester. Students should expect to cover travel costs directly, using their family contribution and/or work study wages earned.

Policy on Student Contribution

In addition the Federal Work Study Contribution, students are responsible for a summer work contribution of $1,500.

Policy on Books and Supplies

The books and supplies estimate has been removed from the student’s annual cost of attendance; Hamilton College will cover the full expense of books and supplies each year. Students will be directed to purchase their books and supplies through the Hamilton College Bookstore. Hamilton College will pay the Bookstore directly.

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 and student employment. 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 [email protected] or phone (800) 859-4413.