Need-Based Scholarships/Grants

  • Hamilton Endowed Scholarships
    Hamilton Endowed Scholarships account for roughly 40% of the nearly $46 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 U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens whose federally-defined expected family contribution is less than $5,486. In the class of 2022, approximately 19% 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.


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