Financial Aid

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

Financial Aid Policies

Veteran Benefits at Hamilton College

Hamilton College is pleased to partner with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in support of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Effective August 1, 2016, the VA will pay for private and foreign schools, the benefit percentage of the in-state actual net cost up to a limit of $21,970.46 for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Yellow Ribbon Program may still be utilized by domestic institutions to pay for tuition and fee charges above the yearly cap. For more information, please visit: http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_gibill.asp.


Yellow Ribbon

A provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the Yellow Ribbon Program provides partial funding for veterans and their spouses or dependents to cover the cost of tuition at participating private colleges. Hamilton College provides a matching school contribution of $5,000 to four students annually. These funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis determined by the date of deposit and notification to the Office of Financial Aid. For more information, please visit: http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/yellow_ribbon.asp.


Hamilton College will treat VA benefits like an outside scholarships. In accordance with federal policy, VA benefits will be applied before other federal and state grant aid will be awarded.