Hamilton College is implementing My in Tuition, an online tool that provides accurate college cost estimates.

Prospective students will now be able to estimate costs to attend Hamilton by answering six basic financial questions.

College officials say too many families think that financial aid may not be for them and My in Tuition helps debunk that myth.

“Families can provide answers to six questions and are provided with an estimated range of their student's financial aid eligibility at Hamilton,” said Cameron Feist, director of financial aid. “MyinTuition can be found using Hamilton's Quick College Cost Estimator button on the Hamilton financial aid website. For families who want even more information, we encourage them to take the 10-15 minutes that are required to complete Hamilton's Net Price Calculator.”

Hamilton's financial aid budget is $42 million and about half of the college's students are receiving financial assistance, with the average award of more that $47,000.