photo by Vickers & Beechler

Hamilton College is one of 11 private colleges and universities joining Say Yes to Education.

The announcement was made today by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

Say Yes to Education is a national non-profit organization that helps children in urban school districts go to college by offering free tuition to eligible students.

Hamilton has a need-blind policy, which means that its admission decisions are made without considering an applicant's ability to pay.

Cornell University is also joining the organization's Higher Education Compact.