Semester or Year Away on Educational Leave
Students who entered in the 2018-2019 academic year will pay tuition costs associated with Amherst and the College will remit tuition payments due to the hosting institution. Students are responsible for paying fees associated with room and board, student activities, airfare, and other non-tuition expenses related to their host location. Students who entered Amherst prior to the 2018-2019 academic year should be in touch with Janna Behrens (jbehrens).
Students receiving Financial Aid
Students will remain eligible for all financial aid while attending approved domestic and foreign study programs. Financial aid will continue to be portable and is based on a student’s full demonstrated need, which is determined by inclusion of the comprehensive costs of the study away program and specific non-billed expenses such as associated transportation costs.
There are provisions, so students receiving aid should visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for information on how to transfer your financial aid package to an approved program. Students do not need to apply for aid or scholarship from the program or host institution since Amherst's aid transfers to approved programs. If a student applies for (and is awarded) financial aid or scholarship from the program or host institution, please note that the family contribution will not be reduced. Family contributions remain the same.
The document below should be read and printed out prior to meeting with Dean Alex Robinson (x2296), the senior financial aid officer who works with students studying away at Amherst. All students will complete the Study Away Budget sheet to calculate how their aid package will transfer to their study away program.