Why do I have to pay Amherst tuition while on study away?
Amherst students who entered starting in the fall of 2018 and later can expect to pay eight semesters of Amherst tuition once admitted to the College. Students are still supported academically by the faculty, staff and systems of the College, even when they are studying away from campus. By charging tuition for study away – whereby students receive credit towards their degree – the College will secure the sustainability of study away for future Amherst students, while also permitting Amherst students to choose the program that best fits their interests and needs, regardless of the costs. Also, the College is aligning its practice with that of the majority of U.S. colleges and universities.