Tuition, Fees and Expenses 2014-2015

When we calculate a financial aid award, we use a student expense budget that includes both direct charges and out-of-pocket expenses.  For 2014-15, the budget will include:

Comprehensive fee (tuition, room and board): $60,400

Other student fees (student activities, campus center programs and residential governance): $806

Health insurance (estimate; may be waived): $1,626*
*To be updated in May 2014

Books and supplies (estimate): $1,000

Personal expenses (estimate): $1,800

Travel (estimate; varies by location): $50-$2,500

Cost of attendance: $65,682 - $68,132

The college's actual cost of educating a student at Amherst exceeds the annual fee by nearly 50 percent. However, income from our endowment and gifts help subsidize that amount significantly, even for students who do not receive financial aid.  For students eligible for financial aid, scholarship grants further reduce the costs to students and their families.