Only a few colleges in the country can say what we can say about financial aid.
Our admission process is need-blind for all students, domestic and international. We admit extraordinary students from around the world, and then we make every effort to ensure that Amherst is affordable for each one of them.
- We meet 100% of our students’ demonstrated need—for domestic and international students.
- We were one of the first colleges in the country to adopt a no-loan policy. We replaced loans with scholarships, so our students can graduate with little or no debt.
- We’ve been providing need-based financial aid since our founding in 1821. Supporting students from all walks of life has always been at the core of who we are.
Students leave Amherst with an extraordinary education, a long list of exceptional accomplishments—and the freedom to build their future without the burden of student loan debt.
This approach makes us distinctive. We’re proud to say it also makes us a leader.
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