In a piece that was picked up by USA Today, The New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, among other newspapers, President Anthony Marx explains the college’s reason for remaining committed the no-loans policy, saying “we have to remain accessible to the middle class, where we had under-representation and where there is so much talent. Maintaining a no-loan policy seems to help us make Amherst more accessible to the middle class and also eliminate the constraints of debt on those students’ career choices.”