New Online Payment Platform is LIVE

We have completed our migration to Nelnet's billing and payment platform.
STUDENTS can securely log into Nelnet with their Amherst College credentials. Once logged in, you will be able to review your account, make payments, and invite parents or authorized parties to your account.
FAMILY and FRIENDS can make one-time online payments. To make a one-time payment you must know the follwing student information:
  • Seven digit ID number
  • Preferred First Name
  • Preferred Last Name
If you are unsure of this information, please contact the student before making a payment. If any of the information is incorrect, you will not be able to proceed with the payment.
To enroll in a payment plan, your student MUST add you as an Authorized User before you can enroll. 
Spring Payment Plans will begin in December 2022 and run through April 2023.

Controller's Office -Academic Year Hours

 As we prepare for the academic year, we are announcing updated hours for the Student Accounts Office in the Controller’s Office at College Hall.

While the Controller’s Office is primarily working remotely during the 2022 spring semester, we will welcome visitors in person weekdays, by appointment, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. by submitting an appointment request to

Staff will also be available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM for virtual appointments.

The Student Accounts Office can be reached by the following:
Phone: 413-542-2817/2811

Zoom Meetings:
Please schedule by email to using the subject line, “Request for Zoom Meeting”.

Amherst College generates an electronic tuition statement each semester. The spring term billing email notification will be available December 15, 2022 and the balance due must be received on or before January 06, 2023. All payment plan arrangements through Nelnet Campus Commerce to cover the spring term balance must also be established and up to date by the payment due date of January 6th.  Additional billing statements are also issued online during each semester, which will include any other miscellaneous charges, fees, fines or credits that are posted to the student’s account statement.

Email notifications will be sent to students and their Authorized Users ("Family and Friends") each time a new statement has been uploaded to the account.  These statements can be viewed online at Workday.

The total balance due must be settled before a student will be cleared for course registration.  Students may also be required to contact the Financial Aid Office or the Controller’s Office prior to registration in order to finalize paperwork, sign loan notes, or to clear any remaining unpaid balance.

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