Amherst College has entered into a partnership with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to provide electronic payment processing options for tuition payments. Payments can be made either by (“e-check”) using a bank routing number and checking account number (not the number on your debit card) or by credit card/debit card using the credit card option. Payments made by e-check are processed at no additional cost from the College or TMS to the payer. Payments made by credit card or debit card are assessed a non-refundable convenience fee by TMS equal to 2.99% of the payment amount. Both electronic options are available at: www.amherst.edu/go/payment.
International students may pay via a wire transfer process.
Amherst College has partnered with FLYWIRE to provide our international families with a secure payment method that simplifies the payment process from banks and countries around the world.
FLYWIRE allows you to:
- Pay with accounts in your home country, in your currency for most countries.
- Use payment methods like bank transfer, credit cards and e-payments (Alipay/PayPal) to make the process familier and easy for you.
- Avoid unnecessary bank fees and receive favorable foreign exchange rates.
- Track the progress of your payment anytime. FLYWIRE'S multilingual customer support is available to help 24x7 using multiple channels.
To begin your payment, click on the button below or go to: https://www.flywire.com/pay/amherst.
This will take you to Amherst College's FLYWIRE payment site where you will follow the instructions provided by FLYWIRE to complete the payment.
Please note that you can select your language in the top right corner of the page to make the process easier for you.
For more information on how to complete your payment, please visit:
FLYWIRE MULTILINGUAL CUSTOMER SUPPORT
How to Make a Payment: https://help.flywire.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012463654-How-do-I-make-a-payment-to-my-institution-
Check payments are mailed directly to our office at: Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000, Controller’s Office, Amherst, MA 01002-5000 (as noted on the top portion of the billing statement).
Certified letters or mail sent via overnight delivery must be sent directly to the Controller’s Office, Amherst College, 155 South Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002.
PLEASE NOTE THE STUDENT ID# AND STUDENT’S NAME ON THE CHECK.
Amherst College offers students and families the option of paying each semester's fees through a monthly payment plan administered by Nelnet Enterprise Solutions. Historically the College has offered a five-month payment plan for each semester, with the fall semester's first payment due on June 15 and extending through October 15. Given the uncertainties caused by COVID-19, the College has decided to shift the timing of these plans by two months. Payments for the fall semester plan will begin on August 15 and conclude on December 15. Those students and families who have already registered for the plan will automatically be included in the August-December plan. These students and families have the option to cancel the plan prior to the final registration date.
We will update this webpage with all information for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 plans once finalized. As a general policy, Amherst College does not handle any installment payment plans directly.
We thank you for your understanding as we seek ways to better meet your need during these challenging times. As always, please let us know if you have any questions or individual needs that we can address. Please address any questions that you have to Penny Parsons in the Amherst College Student Accounts Department by email at email@example.com.
For those who desire a monthly payment plan, arrangements can be made directly with Nelnet Enterprise Solutions at 800-722-4867 or at: https://amherst.afford.com.
Notify the Student Accounts office if you are receiving tuition assistance/financial aid from a third party (grants, outside awards, 529 plan, etc.) that is NOT POSTED or listed as PENDING FINANCIAL AID on your account statement. Please send either a detailed email notification to firstname.lastname@example.org or a fax of the award details to 413-542-2223 Attn: Student Accounts prior to the payment deadline. Tuition assistance coming from a third party will be notated on your account information once the College is notified in writing.