Amherst College continues to partner with Nelnet Campus Commerce to provide electronic payment processing options for tuition payments. Payments can be made via ACH using a bank routing number and checking account number (not the number on your debit card) or by credit card/debit card. Payments made via ACH are processed at no additional cost from the College or Nelnet to the payer. Payments made by credit card or debit card are assessed a non-refundable convenience fee by Nelnet equal to 2.85% of the payment amount. Both electronic options are available at: www.amherst.edu/go/payment.
International students may pay via a wire transfer process or through the Nelnet Campus Commerce payment platform.
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 familiar 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 Video
Check payments are mailed directly to our office at:
Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000, Controller’s Office, Amherst, MA 01002-5000
Overnight payments or certified mail must be mailed to:
Amherst College, AC#2500 Keefe Campus Center, Attn: Student Accounts, 16 Barrett Hill Dr., Amherst, MA 01002.
PLEASE NOTE THE STUDENT ID# AND STUDENT’S NAME ON THE CHECK.
PLAN AHEAD: Checks sent via regular mail can take 7-10 business days to be received by our Office and an additional 1-2 business days to be posted to the students account.
Installment Payment Plan
Amherst College offers students and families the option of paying each semester's fees through a monthly payment plan administered by Nelnet Campus Commerce. The College offers a five-month payment plan for each semester, with the fall semester's first payment due on July 30, and extending through November 30. Payments for the spring semester plan will begin on December 31, and conclude on April 30.
As a general policy, Amherst College does not handle any installment payment plans directly.
For those who desire a monthly payment plan, log into your Workday account, navigate to the Finances App and select Enroll in a Payment Plan. For families or third parties who desire a monthly payment plan, the student must first authorize you to do so. For more information on authorization set-up and how to enroll, please see the instructions below.
Students: Assigning an Authorized User (Third-Party) to Your Nelnet Account
Third Parties: How to enroll in a Payment Plan: NCC Tuition Payment Plan.mp4 on Vimeo
Aurthorized Payor Setup Tutorial for Nelnet: https://vimeo.com/799620895/73497c3d87
Third Party Tuition Assistance/Financial Aid
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 ANTICIPATED FINANCIAL AID on your account statement notify the Office of Student Accounts. Send a detailed email notification to email@example.com prior to the payment deadline including the anticipated payment amount, student's name, and student's ID. Tuition assistance coming from a third party will be notated on your account statement as an anticipated payment once the College is notified in writing.
NEW: Many 529 College Savings Plans now have a digital distribution option which saves time and improves transparency with real-time payment tracking. When requesting a withdrawal from your plan, look to see if a digital disbursement is available.
PLAN AHEAD: 529 payments that are submitted via check can take 7-10 business days to be received by our Office and an additional 1-2 business days to be posted to the students account. If choosing to draw 529 funds payable by check, be sure to include the students name and ID on the check memo, and mail to: Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000, Controller’s Office, Amherst, MA 01002-5000