Electronic Payment:

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 Payment:

International students may pay via a wire transfer process. 

Amherst College has partnered with flywire by peerTransfer to streamline the bill payment process for our international students.  With flywire by peerTransfer, you are offered multiple payment options and excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save money as compared to traditional banks.  You will also be able to track where your payment is in the transfer process via a student dashboard and an e-mail confirmation will be sent to you when your payment is received by Amherst College.  To begin the payment process, go to: https://www.flywire.com/pay/amherst.


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.


Installment Payment Plan:

For those who desire a monthly payment plan, arrangements can be made directly with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) at 800-722-4867 or at: https://amherst.afford.com.  

Plans administered by TMS include a five-month payment plan, which begins on June 15 for the fall semester and begins on November 15 for the spring semester.  As a general policy, Amherst College does not handle any installment payment plans directly.

You may still choose an Installment Payment Plan after the enrollment start date - any prior payments due must be remitted at the time of enrollment in a plan. 

Third Party Tuition Assistance/Financial Aid:

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 studentaccounts@amherst.edu 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.