2022/23 Semester Billing Fee Details


The comprehensive fee totals $40,125 and includes the semester's tuition, housing and meals cost.  The semester tuition fee is $31,750; the semester housing fee is $4,525 and the semester meal fee is $3,850


The student activities fee of $300 is used by the Association of Amherst Students to fund organizations, clubs, and special interest groups for activities. Six dollars of the fee helps to underwrite the Five College Performing Arts Program. This cooperative program allows students to receive a discounted ticket price for all Fine Arts Center sponsored programs. The fee also contributes to the support of a wide variety of student group programs that develop social life, educate and build community as well as, student newspapers, magazines, radio station, yearbook, and student government. This is a mandatory fee billed per semester.


The transcript fee is a non-refundable $25 fee which provides all students the opportunity to receive transcripts upon request with no additional charge. This fee is billed once during the first semester the student attends.



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires health insurance for all full-time students. All students attending Amherst are billed the annual premium in the fall, with the exception of students going on educational leave for fall. They will be billed the fall only premium and upon return to Amherst, billed the spring premium. Students covered under a comparable insurance policy have the option to waive the coverage the College provides. Specific information on the academic years plan can be found on the Gallagher Student Health Plan Information page. Students who wish to waive will use this online waiver form.  Unless the plan is waived by the published deadline, the College will automatically enroll the student in the College provided plan and the premium must be paid. 

Questions regarding the online waiver process and requirements can be addressed to Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk: 800-379-6183



Optional, independent tuition insurance covering medical withdrawals is offered by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. This insurance is billed each semester. If you do not wish to participate in the program you must complete the online waiver by the notated deadline. If you do not complete the online waiver form by the published deadline, you will be enrolled in the tuition insurance plan and the premium must be paid. Subscribers are assured a refund of tuition within the terms of the plan for medical withdrawals. All medical withdrawals under the program are insured at 80% of the applicable tuition portion of the comprehensive fee previously paid to Amherst. This is a private program that is not provided, or administered by the College.


If the student is receiving financial aid through the College, the Office of Financial Aid must be informed of any tuition benefits from a parent's employer or other awards or grants. It usually is necessary for the financial aid offer to be adjusted to accommodate this assistance.

State scholarships and/or outside scholarships are not reflected as a credit on the bill until funds are received from the donor agency or organization. One-half of state scholarships and, generally, one-half of outside scholarships shown on the financial aid package may be subtracted from the fall term bill.  The usual expectation is that an outside scholarship will be divided between the two semesters.  However, if the donor of an outside scholarship specifies in writing that the assistance should be applied in full to the fall term bill, please contact the Office of Financial Aid so that the offer record may be adjusted.  In addition, if an outside scholarship has been received directly by the student from the donor, please notify the Office of Financial Aid.  In this case, the scholarship should not be subtracted from the fall term bill.

Proceeds from College Savings or Prepaid Tuition Plans (also referred to as 529 Plans) will be reflected as Anticipated Payments.  Any proceeds to be used in the academic year must be accessible prior to the bill due date of each semester.

If the student is not receiving financial aid through the College, but will receive assistance from outside organizations, please deduct one-half of those awards from the semester tuition bill.  In these instances, please email studentaccounts@amherst.edu the award details informing us of the source of the assistance and whether the College is expected to present a bill to another institution or organization.


For students who have been offered financial aid and have accepted the offer, scholarship, grant or loan assistance, the amount should appear on the term bill as either a credit or pending aid.  Aid is credited after all requirements for application and disbursement are met. If the aid source is from outside the College, the funds are credited to the account after they have been received.  Aid remains pending until all requirements are fulfilled.

If your aid application is incomplete, the Office of Financial Aid has notified you of items needed to complete your application so that it may be reviewed.  This information is also available online at http://www.amherst.edu/go/faportal. Please submit any missing or additional requested information as soon as possible so that your financial aid offer may be finalized and credited to your account.

Make note of any adjustments made to the balance due by email to studentaccounts@amherst.edu. Please then remit the remaining amount due on or before the required due date. Payment options to Amherst College are available at: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/controller/student-accounts/payment-options.