Amherst College Refund Policy

In case of withdrawal before the opening day of a semester, all charges will be canceled.

Optional, independent tuition insurance covering medical withdrawals is offered by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. If you do not wish to participate in the program you must complete the online waiver by August 6, 2021, for the fall semester and,  by January 14, 2022 for the spring semester.  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. More detailed information is available at This is a private program that is not provided or administered, by the College.

Refund of payment or credit on an account in the event of a withdrawal is noted on the table below.

Tuition Room & Board
Period of attendance calculated from the day of first scheduled classes:
 Fall Semester        
On or before 8/30/21 — 100% $30,350  

A proportional refund based on days on campus at the time of voluntary departure.

8/31 - 9/10 — 90% $27,315  
9/11 - 9/20 — 50% $15,175  
9/21 - 10/17 — 25% $7,587  
10/18/21 or later No Refund   No Refund  
Tuition  Room & Board 

 Spring Semester

 On or before 2/07/22 — 100%  $30,350     

A proportional refund based on days on campus at the time of voluntary departure.

 2/08 - 2/18 — 90%  $27,315  
 2/19 – 2/28 — 50%  $15,175  
 3/1 – 3/27 — 25%  $7,587  
 3/28/22 or later  No Refund   No Refund  

Note: Students subject to involuntary departures are not eligible for a room and board refund.