Financial Aid

We meet 100% of our students’ demonstrated need – for domestic and international students.

Financial Aid at Amherst

July 13, 2018

“The most rewarding part of the work that we get to do is to provide the resources that truly make an Amherst education affordable.” —Gail Holt, Dean of Financial Aid

We Can Do This, Together

We award more than $53 million in Amherst scholarships every year.  That’s money dedicated solely to meeting the financial need of our students.

Students leave Amherst with an extraordinary education, a long list of exceptional accomplishments, and the freedom to build their future without the burden of student loan debt.  70% of Amherst graduates in the Class of 2018 graduated with no student loan debt. 

This approach makes us distinctive. We are proud to say it also makes us a leader. Only a few colleges in the country can say what we can about financial aid:

The Financial Aid Portal

Applicants for admission must set up separate user credentials for the Financial Aid Portal and Admission Status Portal pages.  If you never set up your user credentials or have forgotten your password, steps to access instructions are here.

Current students can check the status of their financial aid application, view award information and important messages through our online financial aid portal. 

Immigration Resources

Resources for Undocumented and DACAmented Students

Legal, educational, on campus, and regional resources for undocumented students.

Nearly 60% of our students receive financial aid. Our average financial aid award last year was more than $50,000. So the majority of our students pay less – often far less – than the cost of attendance.

Gail Holt, Dean of Financial Aid


My Intuition Quick College Cost Estimator

Quick Cost Estimator

The MyinTuition tool will give you an early cost estimate using six basic financial questions. 

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