Financial Aid

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

We Can Do This, Together

We award more than $50 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.  75% of Amherst graduates in the Class of 2015 graduated with no student loan debt. 

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

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


NetPartner: The Financial Aid Portal

Current students and applicants for admission 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.