FAFSA Submission and Correction/Updates

Updating or Correcting Your 2024-25 FAFSA

The Department of Education has issued guidance regarding correcting or updating your 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Most of the questions on the FAFSA® want to know your situation as of the day you sign the application, but there are instances in which you’ll want to change the information you initially reported. Navigation to the left on the correction page is helpful. 

FAFSA Submission Update: by July 1 for all first time enrolling students

While many students and families have been able to successfully complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA, others have not, due to known FAFSA completion challenges. Out of awareness and concern for these students and families, Amherst College is delaying our submission requirement for the FAFSA to July 1 for all first time enrolling students.

All aid applicants should: 

Financial Aid at Amherst

“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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check our FAQ for answers to questions about contacting us, how to view your financial aid information, student employment, and more.


The Office of Financial Aid is in B-5 Converse Hall.

We are excited to see you and to assist you with your financial aid needs and questions!

We Can Do This, Together

We have awarded nearly $80 million in Amherst scholarships this 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. More than 75% of Amherst graduates in the Class of 2023 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:

Nearly 60% of our students receive financial aid. Our average financial aid offer last year was more than $66,000. 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 My inTuition tool will give you an early cost estimate using six basic financial questions. 

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Immigration Resources

Resources for Undocumented and DACAmented Students

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