Fees for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

The following is a schedule of fees at Amherst College for the 2023-24 academic year.

Schedule of Fees 2023-24 Academic Year
 Fall TermSpring TermAcademic Year
Comprehensive fee
(tuition, housing, food)
Student activities fee315315630
Student health insurance
(may be waived if the student has comparable coverage)
Tuition insurance for medical withdrawals126126252
Comprehensive fee includes Tuition$33,325$33,325$66,650
Comprehensive fee includes Housing4,7454,7459,490
Comprehensive fee includes Food4,0354,0358,070

Term bills are available on-line through the student’s ACData account. The first semester bill is due and payable in early August 2023; the second semester bill is due and payable in early January 2024. All College scholarships, monthly payment plan payments, and any other cash payments appear as credits on the bill. Other scholarships, grants, student loans, and parent loans will be credited to the student account when funds are available from the respective sources. Payments made to student accounts may be adjusted in anticipation of credits from pending aid sources.

Each new student is charged a $25 life-time transcript fee that allows all students to obtain transcripts on request without additional charge. Miscellaneous charges such as fees for late registration, extra courses, course materials, library fines, lost or damaged property, etc., are payable when incurred.

The fees listed in the above schedule support various activities of the student body.

The student health insurance charge is billed in full on the fall term bill and covers twelve months of accident and sickness insurance for the period August 15, 2023, through August 14, 2024. Any clinical services provided on campus at the Student Health Service are covered by the comprehensive fee for all students. Further details concerning the Student Health Service and student health insurance plan appear on-line. If a student has comparable health insurance coverage, the student health insurance fee may be waived by completing the on-line waiver. Massachusetts state law requires that all students have health insurance, so students must either participate in the College's health insurance plan or have comparable medical coverage. Note that health insurance coverage provided through a state Medicaid program may NOT be available outside of the state. Likewise, coverage provided by a health maintenance organization (HMO) may NOT be available outside its primary geographic area. In such cases, the waiver may not be approved.

A student who receives scholarship aid from the College may request additional grant aid to pay for the College's health insurance plan if his or her family does not have health insurance or substantially equivalent coverage that is available in Massachusetts. A “Request for Scholarship - Health” form should be completed and submitted to the Office of Financial Aid. The student’s expense budget and grant aid will be adjusted by the cost of the College's health insurance plan.

Optional, tuition insurance may be waived each semester.  Subscribers are assured a refund of 80% of the tuition portion of the comprehensive fee within the terms of the plan for medical withdrawals.

Last updated: June 2023