To be considered for financial aid at Amherst in 2016-2017 or 2017-18, you must complete:

CSS Profile

Complete the Financial Aid PROFILE form and submit it to the College Scholarship Service (CSS) of the College Board. Amherst College's CSS PROFILE code number is 3003. Registration guides and worksheets are available from secondary schools or the Office of Financial Aid. Please complete the CSS PROFILE reporting your family's financial information in the currency of your home country.

Applicants from the countries of  Ghana cannot pay for the CSS PROFILE to be processed using a credit card. Applicants from Ghana should contact the Office of Financial Aid by email for a fee payment code; please be sure to include your full name and where you reside in your request.

If your parents are separated or divorced, the PROFILE form should be completed by you and the parent with whom you live (i.e., your "custodial" parent). Your other parent (i.e., your "non-custodial" parent) must complete the CSS Non-Custodial Parent PROFILE.

If any parent owns an interest in a business or a farm, s/he must complete the International Student Business/Farm Supplement. The completed Business/Farm Supplement should be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid at Amherst College directly.

Income/Wage Documentation

Submit copies of your and your parents' most recent income tax return(s) and/or other documentation of income directly to the Office of Financial Aid. Documentation can be sent to the office: by e-mail to; by fax to 413 542 2628; or by standard mail to PO Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002 USA. All documentation must be translated into English.

Candidates for Transfer to Amherst

Transfer applicants already studying in the United States who demonstrate financial need are eligible for financial aid at Amherst. To be eligible for financial aid, a transfer candidate must follow the same instructions as above.

Submission Dates 
Early Decision
November 1
Regular Decision
February 15
Fall Transfer
March 15
Spring Transfer
November 1