Financial Aid

Costs at Amherst

The following budget presents typical expenses for an international student at Amherst in the 2014-2015 academic year. The budget includes allowances for living expenses during vacations and holidays.

Student Expense Budget 2014-2015

Comprehensive Fee (tuition, room, and board) $ 60,400
Other Student Fees $ 806
Health Insurance* (waivable) $ 1,673
Books and Supplies (estimated) $ 1,000
Personal Expenses (estimated) $ 1,800
College recess expenses (estimated) $ 800
Transportation Costs $ 50-2,500
Total Cost of Attendance $ 66,529 - 68,979

An allowance for one round trip to home is included in the budget. Please note that the transportation allowance does not mean the College will purchase a ticket for your travel costs. You must arrange for your travel and pay the costs yourself.

The College annually evaluates its fees and makes adjustments when necessary. Adjustments were necessary for the 2014-2015 academic year and may be necessary for subsequent years. Nevertheless, the financial aid awards will always be based on the fees in effect during the year of award.

It should be noted that the comprehensive fee covers only a portion of your educational expenses at Amherst. A year of education at the College actually costs more than $89,000, but income from the College's endowment and from gifts and grants supplies the difference between that amount and the amount students are charged.