IT Services

Family and Friends Account


An Amherst Account that lets family and friends (usually parents and/or guardians) view the student bills of an Amherst student.

Note that following the 2014/2015 academic year Family and Friends accounts will be discontinued. The College will begin working with an outside vendor to provide familes with access to student bills and other account information.

Features and Benefits

Features and Benefits: 

The College makes student bills available online through the ACDATA service.



To receive a Friends and Family account and thus to have access to a student's bills, the student must log into ACDATA and use the Student Communications Preferences screen to indicate who should have access to their bills.

If a student wishes to add a person not listed on their Student Communications Preferences screen, they have to contact the Registrar's office to update thier family information.

Getting Started

Getting Started: 

Within 48 hours of a student giving you access to his or her student bills, you will receive an email that contains your Amherst username and a link that lets you set your Amherst password. You can then logon to ACDATA to check the student's bills.