Welcome Parents and Families!

An Amherst education is at once timeless and urgently needed. Amherst is not simply a preparation for professional life. It is a preparation for your child’s lifelong journey of learning—exhilarating and surprising, rewarding and vast. When your child arrived at Amherst, he or she joined a close-knit, thriving community devoted to excellence in the liberal arts. Parents and families are an integral part of that community.


Amherst families are welcomed to campus each fall for Family Weekend, as well as invited to attend all of the college’s on-campus and regional events that are open to the general public. More »


Want to send a care package to your student, looking for important campus phone numbers, or wondering how to access tuition statements? Our resources page for families is a good starting place. More »


Your support of the Parents’ Fund makes Amherst’s unrivaled academic programs, on-campus activities, and enriching experiences possible for all students. More »

Tuition Payments

See instructions for accessing your student’s account.  If you have questions about billing or bill payments,  please contact the student accounts area of the Controller's Office at (413) 542-2817 or (413) 542-2811 or send an email to: studentaccounts@amherst.edu.