The New York Times recently assessed the net price of a college education by subtracting each school’s average financial aid package of grants and scholarships from its total price. This analysis revealed Amherst’s net price of $13,805 to be lower than that of any other highly selective college or university. Dean of Admission Tom Parker and Dean of Financial Aid Joe Case answered our questions about this analysis.
The following budget presents typical expenses for an Amherst student for the 2015-2016 academic year. This budget is used by the Office of Financial Aid to calculate financial need and to determine financial aid awards.