Keys to the City

By Rand Richards Cooper ’80

On an island where apartments sell for $90 million, what’s the 99 percent to do? Alicia Glen ’88 is leading New York City’s ambitious plan to make housing more affordable.

Four New Amherst College Programs to Boost Higher Ed Access and Success for Low-Income Students

January 16, 2014


The White House


** Editor’s note: The college’s following efforts were covered or mentioned by several media outlets, including Bloomberg News, CNN Money, The Boston Globe, Radio Boston and the Daily Hampshire Gazette, among others.

WASHINGTON, D.C. —At a White House summit devoted to improving access and success for low-income students nationally, Amherst College President Biddy Martin today announced four new initiatives aimed at providing low-income students access to college and fostering their success in higher education at Amherst and beyond.

Is Amherst a Good Deal?

Interview by Peter Rooney

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.

Washington Post: As college costs rise, loans become harder to get

Amherst President Anthony W. Marx spoke with reporter David Cho about the rising cost of tuition and the changing financial landscape for college students for this Washington Post article.