Parent Loans

There are many loan programs that can assist your parents in meeting their obligation for your college costs.

Because Amherst College participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program, PLUS Loans are borrowed directly from the U.S. Department of Education through the College.  Your parents may borrow a parent alternative loan through any program they choose.

The following list represents the lenders from whom parents have borrowed during the past year.  

Student Loans and Family Financing Options

Welcome to the section of the website that pertains to student loans and family financing options. It is to your advantage to maximize the student's federal subsidized or unsubsidized loan eligibility before borrowing alternative or parent loans.