Financial Need

All financial aid at Amherst is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need.  You show financial need if the resources that are available to you are not sufficient to cover your student budget.  The College expects that your parents will assist to the greatest extent their income and assets will permit and that you will share in the cost of your education through working, borrowing, and saving.

Costs at Amherst

The following budget presents typical expenses for an international student at Amherst in the 2013-2014 academic year. The budget includes allowances for living expenses during vacations and holidays.

Costs at Amherst

The following budget presents typical expenses for an Amherst student for the 2013-2014 academic year.  This budget is used by the Office of Financial Aid to calculate financial need and to determine financial aid awards.