Financial Aid & Costs

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We’re committed to making an Amherst education affordable to every admitted student.

Your family’s financial circumstances will never affect whether you’re admitted or not.

The majority of our students pay less—often far less—than the cost of attendance. Under our need-blind admission policy, 60 percent of our students receive financial aid.

Equal Footing

The Boston Globe: In search of talented foreign students, Amherst College takes rare step

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
The college's decision to extend its need-blind admission policy to international students made headlines in the Globe and was also picked up by Inside Higher Ed.

Amherst Now Need-Blind for International Students

April 18, 2008 eNews One of just eight colleges and universities in the United States to now offer such a consideration to international students, Amherst has extended need-blind admission to all applicants.

Amherst College to Extend Need-Blind Admission Policy to International Students

Submitted by Emanuel Costache
April 9, 2008 Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417