Amherst Maintains Financial Aid Policy

Bloomberg News, the New York Times and the Daily Hampshire Gazette (subscription required) all took notice when the college reaffirmed its commitment in January of 2010 to financial aid and, in particular, replacing student loans with grants.

Upfront Tuition Assistance

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Amherst College Creates Scholarship Fund for American Veterans

December 9, 2008                    

AMHERST, Mass.–Amherst College has created a permanently endowed scholarship fund for veterans of the U.S. armed forces who are accepted by and enroll at the liberal arts school. The Veterans Scholarship Fund, as it is called, will provide enough financial aid to cover the full demonstrated need of qualified former American servicemen and servicewomen, starting in the fall of 2009.

Many more ask colleges for aid

"We have made it a priority to reach out to students who are bright but don't have the resources," said Joe Paul Case, Amherst's director of financial aid, in this Boston Globe article about the impact of the credit crunch on today's undergraduates.

Office of Financial Aid

Equal Footing

Out of Debt

By Emily Gold Boutilier

New York Times: The (Yes) Low Cost of Higher Ed

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
The college and President Anthony W. Marx were referenced several times in this essay about top universities becoming "significantly more affordable for the majority of students."