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.

Student Loans information is available in this section.

Domestic Study or Study Abroad

Students who qualify for financial aid at Amherst College may apply their aid to study at another institution within the United States or abroad, subject to the following conditions:

Your proposed coursework must be approved and considered full-time and equal to a full semester's worth of credit toward your degree at Amherst College as determined by the Registrar of Amherst College.

Office of Financial Aid

You CAN afford Amherst. At Amherst, we’re committed to making sure an Amherst education is affordable to EVERY admitted student.

Financial Aid Forms


These forms are formatted as Adobe Acrobat PDF (portable document format) files. If you have trouble opening them, you may need to download the free Acrobat Reader.

First Year and Transfer Applicants

College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE Form

Financing Computers

Students with demonstrated financial need may purchase a computer through a long-term, subsidized financial aid loan. Subsidized loans allow the deferment of repayment and bear no interest until after graduation.

Students without financial need, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, may obtain unsubsidized federal loans that allow deferment of payment, but which bear interest from the time the loan is made.

Amherst College Will Replace Loans with Scholarships in Financial Aid Packages for All Students Beginning in 2008-09

Move Expected To Aid Middle-Income Families July 19, 2007 Contact:Stacey Schmeidel Director of Public Affairs 413/542-2321

Amherst College Dean Joe Paul Case Receives the John Monro Memorial Award

January 27, 2005Director of Media Relations

Amherst College Trustees Approve Comprehensive Fee Increase

March 14, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Board of Trustees has established $33,860 as the College’s comprehensive fee for 2001-02. This figure represents a 4.5 percent increase over this year’s comprehensive fee, which includes tuition, room and board.

Amherst College Trustees Approve Comprehensive Fee Increase

March 27, 2003Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.-The Amherst College Board of Trustees has established $36,910 as the college's comprehensive fee for 2003-04. This figure represents a 4.9 percent increase over this year's comprehensive fee, which includes tuition, room and board.

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