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Amherst College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$67,186 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$51,620 tuition
$13,710 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$856 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$67,186 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$51,620 tuition
$13,710 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$856 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$44,922 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
68% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($5,505 avg)
3% get state aid ($2,552 avg)
62% get institn'l aid ($44,922 avg)
17% get loans ($5,124 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.06% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.06% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $47,145 62%
Federal Grant Aid $5,505 24%
Pell Grants $4,817 24%
Other Federal Grants $1,000 16%
Institution Grant Aid $44,922 62%
State Grant Aid $2,552 3%
Student Loans $5,124 17%
Federal Loans $4,602 15%
Other Loans $5,545 3%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Amherst College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State -
Out of State -


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Ornella from Amherst, MA
  • Jan-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Amherst is more than worth your money. It provides you with such a great experience and a diploma from one of the country's most reputable institutions.

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  • 5
  • NQS from New York
  • Oct-24-2012 I am a current student here

    It's expensive- but Amherst may be one of the BEST colleges in the world about letting really great students attend, who wouldn't have been able to if it weren't for FA. In fact, I applied for FA after I got in, and they were very generous! Really, incredible FA, and if instead of student loans, they meet all of your demonstrated need with grants!

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  • 5
  • Kaya
  • Aug-08-2011 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Amherst has a financial aid package to rival some of the Ivy League schools. They guarantee that their students will graduate debt-free.

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  • 4
  • Drew from North Easton, MA
  • Jul-26-2011 I am a current student here

    I personally am not on financial aid but I have heard that the financial aid office is very friendly and helpful. If you don't have your own printer, do expect to be charged for printing in the library, and you'll have to print out a good amount for class, which can add up. But it's mainly a walking campus, and the bus service is free, which is great. And you'll have great networking resources for internships and after college - the career center is very helpful. You get the education you paid for, but you also make connections and open doors for your career after you graduate.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous from CA
  • Oct-31-2010 I am a current student here

    Expect to budget for miscellaneous things: printing short excerpt reading for courses, laundry, etc. Otherwise, the financial aid is amazing. There is great socio-economic diversity here. :)

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