The cost of attendance for Amherst College costs 68,810 but many students do not pay this price thanks to the college’s commitment to meeting 100% of a student’s demonstrated need. The financial aid packages no longer include loans and 75% of graduates in the Class of 2015 had zero student loan debt. In addition to the packages from the school, 21 % receive grants from the U.S. government.

Applications for financial aid are due on November 1st for Early Decision applicants and February 15th for Regular Decision students. All supporting documents should be included.


Tuition & Financial Aid for 2018

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Full Cost of Attendance

Sticker Price

$68,810
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College costs often differ from the school's listed prices because College Raptor estimates costs for the upcoming year based on historical inflation using the most recently available data about each college from the U.S. Department of Education.

Scholarships, Grants, and Aid

  • Average Student Grant Aid
    $47,517
  • Percent Receiving Grant Aid
    56 %
  • Average Institutional Grant
    $45,609
  • Percent Receiving Institutional Grant
    55 %
  • Average Federal Grant
    $5,202
  • Percent Receiving Grant
    21 %
  • Average Student Loans
    $6,984
  • Percent Receiving Student Loans
    17 %
  • Endowment
    $2,031,842,927
  • Endowment Per Student
    $1,098,887
  • Endowment figures are not a good indicator of available financial aid.
    Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans)

Middle Class Affordability Rankings

Average Net Price by Income - Reported in 2015-2016

Athletic Scholarships (not need based)
  • Average scholarship / Female athlete
    $0
  • Average scholarship / Male athlete
    $0
  • Average scholarship / athlete
    $0
  • # Female athletes
    242
  • # Male athletes
    321
  • Total # athletes
    563
  • Payment Options
    Prepaid tuition plan
    Tuition payment plan

Average Net Price by Income - Estimated

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