Financial Aid Refunds

Current semester balances reflected as a negative number on your billing statement and generated from financial aid will automatically be processed weekly on Wednesdays (funds must show as disbursed - as opposed to anticipated - on your statement). Please allow 3-5 business days for the funds to be deposited into your account. FAQs related to Finexio can be found here.

Credit balances unrelated to financial aid must be requested from the student by contacting Student Accounts at studentaccounts@amherst.edu from your Amherst College email address.

The Office of Financial Aid is open in B-5 Converse Hall.

We are excited to see you and to assist you with your financial aid needs and questions!


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Frequently Asked Questions

Check our FAQ for answers to questions about contacting us, how to view your financial aid information, student employment, and more.

FAQ

Financial Aid at Amherst

July 13, 2018

“The most rewarding part of the work that we get to do is to provide the resources that truly make an Amherst education affordable.” —Gail Holt, Dean of Financial Aid

We Can Do This, Together

We have awarded more than $67 million in Amherst scholarships this year.  That’s money dedicated solely to meeting the financial need of our students.

Students leave Amherst with an extraordinary education, a long list of exceptional accomplishments, and the freedom to build their future without the burden of student loan debt. Approximately 75% of Amherst graduates in the Class of 2021 graduated with no student loan debt. 

This approach makes us distinctive. We are proud to say it also makes us a leader. Only a few colleges in the country can say what we can about financial aid:

Nearly 60% of our students receive financial aid. Our average financial aid award last year was more than $62,000. So the majority of our students pay less—often far less—than the cost of attendance.”
                                                                                                                      —Gail Holt, Dean of Financial Aid

My Intuition Quick College Cost Estimator

Quick Cost Estimator

The My inTuition tool will give you an early cost estimate using six basic financial questions. 

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