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Amherst College Campus, Amherst, MA

Amherst College Financial Aid

Number Received Financial Aid (All Undergraduate) 1,103
Percent Received Financial Aid(All Undergraduate) 60%
Average Aid Amount $50,424
Number Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 312
Percent Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 66%

Financial Aid Information at Amherst College

For academic year 2017-2018, Total 1,103 students (60% of undergraduate students) received one or more financial aid including grants, scholarship, and/or student loans. The average financial aid amount is $50,424. For freshmen*, 312 students (66% of enrolled students received financial aid.

* Full-time, first-time degree seeking undergraduate students

All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

For academic year 2017-2018, total 1,103 students (60% of all students) have received grants or scholarships and the average received amount is $50,424. It includes federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid. Next table describes the financial aid statistics by aid types at Amherst College for all undergraduate students.

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid at Amherst College
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Federal, state, local, institutional or other grant aid1,10360%$50,424
Pell Grants42723%$4,733
Federal Student Loans30517%$5,056

Beginning Students Financial Aid

For academic year 2017-2018, total 312 students (66% of all freshmen) have received any financial aid and 277 students (59% of all freshmen) awarded any student loans. The headcount includes the number of full-time, first-time degree seeking beginning undergraduate students. Below table shows the number and amount by source of financial aid at Amherst College.

Beginning Students (Freshmen) Financial Aid at Amherst College
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid31266%-
Grants or Scholarship from All Sources26656%$52,025
Federal Grants9320%$5,371
Pell Grants9320%$4,769
Other Federal Grants5612%$1,000
State/Local Grants163%$2,822
Institutional Grants26556%$50,166
Student Loans9019%$5,626
Federal Student Loans7817%$4,667
Other Student Loans194%$7,490