Amherst College

  • low financial help rate

    Last year, 1,087 undergraduate students (61% of all students) have received grants, scholarship, and/or federal student loans at Amherst College.

    Number Receiving AidPercent Receiving Aid Total Amount of Aid ReceivedAverage Amount of Aid Received
    Grant or scholarship aid1,087 61%$51,494,177$47,373
    Pell Grants419 23%$1,902,695$4,541
    Federal Students Loans297 17%$1,598,292$5,381
  • Last year, 1,087 undergraduate students (61% of all students) have received grants, scholarship, and/or federal student loans at Amherst College.

    Number Receiving AidPercent Receiving Aid Total Amount of Aid ReceivedAverage Amount of Aid Received
    Grant or scholarship aid265 56%$12,592,022$47,517
    Federal Grant Aid100 21%$520,206$5,202
    Pell Grants100 21%$459,206$4,592

61% Undergraduate Students Got Financial Aid

1,087 undergraduate students (61% of all students) have received grants, scholarship, and/or federal student loans at Amherst College ( compared similar schools). The average amount of grants of scholarship aid is $47,373 and the average loan amount is $5,381.

Number Receiving AidPercent Receiving Aid Total Amount of Aid ReceivedAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or scholarship aid1,087 61%$51,494,177$47,373
Pell Grants419 23%$1,902,695$4,541
Federal Students Loans297 17%$1,598,292$5,381

First-time Full-time Undergraduate Students (Freshmen)

265 freshmen have received one or more types of financial aid at Amherst College ( compared similar schools). The average amount of federal, state, local or institutional grant aid is $47,517 and the average amount of student loans awarded to full-time first-time undergraduates is $6,984. Next table shows the financial data by type of aid at Amherst College.

Number Receiving AidPercent Receiving Aid Total Amount of Aid ReceivedAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid27357%--
Grant or scholarship aid265 56%$12,592,022$47,517
Federal Grants100 21%$520,206$5,202
Pell Grants100 21%$459,206$4,592
Other Federal Grants61 13%$61,000$1,000
State/Local Grants12 3%$31,162$2,597
Institutional Grants264 55%$12,040,654$45,609
Student Loans80 17%$558,730$6,984
Federal Student Loans68 14%$322,175$4,738
Other Student Loans26 5%$236,555$9,098

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