College Sophomore 2013-01-25T20:31:03Z
Don't expect to get a certain amount of financial aid just because your parents annual income falls into a certain category, there are many other variables.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-16T00:23:23Z
The scholarships are awarded on a need basis, so if your family demonstrates an economic need, the school will provide as much as your family cannot. There are no merit-based scholarships.
College Junior 2012-12-05T16:13:24Z
Amherst is a need-blind, full-need institution. I've heard good things from friends about their financial aid, and pretty much everyone is at least satisfied, but it's important to note that the college gives you what you need -- usually no less, and definitely no more. It's still a significant financial burden, but they give out enough aid that anyone CAN pay.
College Junior 2012-07-30T17:59:30Z
Everyone in the financial aid office really want to help you. Amherst has a lot of money and they want to give it out but you have to reach out to them. They're extremely helpful to low-income students (they give out a lot of money to us) and are really on top of you when it comes to getting all of your forms in. They're very organized so nothing ever gets lost. The fact that Amherst meets 100% of your need and accepts you whether you can afford it or not makes it one of the top schools according to financial aid.
College Senior 2011-01-26T00:14:48Z
Very Generous, but Also Vague – Amherst is known for being very generous with financial aid and meeting all of a student's needs. However, outside scholarships can be a hassle.
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