How much debt will I have to take on to pay for Amherst College, and how easily will I pay it off? Keep scrolling down the page for answers.
Included in This Report:
- Average Loans for Freshman
- Average Undergraduate Loans
- Default Rate at Amherst
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Additonal Information
Freshmen At Amherst College Take Out an Average of $6,984 in Loans in Their First Year
At Amherst College, 17.0% of incoming students take out a loan to help defray freshman year costs, averaging $6,984 a piece. This amount includes both private and federally-funded student loans.
The average federal loan is $4,738, which is 86.1% of the first-year borrowing cap of $5,500* for the typical first-year dependent student.
Unlike the data shown for freshmen, average undergraduate student loan amounts do not include private loans. In addition to unreported parent loans, this can increase the average amount borrowed significantly.