Fees and Charges

Annual Basic Charges 2008-2009

Semester 1 Semester 2 Total
Comprehensive Fee $24,260 $24,260 $48,520
Calendar of Payments 2008-2009
Upon Acceptance for Admission: Admission deposit--new students only (nonrefundable). $300
August 1: One half of annual basic charges, less admission deposit if applicable. $24,260
August 1: Colby Outdoor Orientation Trip fee--new students only. $225
January 1: One half of annual basic charge $24,260

Admission Deposit for All New Students: A nonrefundable deposit of $300 is due on or before the date of confirmation of intention to attend. This deposit is credited against the charges for the student's initial semester of enrollment and will be forfeited if the student does not enroll.

Study Abroad Deposit: Students participating in a Colby program abroad are required to pay a $500 deposit. This deposit is forfeited should the student withdraw from the program.

Comprehensive Fee
Tuition: All matriculating students are required to enroll for at least nine credit hours each semester. Exceptions are made by the dean of admissions in the case of nontraditional students and by the dean of students in certain cases of regular students with extenuating circumstances that prohibit them from carrying a normal course load. Students who receive loans and/or grants should be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours per semester to qualify for these funds. In exceptional cases, students may be charged on a credit hour basis at the rate of $1,420 per credit hour. With permission of the dean of students, seniors needing fewer than nine hours in their final semester may take only that number of credit hours necessary to meet their graduation requirement. In such cases, however, the full comprehensive fee per semester will be charged.

Board: The College offers a board plan of 21 meals per week. Students living in The Harold and Bibby Alfond Residence Complex will receive a rebate of $1,325 per semester and will receive 100 meals per semester.

Room: Students are expected to occupy College housing facilities to the full extent of their availability. Other arrangements may be made only with specific approval of the dean of students. Residence hall reservations are made through the Office of the Dean of Students.

Room and Board Rebate: Students enrolled on campus who are approved to live off campus will receive a room and board rebate of $2,895 per semester and will receive 100 meals per semester. Students living in Colby Gardens will receive a room rebate of $500 per semester.

Included in the comprehensive fee is an allocation for the Student Government Association and funding of College health services. There are no fees for staff services in the student health center. All full-time students are required to have health insurance coverage while attending Colby College. All students are automatically enrolled in the plan underwritten by Commercial Travelers Mutual Insurance Company and billed the $645 annual premium. A student may waive participation in the plan by documenting that he/she has comparable coverage under another insurance policy. Documentation of coverage must be provided annually by fully completing the online health insurance registration form, which can be found at www.colby.edu/sfs. This form must be submitted by August 1, 2008. No refunds will be granted after September 15, 2008.