Colby Commits to Access and Affordability

commitment2At Colby, we believe that a student’s qualifications, not ability to pay, should be the primary criteria for admission, and that once here, all students should have the same opportunities, regardless of their financial resources. That’s why Colby offers grants instead of loans in all financial aid packages—so students with financial need have the ability to graduate debt-free. Enrolled students who couldn’t otherwise afford to take unpaid internships have access to College funds, and all students can apply for stipends to pursue academic research instead of campus jobs.


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“As comprehensive fees rise, we need to do more to make sure that no qualified student is denied the transformational experience Colby offers because of financial concerns.”

—President William D. Adams