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QuestBridge Applicants

Through our partnership with QuestBridge, Colby seeks to enroll students who have achieved academically despite financial hardship. By participating in the National College Match, we ensure the most talented students from all backgrounds have access to a Colby education. We meet 100 percent of each admitted student’s demonstrated financial need, and we do not include loans in our financial aid packages.

QuestBridge Non-Participating Finalists and Non-Finalists

If you don’t match or elect not to match with Colby, we’re still committed to meeting 100 percent of your demonstrated financial need and providing the support and resources you need to access a world-class education. All you need to do is forward your QuestBridge application to Colby to be considered for admission in our Regular Decision round. To be considered for Early Decision I or II, also submit Colby’s Early Decision Agreement.

Application Dates and Deadlines

Start your Questbridge Application

Questions about your QuestBridge application or the National College Match? Contact Meghan Grandolfo, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, at Should you have questions about Colby’s financial aid process, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at or 207-859-4830.

NESCAC Statement of Common Admissions Practices
Colby Nondiscrimination Policy

Colby is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and has endorsed the principles contained in the association’s Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP).

Financial Aid Requirements

Submitted/postmarked by:Early Decision IEarly Decision IIRegular Decision
College Board CSS ProfileNov. 15Jan. 1Jan. 15
FAFSANov. 15Jan. 1Jan. 15
2017 federal income
tax returns and W-2
(parents and student;
all pages and schedules)
Nov. 15Jan. 1Jan. 15

All applicants should submit the following documents for their financial aid application: