finaid_1If you’re considering applying to Colby but don’t think you can afford to be here, we encourage you to apply (for both admission and financial aid) and review your aid package before making a final decision. We believe no qualified student should miss out on a great education, and we have a number of institutional commitments in place to help make your Colby education affordable:

  • We meet 100 percent of need as determined by the college for all admitted students.
  • We do not include loans in our financial aid packages—only campus jobs and grants that don’t have to be repaid.
  • It costs nothing to apply to Colby.
  • Financial aid is portable to qualified study abroad programs.
  • College funding is available to supplement unpaid internships.
  • All students can apply for stipends to pursue academic research.
  • We offer financial guidance for all students, regardless of family income level.

Use our net price calculator to help determine your estimated aid eligibility. Though it’s only an estimate, it will give you an idea of what to expect for institutional aid based on your family’s financial situation.