Student Charges 2018-19

Semester Annual
Comprehensive Fee* $34,700 $69,400
Senior & Junior Rebate for Downtown Residents $1,895 $3,790
Senior Rebate for Alfond Residents $1,895 $3,790
COOT (orientation fee for first-year students only) $275
Student Health Insurance Premium     $1,717


* The comprehensive fee includes tuition, room, and board. It also includes an allocation for the Student Government Association and funding for use of college health services (not including student health insurance).

For information regarding refunds for in-semester withdrawals, please click here.

Payment Schedule 2018-19

August 1, 2018  –   Fall Semester Charges Due

January 1, 2019   –  Spring Semester Charges Due

Students arriving at Colby for their first semester on campus will also be charged for the Colby Outdoor Orientation Trip (COOT).  The fee of $275 is due the same date as basic charges for the appropriate semester.

Late Payments – A late payment fee of 1% will be assessed for unpaid balances of $1000 or more.  This fee is assessed on the first day of classes each semester, and the first business day of the month thereafter (Click here for 2018-19 Academic Calendar).

Tuition Payment Plan 2018-2019

Colby College has partners with Cashnet, a Blackboard Company to offer three payment plan options for the 2018-2019 academic year. Students who plan on attending for a full year can either select a 10 month or a 4 month only plan. Enrollment for the 10 month (Annual Plan) begins on May 1st and ends on August 25th. Enrollment for the 4 month fall only plan begins on June 1st and ends on August 25th. Enrollment for the 4 month only spring plan begins on October 1st and will end on January 25, 2019.

*Please note, students who anticipate studying abroad are not eligible for a 10 month plan*

*Please note, later enrollment may result in catch-up payments to bring the CashNet Contract up to date*

We understand that planning for college has been years in the making and we are committed to helping our students and their families understand the cost and financial impact. By offering these types of payment plans it allows our families to design a more manageable payment option to better suit their own financial needs.

We highly recommend using our new tuition payment calculator to estimate cost, to get started please click here.

To enroll in a new tuition payment plan or for additional information, please visit the Cashnet site at or call their Customer Care Department directly at 1-877-821-0625.

Please note participants in any payment plan may continue to receive monthly statement reminders from Colby until the student’s account is paid in full. If the amount budgeted by the family does not appear to be sufficient to cover the student’s bill by the end of the term, a reminder may be sent to the family from Student Financial Services.

Payment Instructions

Please click here for payment methods and mailing instructions.