Student Charges 2019-2020

      Semester Annual
Comprehensive Fee* $36,000 $72,000
Senior & Junior Rebate for Downtown Residents $1,965 $3,930
Senior Rebate for Alfond Residents $1,965 $3,930
COOT (orientation fee for first-year students only)  $275
Student Insurance Premium $1,757

* 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 2019-20

August 1, 2019  –   Fall Semester Charges Due

January 1, 2020   –  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 2019-20 Academic Calendar).

Tuition Payment Plan 2019-2020

The college has once again partnered with Cashnet, a Blackboard Company to offer two payment plan options for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • Fall Only 4 month plan: Enrollment opens on May 1, 2019 and ends on July 31, 2019, with first and final payment dates of June 1, 2019, and September 1, 2019, respectively.
  • Spring Only 4 month plan: Enrollment opens on October 1, 2019 and ends on December 15, 2019, with first and final payment dates of November 1, 2019, and February 1, 2020, respectively.

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

* Students who study abroad at a non-Colby billed program are not eligible to open a payment plan for the semester they are away*

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. Offering these payment plans 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.