International (Non-Canadian) First-Year Applicants

sloop_2Colby meets 100 percent of the full demonstrated need of all admitted students, domestic and international, for all four years. Though financial aid for international students is limited, Colby awarded nearly $5 million in institutional grant aid to more than 100 international students in the 2014-15 academic year.

Financial aid is awarded to students based on the amount of each family’s financial need, as determined by the College. If you receive need-based grant aid from Colby, you may also be eligible for assistance with summer living and travel expenses.

Documents can be sent via the mail, fax (207-859-4828), or scan/email as a PDF to finaid@colby.edu. Please include the name of the student on all application materials.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Submitted/postmarked by:Early Decision IEarly Decision IIRegular Decision
International Student
Financial Aid Application
Nov. 15Jan. 1Feb. 1
International Student
Certification of Finances
Nov. 15Jan. 1Feb. 1
2015 national tax forms or
employer income statements
(translated)
April 15April 15March 4

Apply for financial aid by submitting:

  • International Student Financial Aid Application completed, signed, and returned directly to Colby (international applicants do not need to submit the CSS Profile)
  • International Student Certification of Finances completed, signed, and returned directly to Colby
  • Parents’ national tax forms
    • If tax forms are not used in your country please submit certifications (with translations) from parents’ employers itemizing all types of income, including wages and other kinds of remuneration and benefits to be received in 2015
  • If either parent is self-employed, submit documents showing an itemization of income, business expenses, assets, and debts
  • Early Decision Candidates Only: Please submit translated versions of parents’ and students’ 2014 income tax returns or employer income documentation by Nov. 15 for ED I and by Jan. 1 for ED II.