Electronic (ACH) One-Time Payment

If you are making a payment from a U.S. savings or checking account, you may wish to make an online payment via ACH from a secure site. There is no charge for this transaction which provides an email confirmation. Login access requires the student’s Colby ID and last name, and the bank routing number, the checking or savings account number is needed to process payment.


Due to the high cost of processing fees, the College does not accept credit cards for payment on the student account.


Create New: Tuition Payment Plan 2021-2022

To enroll in a new tuition payment plan or for additional information, please visit the Transact site by clicking the link below or by calling their Customer Care Department directly at 1-888-381-8054.

Before you begin, we highly recommend using our new tuition payment calculator to estimate your semester cost, to get started please click here.



Please Note: When creating a payment plan account for the first time, be sure to click the “NEW? Create an account”.  Feel free to contact Transact Support at 1-888-381-8054 (select option 1 then option 2) for assistance.

  • Fall Only 4 month plan: Enrollment opens on May 1, 2021 and ends on July 30, 2021, with first and final payment dates of June 1, 2021, and September 1, 2021, respectively. 
  • Spring Only 4 month plan: Enrollment opens on October 1, 2021 and ends on December 15, 2021, with first and final payment dates of November 1, 2021, and February 1, 2022, respectively.

Please note, late enrollment may result in catch-up payments to bring the tuition plan contract up to date*

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.

Tuition Plan Payment


Tuition Payment Plan Payment


Please Note: As an added security feature, when making a payment or contract plan change, you must sign in as a authenticated user by entering the username and password selected when the tuition payment plan contract was created. If you are having trouble or have forgotten your username or password, please contact Transact Support at 1-888-381-8054 (select option 1 then option 2) for assistance.

Wire Payments

Domestic: If you wish to make a payment on a student account using a wire transaction from a U.S. bank account, please email us at sfs@colby.edu for detailed instructions. Banking information changes periodically and we can quickly email you accurate information. Always remember to include the student’s name and Colby ID number when making a wire payment. We aim to record all payments timely and can do so only if sufficient information is included to clearly identify the student for whom payment is made.

International: Colby has partnered with Flywire to facilitate tuition payments for our international students. By using Flywire, families making payment from abroad typically save money due to more competitive exchange rates.  If you wish to make a payment on a student account from a non-U.S. bank account, click the link below.

Payment by Mail

A check, payable to Colby College, can also be mailed to:

Student Financial Services
Colby College
4130 Mayflower Hill
Waterville ME  04901-8841

**Please be sure to indicate the student’s name and Colby ID on a separate piece of paper or in the memo section of the check to ensure timely and accurate recording.

Pay in Person

Payment by check or cash can also be made on campus in the Office of Student Financial Services, located on the first floor of the Garrison-Foster Building, Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 4:00pm.

Don’t know how much to pay?