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.  Effective May 2018, 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.

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.

Tuition Payment Plan Payment

If making a payment on a payment plan contract through Cashnet, use this link to make your monthly payment:

…or call their Customer Care Department directly at 1-877-821-0625 for questions about your payment plan.

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*

* Student who study abroad at a non-Colby billed program are not eligible to participate in a payment plan during 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.

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

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

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.

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 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Don’t know how much to pay?