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Colby College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$58,210 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,840 tuition
$11,750 on campus room & board
$700 books and supplies
$1,920 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$58,210 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,840 tuition
$11,750 on campus room & board
$700 books and supplies
$1,920 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$33,827 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
47% of students receive aid
12% get federal aid ($8,584 avg)
5% get state aid ($1,058 avg)
41% get institn'l aid ($33,827 avg)

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Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $36,494 41%
Federal Grant Aid $8,584 12%
Pell Grants $4,584 12%
Other Federal Grants $4,000 12%
Institution Grant Aid $33,827 41%
State Grant Aid $1,058 5%
Student Loans - -
Federal Loans $5,129 22%
Other Loans $20,255 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$500 - $1,000 Y Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: May 15
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Colby College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
4000 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME 04901-8840
(207) 859-4000


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Angela from Bronx, NY
  • Jul-23-2012 I am a current student here

    Colby's comprehensive tuition cost is expensive, but the college does provide financial aid and a means of paying for your education. Colby College is also affiliated with the Posse Foundation, CAPS (Colby Achievement Program in the Sciences), and the Ralph Bunche Society, three scholarship programs that focus on bringing brilliant leaders and diversity to college campuses across the country. Finally, most events on campus are completely free, and the few events that require the purchasing of tickets are very cheap and affordable.

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  • Bridget from Eliot, ME
  • Feb-10-2012 I am a current student here

    so many resources, opportunities, and connections that there is no reason why you shouldn't get a job right out of doing well here!

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  • Kristen from Atlanta, GA
  • Jun-30-2011 I am a current student here

    This college is especially good for minority students, because it is willing to shell out more cash. I don't know about other schools ,but when I applied in 2010 I went to Colby because the financial aid I received was astounding. You have to fight to keep it, but it was a very good motivator this year. Also, I have the added bonus of being a part of CAPS (Colby Achievement Program for Underrepresented Minorities in the Sciences) where Colby PAID ME to go to school in the summer and get a handle on chemistry and biology while doing undergraduate research. Can you say beautiful?

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  • Priscilla from Waterville, ME
  • Dec-06-2009 I am a current student here

    Colby is very reasonable about financial aid. It is need-based, and that worked best for me and my family's fiscal situation. It was one of the main reasons that I wanted to go to Colby-and I am able to attend here without serious fiscal concerns. But even if I had 53,000 dollars to spend every year, I would still go here. The education's amazing, as are the people and the Colby campus.

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