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Colby College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$64,792 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$48,820 tuition
$13,100 on campus room & board
$732 books and supplies
$2,140 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$64,792 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$48,820 tuition
$13,100 on campus room & board
$732 books and supplies
$2,140 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$41,005 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
48% of students receive aid
7% get federal aid ($6,823 avg)
2% get state aid ($1,500 avg)
42% get institn'l aid ($41,005 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.65% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.65% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $42,298 42%
Federal Grant Aid $6,823 7%
Pell Grants $3,996 7%
Other Federal Grants $2,827 7%
Institution Grant Aid $41,005 42%
State Grant Aid $1,500 2%
Student Loans - -
Federal Loans $4,951 19%
Other Loans $12,639 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
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State -
Out of State -


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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  • 5
  • 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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  • 4
  • 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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