Colby College

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers reflect estimated student expenses for the 2019-2020 school year. Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship packages will correspondingly increase. Your official financial aid award will be included in a letter directly from Colby.

Annual Cost of Attendance



Room & Board


Books & Supplies





(included above)

Health Insurance


Required Fees

(included above + $275 Orientation fee)



How Costs Are Covered (annually)



Federal Work-Study


Student Summer Work Contribution


Parent Contribution


Student Savings


Student Loan




Policy Regarding Outside Scholarships
Outside scholarships will be used to decrease work study, as well as the student’s summer work contribution of $1,650. Students can still pursue work study as an option when they arrive on campus if they wish.

Policy on Health Insurance
All students must show proof of comparable health insurance to waive Colby’s health insurance. If students do not have comparable health insurance, they must sign up for Colby’s health insurance. Some students will qualify for a health insurance subsidy; this is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Policy on Travel Allowance
Anticipated travel expenses are added to the student expense budget and considered when financial aid eligibility is determined.

Requirements Associated with Maintaining this Award
Students must remain in good academic standing.  Students must also complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile, as well as all other required institutional financial aid application materials in order to maintain the match scholarship award.