Colby College


National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers reflect estimated student expenses for the 2022-2023 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 package will be included in a letter directly from Colby.

Annual Cost of Attendance



Room & Board


Books & Supplies





(included above)

Health Insurance

(see below)

Required Fees

(included above + $275 Orientation fee)



How Costs Annual Are Covered



Federal Work-Study


Student Summer Work Contribution


Parent Contribution


Student Savings


Student Loan




Policy on 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
Colby requires all students studying on campus or a Colby program to have adequate health insurance. If a student is not covered by an insurance plan that meets or exceeds College requirements and elects to enroll in the College plan, health insurance assistance will be provided. Submission of the insurance enrollment/waiver form is required annually of all students.

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

Policy on Student Contribution
Colby believes all students should contribute financially to their education costs. Students are expected to contribute through summer earnings, assets, and academic year employment. Through specific calculations, Colby evaluates student earnings and benefits, and a portion of student assets as well as other available resources (i.e. gifts from relatives or tuition benefits from a parent’s employer).

Requirements Associated with Maintaining this Aid Package
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.