The Colby Commitment

The Colby Commitment

No fees. No loans. No barriers.

Through the Colby Commitment,
We pledge to meet 100% of your demonstrated financial need without loans.

If your family has a total income of $65,000 or less (with assets typical of this income range), we’ve ensured they will have a parent or guardian contribution of $0. For families with total income of $150,000 or less and typical assets, your parent or guardian contribution will be no more than $15,000 — which may make Colby cost less for you than any other four-year college or university.
There is no fee to apply to Colby.
We do not require any additional writing supplements.
Test scores are optional.
Each applicant is evaluated as an individual—within the context of their background.

Significant Financial Aid

95 percent of families with an income of $200,000 or less qualify for financial aid. The average financial aid offer for incoming students is nearly $60,000.

Funded Experiences

DavisConnects guarantees all students access to research, internship, and global experiences around the world — regardless of their ability to pay. Our Scholar Programs provide further opportunities for funding.

Support for Success

Colby invests in attracting talented students and in making certain that they receive the mentoring, resources, and opportunities to help ensure lifelong success.

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