Federal financial assistance and loans through the U.S. Department of Education may help you to pay for tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation.

MSN Scholarships Available

Students new to the college’s MSN program enrolled by Fall 2020 will receive a $1,350 scholarship toward their first course, and a $825 scholarship toward their second course. All courses after will be the normal rate of $575 per credit for D-HH employees and Colby-Sawyer alumni, and $600 for all other applicants.

A $10 per credit online course fee will be applied to all MSN courses.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

To see if you qualify for federal student aid, submit the FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov. Get started by creating a FSA ID and be sure to select Colby-Sawyer as one of the colleges to receive a copy of your FAFSA. Colby-Sawyer's federal code is 002572.

Federal Direct Loan Program

Federal Direct Loans are available to all students who submit a FAFSA and maintain at least half-time enrollment. There are two types of Direct Loans that you may be able to receive:

  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans: Eligible students may borrow up to $20,500 per school year.
  • Direct PLUS Loans: Eligible students requiring financial assistance beyond the maximum unsubsidized loan may apply for a PLUS loan.

For more information about federal student loans, visit studentaid.ed.gov/loans.