Program Financial Aid

Loans and outside scholarships may help you to pay for tuition and fees, books, and other supplies.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

To see if you qualify for federal student aid, submit the FAFSA online. 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

The baccalaureate and master's degree programs in nursing at Colby-Sawyer College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (