The student aid calculator provides a personalized estimate of scholarships, grants and financial assistance available to you.
While a Colby-Sawyer education starts with an affordable $17,500 tuition for 2023-24, we also strive to acknowledge your abilities and accomplishments through a variety of awards, scholarships and funds.
When you submit your application for admission to Colby-Sawyer, you are automatically considered for scholarships and/or awards ranging up to $8,000 per year.
Endowed funds are an investment in your future made possible by generous individuals who believe in a Colby-Sawyer education. Funds are awarded at the discretion of the Financial Aid Office and may be exchanged for previously awarded merit and general grant funds; in most cases, the overall total aid that a student receives will not change.
An outside scholarship is any scholarship not awarded by the government or the college, such as a scholarship provided by a private sector company, philanthropist or foundation. If you receive such scholarship, you are required to report it to the Financial Aid Office by sending a copy of the award letter or certificate.
Outside scholarships are considered resources and are used to supplement any unmet need and, if necessary, reduce self-help aid such Federal Work Study and/or loans. In rare cases, outside scholarships over the amount of unmet need and self-help aid may result in the reduction of college need-based aid.
Institutional scholarships and awards are subject to change by action of the Colby-Sawyer College Board of Trustees.