Financial Aid

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

Rural Health Careers Scholarship

MSN students who are actively employed at a rural healthcare facility in New Hampshire are eligible for the Rural Health Careers Scholarship. You may receive a scholarship up to $1250 per academic semester/term, for a cumulative total of $5,000.

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.

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