grants and other aid

Colby-Sawyer College awards funds from its own resources each year. In addition to these funds, the college participates in federal and state programs to offer each student an individual and comprehensive financial aid package.

Some types of financial aid that may be included in your award are:

Colby-Sawyer Grant

Grant assistance is given to students based on their financial need, as well as their academic performance. Students receiving grant assistance from the college may expect to receive similar grant awards each year as long as the family circumstances do not change, all application deadlines are met, and the student remains in good social and academic standing.

Federal Pell Grant

The U.S. Department of Education determines your eligibility based upon information provided in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Pell Grants range from $600 to $5,775.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

If you qualify, grants range from $500 to $3000. Priority is given to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.

Federal Work-Study

Eligible students are employed by the College and paid with federal funds. Money earned through this program is to be used to help defray educational costs and is not automatically deducted from a student's tuition bill.

State Grant

Some states offer eligible residents a grant to assist in paying for college tuition. The grant requirements vary from state to state and the grant amounts are typically based upon financial need as determined by the results of your FAFSA form. You should contact your state for information on deadlines and availability.