international scholarships and financing

Annual Cost of Attendance for 2014-2015
Direct Cost
Room & Board:$12,750

Academic Scholarships- No Separate Application Required

Academic Scholarships are automatically granted based on a student's grade point average (GPA) or equivalent letter and number grades from the student's Secondary School Transcript or College/ University Transcripts, if applicable. Academic Scholarships are not based on TOEFL, SAT, IELTS or any other exam metric. Students are informed of the one academic scholarship that they are most qualified for at the point of acceptance. All scholarships are renewable annually for four years of study depending upon good academic standing and full-time enrollment.

Scholarship amounts listed below are for students who will be entering Colby-Sawyer in September 2015.

Wesson Honors Scholarship

Students with a 3.75 GPA at the time of admission are eligible to apply for the Wesson Honors Scholarship. This $24,000 per year scholarship includes direct admission into the Wesson Honors Program.

Founders Scholarship

$21,000 scholarship per year for students with a 3.5 GPA

Presidential Scholarship

$19,000 scholarship per year for students with a 3.3 GPA

Chargers Scholarship

$17,000 scholarship per year for students with a 3.0 GPA

Trayne Scholarship

$15,000 scholarship per year for students with a 2.8 GPA

Additional Financial Consideration

Colby-Sawyer will review each international student's financial documentation and make a determination if any further financial assistance can be offered. Please complete the Supplemental Financial Information Form and the Certification of Finances, and email the completed forms to

Adjustments for Off-Campus Residency

Students are required to live on-campus for at least the first two years. Initial financial funding is calculated based on full-time enrollment and on-campus residency. Institutional grant funds will be reduced by $5,000 for students approved to live off-campus in future years.

Please note: The combination of scholarship and grant funding cannot exceed the cost of tuition.