Colby College

Colby College is a private school located in Waterville, ME

Average Annual Tuition at Colby College

The latest data we have for Colby College's annual average net costs are from 2018. These costs and and the average Maine schools include tuition, fees, living expenses, books, and fees minus the average grants and scholarships for federal financial aid recipients.

In-state Tuition Out-of-state Tuition Median Debt Avgerate Net Cost
Colby College $55,210 $55,210 $20,070 $18,553
ME Average $37,268 $37,268 $23,414 $24,871

As you can see, annual costs at Colby College have risen over the last few years, and are projected to continue to skyrocket based on our analysis.

Actual Costs      Projected Costs

Colleges and universities across the United States experienced cost (tuition + living) increases of 2.5% in 2019. This most recent inflation figure was down slightly from the 2.9 percent in 2018 and 3.4 percent in 2017, but still underscores the rising costs of sending your children to higher education.

These rising costs are hitting closer to home in Maine as well. Maine's' higher education costs rose by 14.9% in just the last 10 years, ranking as the 46th highest state.

Colby College Financial Assistance

21% of students enrolled at Colby College receive some form of Federal loan assistance. You can view Colby College's student aid calculator here.

Use a 529 Plan to Offset Rising Education Costs

One of the most sound investments you can make to help pay for your child's higher education is by using a 529 plan. These funds grow in a tax-free environment, and generally have a 3-5% rate of return. The only catch is that all funds need to be used for higher education, and if not... there are monetary penalties imposed when withdrawn for other uses.

The NextGen 529 is managed by Merrill Lynch for the state of Maine. The direct sold version of the 529 plan, the Client Direct Series, is available through Merrill Edge and currently offers 11 investment options through BlackRock (including iShares). The advisor-sold plan, the Client Select Series, currently offers 37 investment options through multiple fund families.

State Plan Name:NextGen College Investing Plan
Minimum Contribution:$25
Maximum Contribution:up to $425,000 per beneficiary across accounts
Fees:No enrollment or account maintenance fees; program management fees vary per portfolio, from 0.00% to 0.63%.

Maine School Statistics


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There are 12 other accredited private schools located in the state of Maine. You can view all ME schools here.