Undergraduate Program Annual Tuition and Fees: 2023-2024

Tuition and Fees:



Housing and Food


Mandatory Fees




This total fee includes tuition (12-18 credits), standard room, board, laundry, technology, health, student activities and commencement fees.

The college recommends each student allow for an additional expenditure of $2,000 each year for books, supplies and personal expenses.

Please note that a $50 per course fee is charged for science lab courses.

Full-Time Tuition

Full-time tuition rate includes 12-18 credits.

Part-Time Tuition:

Tuition is assessed on a per-credit bases when students take less than twelve credits each semester. Per credit fee cost is $730*
*Plus $10 per credit technology fee

Online Course Tuition: R.N. to B.S. in Nursing and R.R.T to B.S.R.T:
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health employees: $270* per credit
  • Non-affiliates: $300* per credit

*Plus $10 per credit technology fee

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN):
  • $13,900 per semester
  • $450 comprehensive fee per semester
  • $870 per credit if less than part-time

*Please note if you withdraw from the program, when you decide to return to Colby-Sawyer, you will be billed at the current rate of the program.

Summer Online Course (Undergraduate):

$300 per credit; as well as a technology fee $10 per credit each semester

Summer On-Campus Course (Undergraduate):

$730 per credit; as well as a technology fee $10 per credit each semester

Summer 2023 Internships:

$300 minimum charge with an additional $150 per credit beyond 1 credit.

Spring and Fall Internships (if not enrolled full-time):

$730 per credit

Tuition Due Dates:

Summer Sessions

May 15

Summer Internships

June 15

Fall Incoming Students

July 15

Fall Returning Students

August 1

Spring All Students

December 1

Enrollment Deposit:

The $500 deposit secures your enrollment as an incoming, matriculating student.  The enrollment deposit is not applied to your college bill. The enrollment deposit is refundable upon commencement unless any monies are owed to the college on your behalf.

Payment Plan Information

Colby-Sawyer partners with a Nelnet to allow students and families to break their tuition bill down into monthly payments. Everyone is qualified to use the Nelnet service, and once enrolled, payments are made directly to Nelnet.

The college does not share information regarding your student account with Nelnet. Please refer to your college bill for your budget amount. If any changes are made to your Colby-Sawyer student account, it is the student’s or family’s responsibility to adjust their plan through Nelnet.

Payment plans are available April 1 for the academic year.

The college reserves the right to cancel your payment plan — especially for late or non-payment. The remaining balance of cancelled plans is transferred back to the student’s account and becomes immediately due in full to the college.

The payment plans are setup so that they will be paid in full before the end of the term. If you have not paid your balance in full, you will not be able to register or attend the next term. Enroll in an online Payment Plan at https://mycollegepaymentplan.com/colbysawyer or by calling Nelnet at 800.609.8056.