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Financial Aid

Committed to making your education affordable
Colgate meets 100 percent of all admitted students' demonstrated financial need. Through this investment we support access to quality education for students from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

Applying for Aid

Prospective students will be considered for Colgate’s need-based aid only when they apply for financial aid before an admission decision is made.
For US citizens and permanent residents, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form required to apply for federal grants, loans, and work study. An additional application is required to apply for financial aid from Colgate.

Net Price Calculator

Domestic prospective students may learn more about the aid for which they may be eligible by using the net price calculator.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

Applicant Portal

Applicants receive access to the portal after submitting the admission application. Log in to check the status of your financial requirements.

APPLICANT PORTAL


An Average Award
An average financial aid award — $49,442 — comprises:
  • Colgate grant: $44,142
  • Campus job: $2,800
  • Student loan: $2,500

WHAT IS IN AN AWARD?

Meeting Your Need
We meet 100% of accepted students' demonstrated need with a combination of grants, part-time employment, and a modest student loan.
First-Year Award Recipients
In the Class of 2020, 41.6% of students receive financial aid.
Minimize Debt
The average four-year debt for Colgate students is only $16,000.

Deadlines

Prospective First-Year Student Deadlines
Early Decision I November 15
Early Decision II January 15
Regular Decision January 15
Transfer Student Deadlines
Transfer (spring) November 1
Transfer (fall) March 15
Current Student Deadline
Domestic students March 1


We Are Here to Help

Contact us with questions or concerns about the financial aid application process.