Financial Aid

Colgate supports access to quality education for students from all socioeconomic backgrounds, and is committed to lessening the burden of debt to better prepare students for opportunities after graduating.

100
Percent of admitted students’ demonstrated need met
Zero
Loans for students with total family income under $125,000
$15,305
Average debt for aided students in the Class of 2019
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Estimate Your Aid

Domestic students may use Colgate’s cost calculators to determine an estimate of their financial aid range and their family's contribution.

Estimate your cost

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Apply 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. Current students receiving financial aid must reapply annually.

Apply for Aid

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Access your 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