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Is Colgate affordable?

By Karen Giannino on January 4, 2011

This time of year we get many questions about the cost of attendance at Colgate, and we thought it was important to share information about affordability and financial aid options. Regardless of what it looks like on paper, Colgate is affordable. It can be easy to cross certain colleges off of your list because at first glance they appear to be far too expensive. However, Colgate’s need-based financial aid policy allows us to meet 100% of admitted students’ demonstrated need. The average financial aid package for first-year students this past year was $40,217, and the average Colgate student graduates with less than $14,000 in debt after all fours years! In fact, some students have found that their financial aid award makes Colgate more affordable than many state schools or other institutions that appear less expensive at first glance. For more information about financial aid at Colgate visit the Office of Financial Aid website or the financial aid fact sheet.  For applicants to the Class of 2015 both the admission and financial aid applications are due postmarked by January 15.

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