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Oberlin College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$67,970 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$51,324 tuition
$14,010 on campus room & board
$1,958 books and supplies
$678 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$67,970 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$51,324 tuition
$14,010 on campus room & board
$1,958 books and supplies
$678 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$24,100 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
87% of students receive aid
9% get federal aid ($4,286 avg)
1% get state aid ($1,705 avg)
86% get institn'l aid ($24,100 avg)
38% get loans ($5,945 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.53% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.53% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $24,765 86%
Federal Grant Aid $4,286 9%
Pell Grants $4,375 9%
Other Federal Grants $1,952 8%
Institution Grant Aid $24,100 86%
State Grant Aid $1,705 1%
Student Loans $5,945 38%
Federal Loans $6,099 35%
Other Loans $4,296 3%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: January 15
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: May 15
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Oberlin College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
101 N Professor St
Oberlin, OH 44074
(800) 622-6243
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $2,120
Out of State $2,120


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Madeline from Phoenix, AZ
  • Aug-01-2015 I am a current student here

    Oberlin is a very very expensive school and it seems to just keep getting more expensive. However, the school itself is well known, the professors are usually really great, you learn a lot in your classes (assuming you put in the effort), and you get awesome speakers and events all the time. So while I do think it's way too expensive and I have no idea what they're spending our money on that makes it cost this much, there are tons of resources here that make it worthwhile for me and that's an opinion that's going to be different for every person.

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  • Jevon from Springfield Gardens, NY
  • Mar-29-2015 I am a current student here

    This is one of the most expensive colleges in the country, but it is difficult to understand why this is so. I personally am very discontent with the college considering the cost.

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  • Fresh(wo)man
  • Jan-04-2015 I am a current student here

    Socially, very diverse and totally different than any other college. However, I feel that if I hadn't gotten a huge scholarship I would not have gone here. Not needs blind but does cover 100% of demonstrated need which is very helpful IF you can get in despite being a low-income student.

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  • M
  • Jan-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Definitely. But it is true that Oberlin is a bit pricey.

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  • Andrew from Elyria, OH
  • Jan-17-2014 I am a current student here

    While quite expensive, Oberlin is the best school around that's not the Ivy Leagues (which are even more expensive and don't offer financial aid). Oberlin is a well known school, so that when you tell people you got your degree from Oberlin, nine times out of ten they will be impressed.

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