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Oberlin College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$58,983 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,512 tuition
$12,120 on campus room & board
$1,958 books
$393 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$58,983 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,512 tuition
$12,120 on campus room & board
$1,958 books
$393 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$20,898 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
88% of students receive aid
9% get federal aid ($4,286 avg)
1% get state aid ($1,707 avg)
85% get institn'l aid ($20,898 avg)
42% get loans ($5,742 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.93% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.93% 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 $21,478 85%
Federal Grant Aid $4,286 9%
Pell Grants $4,053 9%
Other Federal Grants $2,025 8%
Institution Grant Aid $20,898 85%
State Grant Aid $1,707 1%
Student Loans $5,742 42%
Federal Loans $5,899 38%
Other Loans $4,225 4%

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 $1,850
Out of State $1,850


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • 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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