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Otterbein University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$41,722 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$31,424 tuition
$9,040 on campus room & board
$1,258 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$41,722 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$31,424 tuition
$9,040 on campus room & board
$1,258 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$14,740 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
32% get federal aid ($4,493 avg)
21% get state aid ($2,156 avg)
99% get institn'l aid ($14,740 avg)
82% get loans ($8,449 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.55% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.55% 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 $16,487 100%
Federal Grant Aid $4,493 32%
Pell Grants $4,185 32%
Other Federal Grants $731 17%
Institution Grant Aid $14,740 99%
State Grant Aid $2,156 21%
Student Loans $8,449 82%
Federal Loans $5,895 82%
Other Loans $12,861 16%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- R
$1,500 R
$6,000 R
$8,000 R
$12,500 R
$500 - $5,000
$4,000 - $3,000
$1,000 - $4,000
$800 - $1,500
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Otterbein University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081
(614) 890-3000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $564
Out of State $564


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 1
  • Emily from Loveland, OH
  • Nov-18-2015 I am a current student here

    It's extremely over-priced. Please do not fall into the trap of paying 40k a year to go to a school that doesn't care about you!

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  • 3
  • Samantha from Lewis Center, OH
  • Feb-05-2015 I am a current student here

    I would say it's definitely a little expensive for what they offer. Education could be a little better, but again, they definitely gear it towards certain programs.

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  • 4
  • Katelyn from Cleveland, OH
  • Aug-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Otterbein is expensive, but they are also very generous. It is a high quality education that offers its students many opportunities.

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  • 3
  • Samantha from Delaware, OH
  • Jul-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Otterbein is pretty expensive. So it's a good idea to apply for scholarships (and Otterbein usually offers scholarships as well). There are also plenty of places to work at near the campus or on campus as well.

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  • 4
  • Katelin from Cleveland, OH
  • Jan-28-2014 I am a current student here

    I am going to be in debt from Otterbein after graduation. It is definitely a pricey place. However, they offer scholarship opportunities and aide to students. I really think it is worth the money too. Otterbein offers so many opportunities for students and it is up to the students themselves to take advantage of it. I have had a good experience here thus far and plan to extend myself further to really take advantage of opportunities and make this education worth it.

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