Otterbein University
Westerville, OH, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$23,863
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$18,467
$30k - $48k
$20,662
$48k - $75k
$23,684
$75k - $110k
$25,860
$110k+
$26,700
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$32,474
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$32,474
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,186
Books and Supplies
$1,330
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
66%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
25%
Average Aid Per Year
$20,238
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
25%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,063
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,936
Students receiving state aid
24%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,864
Students receiving federal aid
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,063
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$27,008
$30k - $48k
$25,835
$48k - $75k
$20,614
$75k - $110k
$18,375
$110k+
$17,803
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$2,273,665

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
92%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,539
Students receiving federal loans
92%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,976
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,672
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,791
Loan Default Rate
3%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$270

What Students Are Saying

3.61 Average Rating
Otterbein is a private school and is pretty expensive. However, as a financially independent student, there have been plenty of resources at my fingertips to make earning my education here affordable. That is, if you don't mind accumulated some student loans!
Tara from Columbus, OH
I got amazing financial aid by keeping in close contact with the admissions people and pushihg
Elizabeth from Avalon, CA
As a student, free admission to theatre, sports events, and facilities. Sports include football, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, plus a whole lot others and intramurals too.
Stephen from Columbus, OH
The amount I have spent for my education at Otterbein College has been completely worth it. I am learning enough to get me a great job and then some. Everyone I have spoken to that has attended Otterbein has absolutely agreed that the price meets the quality of education you will receive.
Ann from Westerville, OH
Tuition inevitably rises every year, but students find admirable ways to battle that. Otterbein offers thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants to students every single year, and the university is always fundraising in order to increase that number. The education received on campus is unparalleled, specifically because of how personal everyone is on campus. Professors care, students care, and everybody has a passion for something. You don't find that on every campus. But you find it at Otterbein, and it practically pays for itself.
Katelyn from Huntsburg, OH

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