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Finances

Oberlin's financial aid policy is simple: We meet the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student through a combination of grants, loans, and money earned through student employment. Each year, more than two-thirds of Oberlin students receive some form of need-based financial assistance. Our three-part award package typically includes grants from the college, low-interest students loans, and work-study jobs. We commit more than $40 million annually to provide grant aid directly to students. This makes Oberlin affordable to many talented students who otherwise might not be able to pursue an education at Oberlin.

 

When you complete a financial aid application, Oberlin automatically considers you for need-based College grants and merit-based scholarships, in addition to any state and federal grants, loans, or work-study programs for which you may qualify.

Oberlin is among the few American colleges and universities that offer substantial financial aid awards to international students. The process for applying for financial aid is different than for domestic students, however, and funding is limited.


Returning students applying for aid should visit the Office of Financial Aid for information.

 
Did You Know

Students who wish to pursue topics outside of traditional courses, an important alternative is available in the Experimental College (ExCo). Founded in 1968, ExCo is a student-run organization that sponsors courses (for limited academic credit) taught by Oberlin faculty, students, administrators, and residents. Rock climbing, performance swing, astrology, 16-mm film production, jump rope, bike mechanics, henna body art… you name it, ExCo may have a class about it.

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