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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

Oberlin College has been a leader in improving the environment. The Adam J. Lewis Center for Environmental Studies opened in November 1999. It was designed to purify and reuse non-potable wastewater on site, use sustainably grown or produced materials, and eliminate the use of toxic materials, among other features. The building is intended to be a laboratory that showcases environmentally efficient building technologies and sustainable building techniques. The Lewis Center has won several major architectural awards and continues to attract considerable national attention.

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