Information for Prospective Students
How do I apply for financial aid at Oberlin?
Oberlin is committed to providing financial resources to students who would be unable to pursue an Oberlin education without such assistance. Last year, about 65 percent of Oberlin students demonstrated financial need and received aid with an average grant of $27,100—a total of nearly $49 million.
To apply for need-based financial aid, complete the steps outlined in this section. Be sure to meet all deadlines.
Financial Aid Forms
You can download all relevant forms and documents as PDF files no matter where you are in the financial aid application process.
Costs and Payment Options
See the detailed expenses involved in an Oberlin education, and read about the billing cycle and financing plans.
Loans can be extremely useful, but understanding their terms and conditions can be confusing. We've centralized loan information in this section to help you find the answers to your loan questions.
Financial aid packages are based on both full-time enrollment at Oberlin and on-campus residence for a full academic year. Students who study abroad, enroll less than full time, live off campus, or commute will receive an adjustment to their financial aid packages.
Helpful Links and Contacts
List of web addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers for helpful resources on and off campus.
Many students today fund a portion of their college expenses through scholarships given by private agencies, civic groups, companies, and other independent organizations.
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Oberlin is one of the few American colleges and universities that offers substantial financial assistance to international students. Click here to learn more!