Tuition, Room, Board and Fees
The amount of tuition for the 2013-14 school year is $46,250 or $23,125 per semester. Part-time status allows a student to take fewer than the minimum number of credits at a tuition rate of $2,000 per credit. Students must be approved for part-time status.
In the College of Arts and Sciences, the basic tuition charge includes schedules of 14 to 20 credits each semester. For schedules of less than 14 credits, $2000 per credit is charged. Students are required to obtain permission to take credits over 18. For each credit above 20 an additional $1,200 per credit is charged.
In the Conservatory of Music, the basic tuition charge includes schedules of 16 to 24 credits per semester. For schedules of less than 16 credits, $2000 per credit is charged. Students are required to obtain permission to take credits over 24. For each credit above 24, an additional $1200 per credit is charged.
For Double-Degree students, the basic tuition charge includes schedules of 16 to 26 credits per semester. For schedules of less than 16 credits, $2,000 per credit is charged. Students are required to obtain permission to take credits over 26. For each credit above 26, an additional $1,200 per credit is charged.
Housing costs in college residence halls vary with the type of room to which the student is assigned. The costs for the 2013-14 year are as follows:
|Room Type||Per Academic Year||Per Semester|
|College Residence||College Residence|
|Apartment/Village Private Bedroom||$7,700||$3,850|
|Apartment / Village Shared Bedroom||$7,280||$3,640|
There is no additional charge for on-campus housing during winter term.
Dining in a college cafeteria will vary depending on the meal plan chosen. The costs for the 2013-14 year are listed below. For students who elect to remain on campus during the month of January (winter term), dining costs will vary based on actual usage. Winter term dining charges are billed to their account.
|Meal Plan||Per Academic Year||Per Semester|
|7 meal (with FLEX)||$4,300||$2,150|
|5 meal (with FLEX)||$3,470||$1,735|
|7 meal (no FLEX)||$3,900||$1,950|
|5 meal (no FLEX)||$2,990||$1,495|
Oberlin Student Co-operative Association OSCA
Students interested in living and/or dining with OSCA should contact the organization by phone at 440-775-8108 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, for information. Additional information about OSCA is also available at, Oberlin Student Cooperative Association.
Students that have been assigned to OSCA for living and/or dining will be billed directly by OSCA and payments should be sent directly to OSCA.
The activity fee for 2013-14 is $420.00 per year or $210.00 per semester. This fee helps pay for campus events, student organizations, and other enhancements to student life. There is no option to waive this fee.
Student Health Fee
Oberlin College has instituted a student health fee that will be applied to student accounts beginning in the 2013-14 academic year. The fee for 2013-14 is $200. $100 per semester. This fee cannot be waived. This fee will provide services and programs that support the physical and mental well-being of students. Visit our Parents website for details outlined in the FAQs: Student Health Fee
The Green EDGE Fund Fee
Oberlin students initiated the Oberlin Ecological Design and General Efficiency Fund, commonly known as the Green EDGE Fund. The goal of this initiative is to increase the college's environmental sustainability, which students hope will stimulate a greater campus discussion and awareness of green solutions to common problems. Every student is assessed an optional $20 per semester fee, and additional money has been provided by the college to make funds available to support this initiative.
The fund is a revolving loan fund. A governing board made up of administrators, professors, and students will review proposals and grant funds to student-designed campus energy conservation projects that have a clear, prompt payback to the fund. Funds are considered paid back to the college when the cost of undertaking a project has been offset by the amount of energy savings the project has generated.
If you do not wish to pay the fee, please visit the Office of Student Accounts (Carnegie Building, Room 122) and complete a Green EDGE Fund Waiver Card within the first two weeks of classes.
Student Health Insurance (SHI)
The Student Health Insurance is charged to all students returning to Oberlin from fall leaves and new students enrolling for the first time at Oberlin. The policy period is Jan. 1 through July 31, 2014. The cost for the insurance is $509.00.
All students are required to have health insurance while attending Oberlin.
Information on the Student Health Insurance is on the Student Health webpage under Academic Health Plans or go to Academic Health Plans You may contact Academic Health Plans with your questions at 888.308.7320 All international students must carry the SHI without exception.
A student pays a matriculation deposit of $300 upon acceptance of the college's offer of admission. The money is returned to the student 90 days after graduation or voluntary withdrawal from the college.