Financial Aid Overview
Each year, Oberlin dedicates more than $87 million dollars to financial aid to support students and their families and is committed to making higher education affordable for all who aspire to join the Oberlin community.
Our Commitment to You
To ease the burden of the high cost of college, Oberlin will award a renewable $10,000 Oberlin Commitment Scholarship to all new students who apply and enroll in the College of Arts & Sciences and/or the Conservatory of Music in fall 2024.
Applying for Aid
For first-time applicants for financial aid at Oberlin: prospective and transfer applicants (including Canadian citizens and U.S. citizens living outside the United States).
Prospective Students: Get Started
For students who have received financial aid from Oberlin in a prior year and who are returning to campus for the next academic year.
Returning Students: Get Started
Types of Financial Aid
Grants and Scholarships
We set aside over $87 million for student grants and scholarships each year.
Federal student loans have a low fixed interest rate and must be paid back.
Part-time federal work-study jobs pay an hourly wage on campus and count as part of your financial aid package.
Early Decision Applicants
Have you registered for the College Scholarship Service Profile? Register soon so that results of the Profile can be used to estimate financial aid eligibility. If all forms have been completed on time, financial aid awards for Early Decision applicants are sent soon after notification of admission.