Expenses for the competition encompass all aspects of participation. In addition to the $100 application fee, there is a $350 competition fee. This fee is included with housing fees below for those staying in a campus residence hall, and eating in the campus dining hall.

On-Campus Housing

Please note that semifinalists under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent.

Double and single residence hall rooms are available with a meal plan for all three meals. Rooms are air-conditioned in Kahn Hall and do not include a private bathroom; however, the shared bathroom facilities include private showers. The housing plan includes:

  • Thursday, July 18 arrival to Saturday, July 27 departure: 9 nights, and meals at the dining hall
  • Thursday, July 18, dinner through Saturday, July 27, breakfast

Please note that all fees are nonrefundable. We are unable to grant partial reimbursement should you choose to depart before July 27.

Competitor’s on-campus room and meal charge includes competition fee:

  • Single Room ($1,050)
  • Double Room/Per semifinalist ($1,000/per person) — 2 semifinalists in one room, separate beds

Competitor and parent - dormitory and meal fees:

Parent and competitor in a shared double room and meals: $1,600.

This fee includes the competition fee of $350 and dinner on Thursday, July 18 - breakfast on Saturday, July 27.

A single room and meals for parent: $700. This fee would be added to the single room and meals for the competitor: $1,050 (this fee includes the $350 competition fee) so the total payment for competitor and parent in two single rooms: $1,750.

You are welcome to arrive a day or two early. Cost per night, per person is $40. Before dinner on Thursday, July 18 and after breakfast on Saturday, July 27, meals are on your own. You may purchase separate meal tickets at the dining hall or enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants in town.

You are welcome to stay in an area hotel or bed and breakfast. Please see a list of local accommodations on our Area Accommodations page.

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Hotel at Oberlin  for the Cooper Competition. Payment is made directly to the Hotel for these reservations. For more information, please contact cbessette@thehotelatoberlin.com .