Investing in education equates to an investment in human potential. At Oberlin College, our financial aid policies reflect a historic commitment to inclusion and academic excellence.
Financial aid packages meet 100 percent of the demonstrated need for every student as calculated by the Office of Financial Aid. Grants typically make up about 75 percent of a student's award, with the balance composed of work-study and low-interest loans.
Oberlin’s Net Price Calculator offers assistance to families seeking an estimate of their need-based financial award. Although the Net Price Calculator is a helpful tool in planning for the cost of college, it is only an estimate.
The Office of Financial Aid maintains the strictest confidentiality with students’ and families’ personal information. If you have additional questions or cannot find the information you are looking for, please feel free to contact us.
Students applying to Oberlin College are asked to complete several forms and worksheets, including the CSS Profile Application, to help the institution better assess how to equitably distribute the more than $59 million in institutional financial aid provided by the college. The CSS Profile Application has no bearing on the federal assistance students receive. Students only need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if they wish to be considered for ONLY federal and state grants, loans, and or work-study.