Important Announcement

PLEASE NOTE:   If you have expenses that were impacted by the disruption of the pandemic, you may still apply for CARES Act funds at the following link:

Our office is open normal business hours with a slightly reduced in person staff each day.  When submitting an email or responding to an email please always start a new email with your name and T# in the subject line so we can find your file easier and quicker. If you need to call, please do so during regular hours. If we are not available to take your call please leave a brief message and we will return your call as soon as we are able. 

When submitting financial aid forms and tax documents through our secure portal (The Box), please visit the following link and scroll to the bottom of the page for access and complete instructions on uploading. Please allow 1 to 2 business days for processing.

Room 123

view of financial aid office
Photo credit: Sarp Yavuz ’13

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 Quick Cost Estimator provides an easy way for families to estimate their need-based financial award. It asks just six questions, and requires information that shouldn't be too hard for you to gather. For a more comprehensive estimate based on the Department of Education's template, see the Net Price Calculator. While both tools are helpful in planning for the cost of college, keep in mind that the figures they provide are only estimates.

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.

Financial Aid Resources

Financial Aid Basics
Outside Scholarships
Student Employment

Apply for Financial Aid

Applying for Aid: Prospective Students
Applying for Aid: International Students
Applying for Aid: Returning Students

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