Office of Financial Aid

When Will I Find Out About My Financial Aid Award?

Prospective Students

Please note that Banner Self Service access is not available to prospective students at this time.

  • Awards will be sent with your letter of admission.
  • If your financial aid application is not complete at the time of admission, the award will be sent shortly after your financial aid application is complete.

Returning Students

  • Awards will be sent starting June 1.
  • Awards are determined and mailed in the order we received the completed financial aid applications.

If you have not received a response to your aid application and you believe you should have, it may be because your application is not yet complete. Review the application steps and ensure that you've completed all steps in a timely manner. Oberlin's online student records system, Banner Self Service, can be used to see if any required documents are missing.

If you believe you have completed all the application steps, contact the Office of Financial Aid, and we will investigate the cause of the delay in our response.