GRE Fee Waivers
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Fee Waivers are available in the Office of Financial Aid to eligible students. The waiver must be completed by a financial aid counselor and embossed with the official school seal.
- a U.S. citizen or resident alien who is a dependent senior with a parental contribution of no more than $1,200, as determined by the FAFSA, OR
- a self-supporting senior with a contribution of no more than $1,600 as determined by the FAFSA, OR
- a self-supporting un-enrolled college graduate with a contribution of no more than $1,600 as determined by the FAFSA.
It can take up to two weeks to process a fee waiver, so students should make their requests well in advance of the date the waiver is needed.
Graduate School Application Fee Waivers
The Office of Financial Aid will prepare letters for the purpose of requesting a reduction of graduate school application fees. To obtain such a letter, a student must contact the Office of Financial Aid to obtain a request form, complete it, and return it to the Office of Financial Aid. These letters will include information relative to your ability to pay for educational expenses. The student may use this letter to support his or her request for fee waivers at the graduate school(s) to which he or she is applying. It is up to those schools to grant or deny the request.
Oberlin graduates are eligible to request this letter provided they have not graduated more than three years prior to requesting the letter. The Office of Financial Aid can only provide information based on the last year for which the graduate received financial aid. Request must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the date you will need your letters.
Health Insurance Waivers
All students enrolled at Oberlin are charged for the College provided health insurance. This charge may be waived, as described here. If a student cannot waive the insurance, or chooses to take our insurance, but requires financial assistance with paying this charge, they may appeal to be considered for additional assistance by emailing our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.