Co-ops

Students who first enrolled before the Fall 2017 semester

If you dine or reside in a Co-op, Oberlin will not charge you for the service provided by the Co-op.  You will pay the Co-op directly.  There is no adjustment to the financial aid of students who live and/or dine in a Co-op.

Students who first enrolled on or after Fall 2017 Semester

For first year students enrolling in Fall 2017 and thereafter, financial aid will be calculated based on the cost of the required Residential Education and Campus Dining plans (300 meals per semester/1 rate for all room types).  Student who are not assigned to Residential Education or CDS for their housing/and dining will have their financial aid award adjusted as follows: For students who dine in OSCA, their Oberlin College Need Based grant will be reduced by $1000 per year ($500 per semester).  For students who both dine and live in OSCA, their Oberlin College Need Based grant will be reduced by $2000 per year ($1000 per semester).  Oberlin will not charge you for the service provided by the Co-op.  You will pay the Co-op directly.

If you choose to change your plan during the semester, your Financial Aid will be affected and the Oberlin College Grant will be prorated accordingly. 

View more Information on the Housing and Dining Financial Aid Policy Changes: Spring 2017 

Single/Village Rooms

For students who first enrolled before Fall 2017 semester, single and Village rooms cost more than multi-occupancy rooms. Financial aid will not increase if you live in a Single or Village room.

Off Campus Housing

Unless otherwise noted, your financial aid award is based on college-owned housing.  For students who choose to live off campus, the Oberlin College Need Based grant will be reduced by $2000 per year ($1000 per semester) if your status is reported as off-campus by the Office of Residential Education.

Commuter Students

Unless otherwise noted, your financial aid award is based on college-owned housing.  For students who choose to live and commute from home, the Oberlin College Need Based grant will be reduced by the amount of the standard residential charge for the academic year if your status is reported as commuter by the Office of Residential Education.

Meal Plans

For students who first enrolled before Fall 2017 semester, your choice of dining plan will not affect your financial aid award.