Unless otherwise noted, your financial aid award is based on full-time status living in college-owned housing and the cost of the GoYeo meal plan

On-Campus Housing

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

Off-Campus Housing

For students who choose to live off-campus, the Oberlin College Need-Based grant will be adjusted by $2,000 per year ($1,000 per semester). The College will require students living off-campus to take at a minimum the Cardinal meal plan unless given an exemption by Dining Services. The cost of the Cardinal meal plan of $2425 per semester will be included in your financial aid cost of attendance. If you choose a larger meal plan, your aid will be adjusted accordingly.

Commuter Students

For students who live and commute from home, your cost of attendance will be set at $1500 for housing and $1600 for dining per semester, unless you take one of the College meal plans. Then it will be set at the cost of that meal plan. Your Oberlin College Need-Based grant will be adjusted dollar for dollar accordingly.

Remote Study

For students choosing to live at home and study remotely, your cost of attendance will be set at $1500 for Housing and $1600 for Dining. The Oberlin College Need-Based grant will be reduced dollar for dollar based on the new cost of attendance.

For students choosing to live off-campus and study remotely, your cost of attendance will be set at $3300 for Housing and $2425 for Dining. The Oberlin College Need-Based grant will be reduced dollar for dollar based on the new cost of attendance.

Meal Plans

As noted in each scenario above, your choice of a meal plan directly impacts your financial aid. If you are considering changing your meal plan and would like to know how it impacts your financial aid, please contact our office.