Where do I send my payment?

It depends how you want to pay:

  • Checks can be sent to:
    Oberlin College, Office of Student Accounts,
    52 West Lorain St., #122, Oberlin, OH 44074
    (be sure to include your Oberlin ID number on the front of the check for proper credit.)
  • Online payment:

    Make a Payment

What charges comprise the term bill?

Charges on the term bill consist of:

  • Tuition
  • Dining
  • Housing
  • Activity Fee
  • Student Health Fee
  • Green EDGE Fund
  • Student Health Insurance

Tuition, dining, and housing costs vary from student to student. Students may elect to decline the Student Health Insurance and or the Green Edge Fund, provided the appropriate waivers have been submitted as required.

How can I waive the health insurance?

The Health Insurance Waiver Link will be available from July 2, 2018 to August 21, 2018. The deadline for waiving the insurance for the 2018-19 school year is August 21, 2018.

What if I have other charges on my statement besides tuition, room, board, Health fee, Green Edge fund fee and student health insurance?

Other departments within the college assess student-related charges that may appear on the statement. Please contact the specific department for details about the additional charge. In order to make any adjustments for the charge, the Office of Student Accounts must receive direct authorization from the department originating the fee. For your convenience, below is a list of commonly assessed departmental fees and follow-up contact information:

Term Bill Questions/Payment Plans Student Accounts
Scholarship/Loan Inquiries Financial Aid
Room and Board Charges Residential Education & Dining Services
Key and Room Damage Fees Residential Education & Dining Services
Grades and Transcripts Registrar
Over-Hour Charges Registrar
Verification of Enrollment Registrar
Safety/Security Fines Campus Safety

What do I do if there is a credit on my statement?

Credits can either be left on the account to pay for the following semester or they can be refunded. A written request/authorization is required by the person responsible for payment including student name, Oberlin ID number, amount requested, payee name, and address. Request/authorization must be signed and all other information clearly printed. The Refund Request Form  can be submitted by regular mail, fax, or e-mail.

How is financial aid considered in the term bill?

Financial aid is applied to the account as it is received. Students may reduce the amount due by financial aid/awards they anticipate receiving and using toward the listed costs. Financial aid award letters are sent out by the Financial Aid office. If you have any questions regarding your financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid, 800-693-3173 or 440-775-8142.

Receiving Statements

When do I receive my term bill?

For fall semester, term bills are issued the first week of July with a due date of July 23.  For spring semester, term bills are issued December 3 with a due date of December 21.  Meals eaten on board during winter term are billed in the month of February.  There are no other extra charges for winter term.

Statements are processed the first business day of each month and are available to students through their Banner Self Service account.  Students are notified through their Oberlin e-mail account when the statements are available.  Banner Web Proxy users will also receive notification when statements are processed.  Copies of your monthly statement can be forwarded as an attachment to whoever is responsible for paying your account (e.g., parents, grandparents, etc.).  It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that the necessary information is provided to whoever pays the charges each month so that payment can be remitted on time.

What should I do if I do not receive a statement?

Check your Banner Self Service account. Students can view their statements online in Banner Self Service. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that a copy of the statement is provided to whoever is paying their account.