How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$71,330
Costs for Oberlin College
Fee Cost
Tuition$52,762
Books and Supplies$1,958
Other Fees$698
Room and Board $15,212
Other Expenses Budget$700

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Oberlin College on a full time basis for 2017/2018 is $71,330 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $52,762 for tuition, $15,212 room and board, $1,958 for books and supplies and $698 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Oberlin College is $52,762, the same as Ohio residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2017/2018 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Oberlin College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$39,794
Net Price by Income Oberlin College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$15,096
$30,001 to $48,000$14,090
$48,001 to $75,000$17,632
$75,001 to $110,000$23,713
$110,000+$41,794

The average reported annual net price for Oberlin College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $39,794 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Oberlin College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $28,876 83%
Pell Grant $3,881 11%
Federal Student Loan $5,768 39%

The average reported annual net price for Oberlin College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $39,794 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Oberlin College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $139,188. The loan balance of $139,188 is a four year multiple of the $34,797 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,453 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $139,188
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,453.28
Total Interest Paid $35,205.78
Sum of All Loan Payments $174,393.78

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$285,320
Year All Residents
1 $71,330
2 $73,974
3 $76,716
4 $79,560

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Oberlin College to be $285,320 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.7% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Oberlin College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $2,200 $6,600 $8,800

Estimated cost for a class at Oberlin College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Oberlin College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Oberlin College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=204501 IPEDS survey data for Oberlin College.