Oberlin College

This page will be updated by August for the 2018 National College Match. 

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers are based on costs for the 2017-2018 school year.  Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship packages will correspondingly increase.

Annual Cost of Attendance



Room & Board


Books & Supplies



$700 (estimated)



Health Insurance*

See below

Required Fees




How Costs Are Covered (annually)



Federal Work-Study


Student Summer Work Contribution


Parent Contribution


Student Savings


Student Loan




Policy Regarding Outside Scholarships
The first $1,942 of outside scholarship will be used to reduce the student earnings contribution. Additional scholarship will be used to reduce the Oberlin Grant, dollar for dollar.

Policy on Health Insurance
Oberlin requires all students to have health insurance, either through a parent or through the Oberlin Student Health Plan. The Oberlin Student Health Plan is $1,626 for the 2017-18 school year.  If you need a health plan through Oberlin, contact the Office of Financial Aid. 

*The $1,626 health insurance cost is not included in the $71,980 total as it is only covered IF the student needs health insurance coverage through the Oberlin Student Health Plan.  If a student does need health insurance through the Oberlin Student Health Plan, Oberlin will cover the $1,626 cost for a QuestBridge student.

Policy on Travel Allowance
Travel cost will vary based on student location. This expense is subsidized by the summer work contribution.

Other Details
Federal student loans are optional and may be available up to $5,500, depending on student expenses.

The cost of attendance figures are based on 2017-18 figures and will be updated in March of 2018.