Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers reflect estimated student expenses for the 2023-2024 school year. Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship packages will correspondingly increase. Your official financial aid award will be included in a letter directly from Oberlin.

Annual Cost



Room & Board


Books & Supplies



$700 (estimated)



Health Insurance

See below

Required Fees






Federal Work-Study


Student Summer Work Contribution


Parent Contribution


Student Savings


Student Loan




Policy on Outside Funding

The first $1,992 of outside funding will be used to reduce the student earnings contribution. Additional funding 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 $3,140 for the 2023-2024 school year. If you need a health plan through Oberlin, contact the Office of Financial Aid.

The $3,140 health insurance cost is not included in the $86,146 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 $3,140 cost for a QuestBridge College Match.

Policy on Travel Allowance

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

Policy on Student Contribution

Oberlin expects students to contribute $2,300 from Federal Work-Student and $2,300 from summer work towards their total cost of attendance. This contribution can be put towards personal expenses, such as books and travel. 

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