Cost of college went up for all students at Oberlin College


Tuition and fees rose 3 percent for 2018-19 at Oberlin College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Ohio students paid $55,052 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $1,592 more than the $53,460 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 87 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 627 students received grants or scholarships totaling $17.5 million and 300 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.8 million.

Including all undergraduates (2,812), 2,412 students used grants or scholarships totaling $69.7 million, and 1,019 students took out $7 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~169
$50,582
$52,002
$53,460
$55,052
8.8%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Oberlin College in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
62
9%
$393,943
$6,354
State / local grant or scholarship
7
1%
$14,624
$2,089
Institutional grants or scholarships
626
86%
$17,085,180
$27,293
Grant or scholarship aid total
627
86%
$17,493,747
$27,901
Federal student loans
280
39%
$1,677,576
$5,991
Other student loans
20
3%
$87,500
$4,375
Student loan aid
300
41%
$1,765,076
$5,884
Total student aid
634
87%
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