For more than 175 years, Oberlin alumni and friends have generously assisted needy students through gifts and endowed scholarships. The Office of Financial Aid helps qualified applicants who without assistance would be unable to pursue a college education.
Oberlin’s historic dedication to an economically diverse student body results in nearly all funding through our Office of Financial Aid being committed to students and families in financial need.
More than one-fifth of Oberlin’s annual budget goes to scholarship assistance. During the 2022-23 academic year, Oberlin College provided over $90 million in financial aid. More than three-quarters of students received over $100 million in aid from Oberlin College and federal, state, and private sources.