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Otterbein University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$44,134 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$31,424 tuition
$10,958 on campus room & board
$1,302 books and supplies
$450 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$44,134 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$31,424 tuition
$10,958 on campus room & board
$1,302 books and supplies
$450 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$17,818 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
29% get federal aid ($4,744 avg)
18% get state aid ($2,549 avg)
88% get institn'l aid ($17,818 avg)
93% get loans ($7,726 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.476% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.476% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $19,899 88%
Federal Grant Aid $4,744 29%
Pell Grants $4,280 28%
Other Federal Grants $798 18%
Institution Grant Aid $17,818 88%
State Grant Aid $2,549 18%
Student Loans $7,726 93%
Federal Loans $5,926 80%
Other Loans $13,226 13%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- R
$1,500 R
$6,000 R
$8,000 R
$12,500 R
$500 - $5,000
$4,000 - $3,000
$1,000 - $4,000
$800 - $1,500
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Otterbein University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081
(614) 890-3000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $564
Out of State $564


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
  • Colin - Westerville, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Way way way way way overpriced all around. Tuition is extremely high, rooms are really overpriced (they're not bad but not worth 10k), meal plans are overpriced (and you're forced to have one as a freshman at least).

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  • 1
  • Emily from Loveland, OH
  • I am a current student here

    It's extremely over-priced. Please do not fall into the trap of paying 40k a year to go to a school that doesn't care about you!

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  • 3
  • Samantha from Lewis Center, OH
  • I am a current student here

    I would say it's definitely a little expensive for what they offer. Education could be a little better, but again, they definitely gear it towards certain programs.

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  • 4
  • Katelyn from Cleveland, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Otterbein is expensive, but they are also very generous. It is a high quality education that offers its students many opportunities.

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  • 3
  • Samantha from Delaware, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Otterbein is pretty expensive. So it's a good idea to apply for scholarships (and Otterbein usually offers scholarships as well). There are also plenty of places to work at near the campus or on campus as well.

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