Study Away Billing
Below is a summary of general financial policies for Affiliated and Approved Non-Affiliated programs. This also applies to Summer 2021 CEA, CIEE, CYA Athens, and DIS programs, as well as all GLCA-recognized programs. Please note that all standard study away expenses (such as tuition, housing, and meals) will be billed through students' Oberlin account. In turn, the following charges will post to the Oberlin bill:
*Below are sample figures. Individual bills will vary*
• Rather than the tuition cost of the study away program
• If tuition costs of the study away program are higher than Oberlin tuition, students will be billed the program's tuition
¬ Ex: If Oberlin tuition is $29,000 and the program's tuition is $30,000, the program tuition of $30,000 is
posted to the Oberlin account
• Standard "fees" typically associated with physically being on Oberlin's campus are not billed during study away
|Exact amount of Study Away housing costs
• Rather than Oberlin housing costs
|Exact amount of Study Away meal costs
• Rather than Oberlin housing costs
• If the program bills for meals in advance those costs appear on the Oberlin account
• If the program does not bill for meals in advance then no meal costs will post to the Oberlin account.
¬ In this case, meals are paid out-of-pocket onsite
|Standard Oberlin Merit-based Aid
• If students receive merit-based scholarships while on campus, they will receive them while studying away
|Standard Oberlin Need-based Aid
• If students receive need-based aid while on campus, they will receive it while studying away
• However, the amount of aid might change. Please see below for additional details
|Discount for Study Away Program Deposit
• Students are responsible for paying a program deposit to their study away program
• The deposit is typically used to confirm participation in the program after students have been accepted
• In turn, a discount will appear on the Oberlin bill for the exact amount of that deposit
|Amount Owed to Oberlin||$26,400|
> Standard Oberlin Need-based Aid
• If students receive need-based aid while on campus, they will receive it while studying away. However, amount of need-based aid is adjusted based on the "total-cost-of-attendance" for study away.
¬ Total-cost-of-attendance for study away includes Oberlin tuition, direct housing and meal costs of the program, and other miscellaneous expenses (i.e. airfare, visas, onsite transportation, etc.)
¬ If total-cost-of-attendance for study away is less than that of staying on campus, then the amount of need-based aid will decrease. In a sense, the amount of aid is reduced only if costs are also reduced.
¬ If total-cost-of-attendance for study away is equal to or greater than that of staying on campus, then the amount of need-based aid remains the same
> Unused Financial Aid
• If the total amount of a student's aid package is more than what is owed to Oberlin during study away, the unused portion of aid can, in some cases, be dispersed back to the student. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more details.
> Additional Loans
• Additional loans may be available if the cost of the program is more than the total-cost-of-attendance on campus. Please contact Financial Aid for more details.
> Federal Work Study
• If students are eligible for work study at Oberlin, please note that these positions are not available while studying away
• However, the financial assistance students might receive through work study can sometimes be replaced with loans during study away. Please contact Financial Aid for more details.
> GLCA Tuition Remission
• This benefit applies only to GLCA-recognized programs and Danenberg Oberlin-in-London.
> Out-of-Pocket Expenses
• Such as airfare, vaccinations, books, visa fees, and other personal travel are not billed in advance. Those costs will need to be paid out-of-pocket.
***If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Study Away. We're here to help clarify any questions you have.***