Zero Percent Tuition Increase for Since 2013

Otterbein Announces No Increase in Tuition for Fourth Year, Expands Popular Financial Aid Program

Otterbein continues to hold tuition at a 0% increase for the last four years while continuing to invest more in financial aid availability.

Affordability is one of our main priorities at Otterbein.  

Big opportunities should never mean big debt.

Kathy Krendl, Otterbein University President

We are committed to keeping an Otterbein education affordable.  We’ve held tuition at a 0% increase for the last four years.  

Second Degree students do not qualify for merit based scholarships.  Aid opportunities are self -help  and we encourage you to apply for aid, regardless of your financial situation. 

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

We encourage you to apply for aid, regardless of your financial situation. Please do not assume you will not qualify for assistance. Last year more than 95 percent of our students qualified for assistance.

  1. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the first step in the financial aid process. You can fill out and submit your application through FAFSA on the Web at Electronic filing is the fastest and easiest way to apply for financial aid. Be sure to list Otterbein University and our Title IV school code 003110.
  2. If requested, please submit any additional documentation to the Office of Financial Aid.  Once you are an admitted student and we have received your FAFSA and all required supplemental documents you will received a need-based aid package.

Online Scholarship Search

The following sites are helpful for searching for available scholarships:

  • FastWeb's free scholarship search includes more than 600,000 scholarships worth more than $1 billion. FastWeb also offers expert advice and how-tos on financial aid, scholarships, selecting a major, choosing a career and more.
  • - Connect now with the nearly $6 BILLION in available scholarship aid and $45 BILLION in federal and state grants.
  • Outside Scholarship Listing -Our office is posting outside scholarships on Facebook. We are notified occasionally of scholarships being offered. Go to our Facebook page and Like us to receive these and other important notices.