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A college education is one of the largest investments you will make in your life. Here, we break down the cost to help you plan for this investment. And we offer payment plans to help you afford this investment in your future.

2017-18 Tuition and Fees

Tuition, on-campus room and board charges are listed below. Please note the room and board rates represent base amounts. Actual charges may vary depending on your room assignment. Additional charges may include private (applied) music lessons, equine science fees, nursing fees and science lab fees. Please refer to the comprehensive fee schedule on the Business Office site.

99% of Otterbein freshmen receive some form of merit and/or need-based aid.

Otterbein's Financial Aid Estimator
can help you predict the type of aid you might receive.

2017-2018 Expenses
Tuition $31,424
Room $5,728
Board $4,800
Student Life Fee $   200
Tech Fee $   250
Total $42,402

We estimate the cost of books to range from $900 to $1,200 per year depending on courses. The cost is not included on any Otterbein billing.

Part-time Cost

Part-time undergraduate tuition cost is $564 per hour up to 11 hours per semester.

Financial Aid Estimator

We believe in providing an exceptional educational experience at a reasonable cost. That’s why we partner with students and their families to help make an Otterbein education both practical and affordable. Working with families on an individual basis, Otterbein does its best to maximize scholarship and financial aid resources, looking at each student’s scholarship potential and each family’s financial need.

For more information on available scholarships and financial aid and to complete an estimate, please visit the Financial Aid Estimator.

Learn More About Financial Aid

Visit the Financial Aid site and view their latest guide to financial aid and scholarships at Otterbein.

Payment Options

We realize that meeting the expense of a college education is one of the larger investments made by most families. For this reason, we have developed two methods of payment for comprehensive fee charges. See the Business Office site for information about payment plans.

Enrollment Fee

Incoming traditional Freshman can pay their enrollment fee online here. Transfer students can pay their enrollment fee here.

/ Undergraduate Admission

The Office of Admission is located in Clippinger Hall, 102 W. College Ave.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


p/ 614.823.1500
e/ uotterb@otterbein.edu