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Average Student Debt

Aren't Private Schools More Expensive?

Most state schools are subsidized by state tax dollars, which enables public institutions to offer lower tuition. Otterbein receives no such funding. However, Otterbein works tirelessly to offer scholarships and competitive financial aid packages that bring the benefits of a private college education closer to the cost of a state, public institution.

We believe the excellence of Otterbein’s nationally-ranked curriculum and the opportunity that comes with our recognition as a leader in experiential hands-on learning is an opportunity families can afford.

Average Debt at Graduation
State of Ohio: $29,037*
 >   Otterbein University: $26,000**

*SOURCE: Based on data from the Project on Student debt (Class of 2013)
**SOURCE: Otterbein University, mean debt of 2014 graduates.

Of these Otterbein Students:

  • 22% Graduate debt free
  • 59% Graduates with only low-interest federal loans
  • 19% Graduates with federal and private loans

/ Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid is located in Barlow Hall, 88 Cochran Alley

p/ 614.823.1502
f/ 614-823-1588
e/ financialaid@otterbein.edu

For your protection, please do not submit personally identifiable or confidential information via email. This includes attachments with tax returns/tax return transcripts and social security numbers.

/ 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