Fees, Financial Aid, and Accreditation
Each home college or university has its own OE-related fee structure. Most colleges allow their financial aid to apply for at least one semester of off-campus study. If students do not attend the OE through the auspices of their own educational institution, they pay fees that are set by the OE itself. These fees change from year to year, but generally fall into the lower range of private college costs. Students do not pay board fees to the OE, but purchase their groceries at the supermarkets in Ashland. This amounts to a substantial savings over college dining hall plans. Textbook fees amount to about $200.
We will gladly discuss the fee structure with students by phone (1-800-801-OREX) or email. After a student has applied to and been accepted by the OE, we work with each individual and the appropriate on-campus officials to resolve fee and financial aid issues.
In addition to the $2500 stipend that will be provided to every Fall 2015 OE student, students can apply for need-based grants and loans from the OE. OE alumni have donated funds for financial aid, to be used particularly for students losing their own college or university aid when attending the OE. These funds are awarded on a case-by-case basis, depending on need.