Costs & Financial Aid

Costs & Financial Aid

Occidental is committed to helping you make college affordable.

We extend financial aid through merit scholarships, need-based grants and scholarships, work-study and student loans to meet the various needs and circumstances of our students. Oxy meets 100% of the demonstrated need of the students we admit. Our aid programs often make Oxy’s cost comparable to those of public institutions.

Applying for financial aid can be complicated, but we're here to help. You can begin by familiarizing yourself with how financial aid works. The application requirements for first-year students are different from those for transfers and returning/current students. International students are required to submit additional forms.

If you are interested in Oxy, we encourage you to apply for financial aid—regardless of your financial circumstances. We also encourage you to use our Net Price Calculator for an estimate of the need-based financial aid you could receive if you attend Oxy.

2018-2019 costs for attending Occidental College



Room & Board


Required Fees




In awarding financial aid, Occidental also considers indirect costs of $1,220 for books and supplies, $1,030 for local transportation and $1,700 for personal and miscellaneous expenses.

Students must have health insurance in order to enroll at Oxy. The Occidental Student Health Insurance Program (OSHIP) premium cost for the 2018-19 academic year is $2,594, but may be waived for students who are covered under a parent’s policy or have other health care coverage. Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents will be required to enroll in the OSHIP.

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Collins House
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Phone: (323) 259-2700
or (800) 825-5262
Fax: (323) 688-4875