An Oxy education is an investment, and it’s a valuable one.

2016-2017 costs for attending Occidental College:

Room & Board$14,460
Required Fees     $578


In awarding financial aid, Occidental also considers indirect costs of $1,250 for books and supplies, $1,034 for local transportation, and $1,628 for personal and miscellaneous expenses.

All students must also have health insurance in order to enroll at Oxy. While many students are covered under a parent’s policy and others have their own insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), those who don’t (or whose policies do not meet minimum standards) and international students are required to purchase insurance through the Occidental Student Health Insurance Program (OSHIP). The insurance premium cost for the 2016-2017 academic year is $2,150. While limited grants are available through the Financial Aid Office, they are only awarded to students who have exhausted all other cost-effective options.

Don’t let our cost stop you from considering Oxy. We offer merit scholarships* and comprehensive need-based financial aid packages to qualified first-year and transfer students. Though aid is limited for international students, some scholarships are available for those who demonstrate need and exceptional merit.

If you are a prospective first-year student, we encourage you to use our Net Price Calculator to see what your financial aid award may be if you attend Oxy.

*You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you may download for free, to read or print these documents.


Collins House
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Phone: (323) 259-2700
or (800) 825-5262
Fax: (323) 341-4875