For Entering First-Years

For Entering First-Years

Apply for financial aid at Occidental by following our three-step process.

Applying for financial aid is a key part of the college application process. Make sure you know what to submit and when. All colleges have different financial aid deadlines; write down Oxy's and apply on time to get the maximum aid you are eligible to receive. Please note, we cannot guarantee to meet the full demonstrated need of late applicants.

Step 1: Complete the 17-18 CSS PROFILE

The CSS PROFILE application allows us to review your eligibility for Oxy need-based scholarships, loans, and work study. Remember to list Occidental College, CSS code #4581. The 2017-2018 CSS PROFILE is now available.

The deadline for this application varies depending on your application status:

  • Early Decision I by November 15
  • Early Decision II by January 1
  • Regular Decision by January 15

In addition, if you have a noncustodial parent, they must complete the Noncustodial PROFILE application available through the CollegeBoard.

Step 2: Complete the 17-18 FAFSA 

The FAFSA application allows us to review your eligibility for federal and state financial aid. Remember to list Occidental College, federal school code #001249. The 2017-2018 FAFSA is now available.

The deadline for this application varies depending on your application status:

  • Early Decision I by November 15
  • Early Decision II by January 1
  • Regular Decision by January 15

Step 3: Submit 2015 Taxes & W-2s 

Submit copies of your and your parent(s) federal tax returns to our office by fax, email or mail. Occidental is not part of the Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC). Families must submit copies of their completed federal tax returns (with all schedules and statements) and W-2s directly to the Financial Aid Office. If you or your parent(s) file an extension with the IRS, please submit a copy of Form 4868 (Application for Automatic Extension) to secure your priority status.

For CA Residents Only

Submit Cal Grant GPA Verification by March 2

All California residents are required to apply for a Cal Grant. You must file the FAFSA and submit the GPA Verification form to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) by March 2 in order to be considered for a Cal Grant. Some high schools electronically submit the GPA Verification form on behalf of their students. Check with your high school counselor for more information.

Admission


Collins House
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Phone: (323) 259-2700
or (800) 825-5262
Fax: (323) 341-4875
Email: admission@oxy.edu