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.
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 deadline for this application varies depending on your application status:
- Early Decision I by Nov. 15
- Early Decision II by Jan. 1
- Regular Decision by Feb. 1
In addition, if you have a noncustodial parent, they must complete the Noncustodial PROFILE application available through the CollegeBoard.
The FAFSA application allows us to review your eligibility for federal and state financial aid. Remember to list Occidental College, federal school code #001249.
After you and your parent(s) have filed 2015 taxes, submit copies to our office. You can submit all documents by fax, e-mail, or mail. Occidental is not part of the Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC). Families must submit copies of their complete 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. Failure to submit these documents by April 19th will jeopardize your financial aid awards.
For CA Residents Only
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 2nd 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.