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.
Complete these three steps by our deadlines. Deadlines vary depending on your application status:
- Early Decision I by Nov. 15
- Early Decision II by Jan. 1
- Regular Decision by Jan. 15
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.
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. The 2017-2018 FAFSA is now available.
If you and your parent(s) file taxes, please submit copies of all tax documents directly to our office, even if you upload documents through the College Board's Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) or use Data Retrieval through the FAFSA.
Families must submit copies of their complete federal tax returns (with all schedules and statements) and all W-2 forms. You can submit all documents to our office by fax, e-mail, or mail.
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.