Changing Your Award
Always thoroughly review your award letter. If any changes need to be made, here are some simple guidelines to help you navigate the process.
When we send your award letter, we assume that you accept all financial aid as outlined on your letter and agree to the terms and conditions outlined in the Financial Aid Policy Guide* as well as applicable federal and state regulations.
Declining Your Award
If you wish to decline all or part of your award, please complete an Award Change Request* form and return it to the Financial Aid Office.
Requesting a Loan/Work Change
You may request to change your work award into a loan program or change your loan into a work award by completing the Award Change Request* form and returning it to the Financial Aid Office. If funds are available, we will honor your request.
Appealing Your Award
Financial aid at Occidental College is need-based and can change from year to year.
If you have questions regarding a change in your award from prior years, we encourage you to call the Financial Aid Office and speak with a counselor.
To appeal your award, make a written request for additional assistance to the Financial Aid Office. Attach documentation supporting the changes outlined in your letter. You may also wish to reference or submit our Special Circumstances* form.
We will be happy to reassess your eligibility. If appropriate, and if funds allow, we will send you a revised award letter.
*You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you may download for free,
to read or print this .pdf document.
- Mailing Address:
Financial Aid Office
1600 Campus Road F-35
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Arthur G. Coons
- Phone: (323) 259-2548
- Fax: (323) 341-4961
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org