Application Fee & Fee Waiver

A non-refundable fee of $65 must accompany the Occidental College application for admission. 

Students should submit payment directly through the Common Application website via credit card or electronic check (ACH). 

Students with financial hardship can request a fee waiver via the following methods:

  • The Common Application
  • NACAC
  • SAT/ ACT
  • A letter from the student's high school guidance counselor (must be submitted at the time of application, on official school letterhead)

If requesting a fee waiver via the Common App, the student's counselor will be asked to complete a fee waiver form. More information can be found on the Common App website. Students unable to obtain a waiver can reach out directly to the admission counselor for their region, once their application has been submitted, to request the fee be waived.