For School & CBO Counselors

Relationships are the bedrock of a liberal arts college, and our relationship with you means a lot. 

While our admission officers are traveling this fall and events on campus resume, we know that connecting virtually with counselors and students will continue to be a valuable tool.

Check out Oxy's array of virtual campus exploration opportunities throughout the fall and keep an eye out for admission officers visiting your area.  


Applying to Oxy

Occidental's Fall 2022 application is open! Make sure to read up about Oxy's Application Process (including our commitment to a test-optional process through Fall 2022 entry) and learn more about this year's Short Answer Questions

Application Requirements
Application Fee & Fee Waivers
Admission Facts


High School & CBO Visits

Our admission officers are traveling domestically. Please contact your regional admission counselor about the possibility of a visit to your school or organization. 


Support at Oxy

Watch this virtual webinar for education professionals committed to holistically supporting Black and African American students. This panel focuses on anti-racism and empowerment in K-12 and higher education. 

Culture of Care
Intercultural Community Center (ICC)


Affording Occidental

Oxy meets 100% of the demonstrated need of the students we admit. We extend financial aid through merit scholarships, need-based grants, work study and student loans to meet the various needs and circumstances of our students. 

Costs & Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Meet the Financial Aid Team

Expected Family Contribution

We use the CSS Profile and FAFSA to determine an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). If the student’s parents are divorced or separated, we also consider the EFC of the noncustodial parent when determining overall financial need. This information is collected through the CSS Profile - Noncustodial Parent. In a limited number of cases, the noncustodial parent information may be waived. You must submit the CSS Profile Waiver Request for the Noncustodial Parent for consideration. Submission of this request does not guarantee that a waiver will be approved. 

Financial Aid for Undocumented or DACA students

Undocumented students are considered for need-based financial aid like any U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Because federal financial aid is not available for undocumented students, institutional funding is used in its place. Undocumented students residing in CA may be eligible to receive state grant funds through the California Dream Act. More information about this application process can be found on the California Student Aid Commission website.

The financial aid process for undocumented students is similar to the process for U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents; however, the federal FAFSA application is waived for undocumented students. Undocumented students will only need to complete the CSS Profile by the due dates for the financial aid application. Visit our Financial Aid website for more information.

Undocumented Parents

Parental citizenship status will NOT affect a student’s financial aid eligibility at Occidental since aid is determined solely by financial need. Whether or not the student’s parents file taxes, they must provide their parents' financial information on the CSS Profile application. If a student’s parents will not file taxes or do not have an ITIN, use “000-00-0000" in place of a Social Security Number on the CSS Profile application.