For International Students

Please consider these factors regarding financial aid at Occidental.

All international students who apply to Occidental will be considered for merit-based scholarships, but need-based financial aid for international students is limited and extremely competitive. Merit awards are given to students who show outstanding academic, extracurricular, and personal achievement.

We typically only offer financial aid to two international students each year. Therefore, international students who are able to meet our costs should not apply for (or expect) any need-based financial aid.

International students who seek need-based financial assistance must complete the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA) along with their application. Learn more about the financial forms required for international applicants.

If you have questions, please contact