We can help you understand how to finance an Occidental education.
Affordability is an important factor in determining if a college is the right fit for you and your family. The cost of attendance must be realistic and sustainable, and we welcome you to give our Net Price Calculator (NPC) tool a try to see what types of financial aid you may be eligible to receive at Oxy.
How It Works:
- The NPC uses your self-reported family income and assets and applies a standardized methodology to determine your family's ability to contribute to college costs.
- Based on our current cost of attendance, the NPC will provide an estimate of the financial aid you might expect.
- It is meant as a general guide for entering first-year students, outlining the types of need-based financial aid available at Oxy.
Keep in Mind:
- Use of our NPC is not a guarantee of financial aid and does not replace the application process. Students must complete the CSS Profile and FAFSA and submit all other required documents in order to be considered for need-based aid at Occidental.
- The NPC does not take into account merit scholarship eligibility. For more information regarding merit scholarships*, visit the Grants & Scholarships section of the Financial Aid website.
- The calculation will be less accurate for families with complex financial situations (e.g., divorced, separated or never-married parents; families with businesses or partnerships, multiple real estate properties or significant tax losses such as net operating or business losses; special circumstances of various types).
- In the case of divorced or separated parents, the custodial parent (i.e., the parent the student lived with most in the last 12 months) should provide their financial information.
- If the custodial parent is remarried, the step-parent must also provide their information on the NPC.
- Divorced or separated parents should both independently use the NPC for an estimate of the cost of an Occidental education. Bear in mind that Occidental expects both custodial and noncustodial parents to contribute toward college costs and participate in the financial aid application process.
- Occidental partners with a third-party company that develops the NPC to follow Oxy's financial aid-awarding policies. This NPC should not be used to determine aid eligibility at other colleges.
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