Financial Forms

Don't miss this requirement in your international application.

If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and will not apply for need-based financial aid, we strongly recommend that you submit the Certification of Finances (COF) form. If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident applying for need-based financial aid, you must submit the International Student Application for Financial Assistance (ISAFA) upon admission. 

Applying for need-based financial aid?

U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident

Non-U.S. Citizen

Yes

Submit FAFSA and CSS Profile

ISAFA is required when the student is admited to Occidental, but please submit it during the admission process if possible.

No

No documents required

Certification of Finances (COF) is required when student commits to Occidental, but please submit it during the admission process if possible.

All applicants will be considered for merit-based scholarships, but please know that need-based financial aid is extremely limited and highly competitive. Typically, only 2-3 students are selected each year for international need-based financial assistance.

Keep in mind for the COF:

  • Each column of the COF must be completed and reflect a dollar amount. It is insufficient to only say "full amount" in any section.
  • Your COF must demonstrate full financial support of our total cost of attendance unless you wish to be considered for financial aid.
  • The completed COF and ISAFA may be submitted via email to intladm@oxy.edu or uploaded directly to your application portal.

The College will verify the financial resources of all international applicants before a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) is issued.

Questions? Email intladm@oxy.edu.