Occidental meets demonstrated need for all admitted students.
We offer both need-based grants and merit scholarships to help families afford an Oxy education. It's part of our commitment to provide access to students who might not be able to attend Oxy.
Oxy Need-Based Grant
The majority of our financial aid comes in the form of need-based grants. Financial aid offers vary depending on individual circumstances. The Financial Aid Office reviews the student's eligibility for need-based grants based on their annual financial aid application.
To be considered for these awards the student must complete their financial aid application by our established deadlines. First-year students and new transfer students must meet separate application requirements than returning students.
Oxy's need-based financial aid grant is based on the following three components:
- Student's academic year budget (cost of attendance)
- Student and family resources (expected family contribution)
- Student's financial aid eligibility (need)
Please visit our Policies webpage and download the policy guide for more details.