For Prospective Students

Occidental is committed to helping you make college affordable.

We extend financial aid through merit scholarshipsneed-based grants and scholarshipswork-study and student loans to meet the various needs and circumstances of our students. Oxy meets 100% of the demonstrated need of the students we admit. Our aid programs often make Oxy’s cost comparable to those of public institutions.

Applying for financial aid can be complicated, but we're here to help. You can begin by familiarizing yourself with how financial aid works. The application requirements for first-year students are different from those for transfers and returning/current studentsInternational students are required to submit additional forms. All colleges have different financial aid deadlines; write down Oxy's and apply on time to get the maximum aid you are eligible to receive. Please note, we cannot guarantee to meet the full demonstrated need of late applicants.

For more information about applying for financial aid as a new or prospective Oxy student please visit the Admission & Aid website.