Occidental College has launched a new effort to increase the affordability of an Occidental education for low- and middle-income California families.
Beginning with the entering Class of 2026, students who qualify for a Cal Grant will have 100% of their tuition covered by the College.
Because Occidental meets 100% of every student’s demonstrated need based on the total cost of attendance, for many students, a significant portion of the cost of room and board will also be covered by grant aid. With this level of financial support, the cost of an Oxy education can be comparable to that of a state college or university.
We strongly encourage every prospective student from California to use our Quick Cost Estimators to determine their eligibility for need-based aid. Once you have received your calculation results, we encourage families to apply to Oxy and complete the full financial aid application.