Information about tuition, fees, student accounts, payment plans, and more.

Tuition and Fees

The direct costs for the 2024-25 academic year, including tuition and fees, housing options, meal plans, and more, can be found on the Student Business Services website.

Accept Your Financial Aid

If you received a financial aid offer, you will need to log in to the financial aid student portal to accept your offer and start the disbursement process. Before you can log in to the financial aid student portal, you will need to activate your account first. 


Accept Awards

Once inside the portal, ensure the dropdown says “Current Award Year: 2024/2025.” You must accept or decline each financial aid fund, including loans that have been offered. Not accepting or declining a fund keeps it in a ‘pending’ status. Any fund left in a ‘pending’ status will prevent all financial aid from disbursing on the first day of classes and may result in late fees being assessed. Please remember to click “SUBMIT” when completed. The deadline to accept your financial aid offer is July 14.

Review Documents and Messages

Then, while still logged into the portal, you should check the status of any document and read important messages. Missing or incomplete documents will prevent your financial aid from being applied to your charges and may result in late fees. Other missing documents, such as the Funds Authorization Form, must be submitted through your student IDOC portal.

Online Entrance Interview, Master Promissory Note, and Disclosures for Loans

If you have been awarded assistance through the Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized, Occidental No-Interest Loan or the Occidental Low-Interest Loan program, you will be asked to complete a mandatory entrance interview and electronically sign your Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Disclosures (Oxy Loans only). You should complete your forms by early July by going to for Federal Direct Loans and/or the ECSI portal for Occidental's student loan program.


Student Business Services uses electronic billing to send you student account statements. You’ll need to set up your Oxy eBill account and add any authorized users (those are the people you provide permission to view your account and pay your balance) by July 14.

Financial aid credits reflected on your bill are those that have been awarded and accepted up to the time the billing statement was generated (don’t forget to accept your financial aid offer by July 14). Grants, scholarships, and loans are reflected on your billing statement and result in a reduction in the amount owed. Federal work-study and Occidental Work Awards are paid directly to the student as they earn them and are not reflected on the billing statement.

Adding authorized users to your billing account

If you wish to give others permission to receive your billing statements or make payments on your behalf, you can follow the directions to add authorized users on the Student Business Services webpage. You should complete this task by July 14 so that these users receive the first bill in the middle of July. More than one authorized user can be added to any student account.



Payment Methods

Occidental accepts personal or cashier’s checks, payments from your 529 College Savings plan, cash (if paying in person at the cashier), money orders, ACH (electronic checks), debit cards, or electronic funds transfer (EFT/wire transfer).

Payment Plans

The College offers two payment options: the semester payment plan and the monthly (deferred) payment plan. All students are automatically assigned the semester payment plan. If you want to participate in the monthly payment plan, you must sign up through our eBill website. You can elect to change your payment plan type at the beginning of a new semester. You will need to re-enroll each semester if you want to continue to pay in installments.

Semester Payment Plan

Payment of all regular charges is due before the beginning of each semester. First semester charges, less financial aid credits, if any, are due no later than August 1, 2024. Second semester charges, less financial aid credits, if any, are due no later than January 5, 2025.

Monthly Payment Plan

Charges may be paid in 5 monthly installments. For fall semester, monthly installments are due by the first of the month, August through December. For spring semester, monthly installments are due by the first of the month, January through May. There is a fee of $50 per semester to participate in the monthly payment plan. In order to have the option of paying in five installments, you must enroll in the plan prior to the first due date: August 1 for fall and January 5 for spring.

Charging to Your Student Account

A debit account called Bengal Bucks may be opened to purchase items in the bookstore and the Student Activity Center. Visit the Card Services webpage to establish your account or to add funds. Any unused funds roll over for use in future semesters.

Tuition Insurance

A serious illness or accident that forces a student to leave Occidental before the semester is completed can be financially costly. To protect against this possibility, Occidental offers optional tuition insurance through GradGuard. For additional information, visit the Student Business Services tuition insurance webpage.

Withdrawal Policy

Students who withdraw during the semester may be eligible for refunds, depending upon the time of the withdrawal. Students must give written notification to the registrar of their decision to withdraw and complete all withdrawal procedures in order to be eligible for any refunds. For important dates to remember for payments and refunds, visit the list of important dates from Student Business Services.


For questions regarding financial aid (including Federal Direct Loans and PLUS Loans), please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (323) 259-2548 or by email at

For questions regarding student accounts, billing, and payment plans, please contact
Student Business Services at (323) 259-2610 or

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