Costs & Billing

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

Tuition & Fees

Below are charges for the 2020-21 academic year. The College has not yet released charges for the 2021-22 academic year. These figures will be published here once they become available. 

  Annual Cost Cost Per Semester
Tuition $55,980 $27,990
Student Body Fee $303 $151.50
Renewable Energy & Sustain. $21.50 $10.75
DEB Student Fee $21.50 $10.75
Student Health Fee $250 $125
Student Health Insurance (may be waived) $2,594 $1,297
How Billing Works

Billing at Occidental is electronic. To receive your bills, you must set up your online student business account. Your first billing notice will be emailed to your Oxy email account (and any authorized account user) in early August. Once you activate your MyOxy account, it is your responsibility to add any authorized users to your account by early August who need to receive your billing statements or make payments on your behalf. More than one authorized user can be added to any student account. View answers to more frequently asked questions on the Student Business Services webpage.

Grants, scholarships and loans are reflected on your billing statements and result in a reduction in the amount owed. Financial aid credits reflected on your bill are those that have been awarded up to the time the billing statement was generated. Federal work study awards and Occidental work awards are paid directly to the student as they earn them and are not reflected on the billing statement. Any subsequent adjustments to your aid will appear on the next billing statement.

For questions regarding all other financial aid (including Federal Direct Loans and PLUS Loans), please contact the Financial Aid Office at (323) 259-2548 or by email at finaid@oxy.edu

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.

Semester Payment Plan

Payment of all regular charges is due before the beginning of each semester. First semester charges, including any financial aid credit, are due no later than mid-August.

Monthly Payment Plan

Annual charges may be paid in 10 monthly installments, five each semester. 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.

Payment Methods

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

Charging to Your Student Account

A debit account called Bengal Bucks may be opened to purchase items in the bookstore, Student Activity Center, and laundry. 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 page.

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.

Online Entrance Interview, Master Promissory Note, & 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, borrowers are asked to complete a mandatory entrance interview and electronically sign their Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Disclosures (Oxy Loans only). You should complete your forms by early July by going to www.studentaid.gov for Federal Direct Loans and/or the ECSI portal for Oxy's student loan program.