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Occidental College Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Los Angeles, CA

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$76,600
Tuition and Fees
$56,576
Room and Board
$16,034
Books and Supplies
$1,240
Other Expenses
$2,750
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@oxy.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001249
Free
State Aid Form  
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
405 (71.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
333 (82.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
328 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
328 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$52,303
Need-Based Gift
Received by 328 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $45,568
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 273 (83.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,226
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 179 (54.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
79 (14.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,509

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,335 (66.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,166 (87.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,158 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,158 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$51,273
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,152 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $43,248
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,009 (87.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,595
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 521 (45.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
261 (12.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,274

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$29,306
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
628
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
43
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
53
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans
Number of Awards
31
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,778

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