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Occidental College

Tuition & Aid
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About three out of four Occidental students receive some form of financial aid, including need-based aid and merit scholarships. The average financial aid package is $34,140. Oxy actively seeks out talented students from all backgrounds: 24 percent of Oxy students are Pell Grant recipients, and 19 percent are the first in their family to attend college. There are more than 300 student scholarships available. “They gave me gave me extraordinary financial aid,” says one undergrad.
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Visiting And Contact Information

1600 Campus Road

Office of Admission

Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314

United States

Phone: 323-259-2700

Fax: 323-341-4875


Expenses per Academic Year
On-Campus Room and Board:$13,450
On-Campus Room Only:$7,650
On-Campus Board Only:$6,100
Average Cost for Books and Supplies:$1,252
Required Fees:$570
Other Expenses:$1,590
Estimated Room for Commuters (not living at home):$0.00
Estimate Board for Commuters (living at home):$0.00
Estimate Board for Commuters (not living at home):$0.00
Estimate Transportation for Commuters (living at home):$990.00
Estimate Transportation for Commuters (not living at home):$990.00
Cost Per Credit-Hour:$1,956
Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study:No

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Financial Aid Statistics
Financial Aid Rating: 96
Freshman receiving any financial aid:66%
Undergraduates receiving any financial aid:75%
Average Percent of Need Met:100%
Average Total Financial Aid Package:$41,535
Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid:$36,205
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid:$33,569
Average Need-Based Loan:$6,758
Average amount of loan debt per graduate:$32,254
Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program:54%

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Available Aid
Financial Aid Methodology Used:Institutional
Scholarships and Grants:Federal Pell
State Scholarships / Grants
Private Scholarships
College / University Scholarships
Federal Direct Student Loan Programs:Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFEL):Federal Perkins Loans
College/university loans from institutional funds
Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study):Yes
Highest amount undergraduates earned annually from part-time on-campus work (not including Work Study):No
Direct Lender:Yes

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Financial Aid for International Students
Financial Aid Policy for International Students:Need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Aid:$40,312.00
Required Financial Aid Forms:International Student's Financial Aid Application
International Student's Certification of Finances

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Financial Aid Application Process
Regular Financial Aid Application Deadline:02/01
Freshman Financial Aid Notification Date:04/01
Required Forms:FAFSA
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
State aid form
Noncustodial Profile
Financial Aid Office Phone Number:323-259-2548

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