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Occidental College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$73,888 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$56,576 tuition
$15,496 on campus room & board
$1,220 books and supplies
$596 fees
(Based on stats from 2018/2019)

$73,888 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$56,576 tuition
$15,496 on campus room & board
$1,220 books and supplies
$596 fees
(Based on stats from 2018/2019)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$31,465 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
75% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($6,714 avg)
12% get state aid ($9,023 avg)
68% get institn'l aid ($31,465 avg)
51% get loans ($7,512 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.59% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.59% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $39,362 68%
Federal Grant Aid $6,714 24%
Pell Grants $4,252 20%
Other Federal Grants $3,000 17%
Institution Grant Aid $31,465 68%
State Grant Aid $9,023 12%
Student Loans $7,512 51%
Federal Loans $5,666 46%
Other Loans $9,720 11%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$70,000 Y N Y N
$15,000 Y N N N
- Y N N N
$5,000 Y N Y N
$10,000 Y N Y N
$25,000 Y N N N
- Y N N
- Y Y Y Y
$17,500 Y N Y N
$2,000 - $4,000 Y Y Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: January 1
Financial aid deadline: January 10
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Occidental College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1600 Campus Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90041-3392
(323) 259-2700


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Stephanie
  • I am a current student here

    Oxy is great with financial aid support, most people attending are given substantial help financially.

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  • 4
  • Clarice from Portland, OR
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Like all private colleges, very expensive. They seemed to say they would give out a lot of financial aid and mentioned the net price calculator on their website was being updated constantly and was very accurate.

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  • 3
  • Sarah from Littleton, CO
  • I am a current student here

    Occidental is extremely expensive, but they seem to pull through with the financial aid. The academics are awesome, but the dorm and food expenses are too much. For the prices you pay, the dorms should be much nicer and the food should be cheaper and less boring. Sometimes, I wonder where our tuition dollars really go. However, the school itself is beautiful. Your opinion on if it's worth it really just depends on what you care most about in a school.

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