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Occidental College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$60,836 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,190 tuition
$12,940 on campus room & board
$1,244 books
$1,462 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$60,836 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,190 tuition
$12,940 on campus room & board
$1,244 books
$1,462 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$27,170 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
79% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($6,864 avg)
12% get state aid ($9,189 avg)
65% get institn'l aid ($27,170 avg)
45% get loans ($7,418 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.51% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.52% 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 $30,929 65%
Federal Grant Aid $6,864 24%
Pell Grants $4,238 21%
Other Federal Grants $3,479 16%
Institution Grant Aid $27,170 65%
State Grant Aid $9,189 12%
Student Loans $7,418 45%
Federal Loans $5,138 40%
Other Loans $5,284 24%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$15,000 - $60,000 Y N N N
- Y N N N
$10,000 - $40,000 Y N Y N
$5,000 - $20,000 Y
$20,000 - $80,000 Y
$500 - $2,000 Y
$15,000 - $60,000 Y
$2,000 - $4,000 Y
$15,000 - $60,000 Y
$10,000 - $40,000 Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 1
Financial aid deadline: February 1
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) 259-2500
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,883
Out of State $1,883


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Clarice from Portland, OR
  • Mar-25-2014 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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  • Sarah from Littleton, CO
  • May-29-2013 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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  • 5
  • Emma from Shoreline, WA
  • Mar-17-2013 I am a current student here

    Oxy is expensive, but offers great financial aid for students in need. It really is a fantastic school - it fosters a sense of community that other larger schools can't nurture.

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