Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$29,211
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,577
$30k - $48k
$18,900
$48k - $75k
$21,551
$75k - $110k
$28,552
$110k+
$46,183
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$54,686
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$54,686
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,496
Books and Supplies
$1,220
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@oxy.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Aid Per Year
$35,704
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$7,136
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$32,364
Students receiving state aid
10%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$8,831
Students receiving federal aid
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$7,136
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$54,869
$30k - $48k
$53,883
$48k - $75k
$49,533
$75k - $110k
$39,858
$110k+
$27,072
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$45,189,027
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$5,746,757

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
51%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,512
Students receiving federal loans
48%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,754
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,042
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,000
Loan Default Rate
2%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$247

What Students Are Saying

4.01 Average Rating
This school is very, very expensive. Applying for outside scholarships will be necessary.
Zoë from Simi Valley, CA
Being a private college, Occidental is expensive. However, there are many financial aid opportunities available. It is possible to attend Oxy because of institutional scholarships and outside donor scholarships.
However at times the food, rent, books, and other on-campus items are over-priced, which happens at many colleges! Don't forget that you can buy toiletries, school supplies, and books off campus! Living off-campus is less expensive, however, Oxy requires students to live on campus for at least 3 years, which is one downside.
Beverly from Canyon Country, CA
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.
Clarice from Portland, OR
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.
Emma from Shoreline, WA
Oxy is great with financial aid support, most people attending are given substantial help financially.
Stephanie
I think Oxy was worth every penny. They made sure to meet my full financial need. I was even given a no-interest loan.
Janet from Glendale, CA
The school is very expensive, like any other private school, but I was offered 20,000 in scholarships and a no-interest student loan. In all would have cost me about the same as a UC school and quite a bit more than a Cal State.
Alex from Stevenson Ranch, CA
Financial Aid is amazing, so what you do end up paying for, it is worth it.
Kathleen from Chino, CA
Very expensive as a school, but Occidental College's Financial Aid department is always ready to answer questions and concerns on a personal level. With the recent economic crisis, however, funding has become more scarce and tuition may be rising even more than its current $50,000 annual fee.
Masha
Faculty members are almost always available and everything is well kept together.
Chad from Los Angeles, CA

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