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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$75,916
Costs for Occidental College
Fee Cost
Tuition$55,980
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$596
Room and Board $16,600
Other Expenses Budget$1,500

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Occidental College on a full time basis for 2020/2021 is $75,916 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $55,980 for tuition, $16,600 room and board, $1,240 for books and supplies and $596 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Occidental College is $55,980, the same as California residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Occidental College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$41,102
Net Price by Income Occidental College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$14,452
$30,001 to $48,000$13,475
$48,001 to $75,000$18,209
$75,001 to $110,000$29,981
$110,000+$49,854

The average reported annual net price for Occidental College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $41,102 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

76% of full-time undergrad Occidental College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $35,498 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 41% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,801 and 25% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $4,548.

Finanical Aid Occidental College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $35,498 76%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $32,645 73%
Pell Grants $4,826 17%
Other Federal Grants $3,945 16%
State and Local Grants $8,558 8%
Federal Student Loans $4,801 41%
Other Student Loans $4,548 25%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Occidental College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $111,384. The loan balance of $111,384 is a four year multiple of the $27,846 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,063 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $111,384
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,062.73
Total Interest Paid $16,143.15
Sum of All Loan Payments $127,527.15

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$303,664
Year All Residents
1 $75,916
2 $78,189
3 $80,531
4 $82,942

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Occidental College to be $303,664 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Occidental College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $2,333 $6,999 $9,332

Estimated cost for a class at Occidental College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Occidental College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Occidental College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=120254 IPEDS survey data for Occidental College.