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FAFSA Tips

When to file the FAFSA:

Year #1: File the 2016-2017 FAFSA via www.fafsa.gov. University of the Pacific's school code is 001329.  You will receive an award letter that will explain your eligibility for the spring 2017.

Year #2: Again file the FAFSA (17-18), this can be done as early as October 2016, you will receive an award letter in late spring (2017).

Year #3:  File the 2018-2019 FAFSA in October 2017 for the final year of eligibility.

How to file the FAFSA as a graduate/professional student:

Name & social security number:

  • Enter your name and social security number exactly as it appears on your social security card.

Grade Level:

  • Select 1st year graduate/professional.

Degree or certificate:

  • Select Graduate or professional degree.

At the beginning of the school year, will you be working on a master's or doctoral program?

  • Indicate Yes.

Student's financial information:

  • All students must fill out this section, even if you don't have any income, savings, or investments and do not file a tax return. If an item does not apply to you enter 0.

Student household/# in college:

  • If you are single and have no dependents, the number in your household is 01.

Federal school code & housing plans:

  • University of the Pacific's school code is 001329.
  • Select Off Campus, With Parent, or On Campus.


 Please read and electronically sign the FAFSA to complete the application.