Graduate Financial Aid Information
Graduate financial assistance is available each year in many of the departments and schools where advanced degree work is offered. These awards are granted on the basis of superior qualifications in scholarship and prospective success in advanced studies. Financial assistance may be in the form of scholarship aid toward tuition, cash stipends for services performed, or a combination of both depending upon each student's program and department recommendations. Many departments offer Graduate assistantships.
Research awards are available for departmental or contract research in some fields. From time to time, fellowships are offered in certain federally supported programs in which University of the Pacific participates. Graduate students who are U.S. or eligible noncitizens may apply for federal student loans.
All Graduate Students who are interested in applying for loans or other types of aid should complete an on-line FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
2009/2010 FAFSA priortity filing deadline is March 2, 2009. Students cannot be considered for aid until this application is completed.