Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Program Grants
Most University aid is awarded on the basis of academic achievement or performance ability, and/or financial need. University of the Pacific Grants of up to $15,000 per year are awarded to entering freshman who demonstrate financial need.
Federal Pell Grant
Federal grants are reserved for students who demonstrate high financial need. Pell Grants are considered the foundation of Federal financial aid, to which aid from other sources might be added. The maximum Pell Grant is $5,645 per year.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
The Federal SEOG program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Eligible Pacific students are typically awarded grants between $250 and $550 per year.
Cal Grants are need-based grants for low-income and middle-income students who are California residents and attend California colleges and universities. Cal Grants provides up to $9,084 per school year for tuition and fees. Additional Pacific Cal Grant details.
The U.S. Department of Education and the University of the Pacific's Office of Financial Aid have provided funds for a limited number of grants for qualified students in SUCCESS. These grants are designed for SUCCESS students who are current PELL grant recipients to help meet any unmet financial need (as determined by the Office of Financial Aid).
Veteran Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program
Selected students will receive University grant and/or scholarship funds to pay up to 50% of tuition charges not already covered by Chapter 33 initial benefits, plus an equal amount in matching funds from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The University's contribution may be in the form of a single grant or scholarship or a combination of awards (such as UOP Grant, Athletics Grant, or merit scholarship) that, together, equal 50% of the student's unmet charges.
For more information, including eligibility and application instructions, please visit our Veteran's Affairs web page on the Yellow Ribbon Program
Pacific Fund Grants
The Pacific Fund Grants Program is a direct result of the generous annual support from alumni, parents, employees, students and friends. Every gift to the Pacific Fund goes toward student access and academic innovation. Undergraduate scholarships, study abroad, faculty research, and service-learning are just some of the ways that supporting the Pacific Fund directly impacts the University.
Contact the appropriate office using one of the links below or your Dean's Office for more information on grant allocation, eligibility requirements, and application procedures.
For additional information on Pacific Fund Grants, go to http://www.pacific.edu/pacificfund. For more detailed information please, click on the link to the respective School/Department/Committee.
- Benerd School of Education
- College of the Pacific
- Conservatory of Music
- Dugoni School of Dentistry (Dental Hygiene)
- Eberhardt School of Business
- Faculty Research Committee
- Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Speech-Language Pathology)
- School of Engineering & Computer Science
- School of International Studies
- Student Life
Additionally, the following Pacific Fund opportunities for undergraduate research are available as part of the Undergraduate Research Task Force.
- Pacific Fund Research Grants
- Pacific Fund Small Project Grants
- Pacific Fund Conference Travel Grants
- Pacific Fund Summer Research Fellowships
Sources of External Funding
As you begin planning your research, service or creative project and anticipate the need for external support, contact the Sponsored Programs Administrator, or by phone at 209-946-7356, for help in identifying prospective sponsors. For those of you who wish to conduct your own preliminary survey of grantmakers, please visit the Graduate Grant Opportunities Page.