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Undergraduate Financial Aid

Over 80% of our students receive financial aid, The average financial aid package awarded to students is $22,000, For California residents, Pacific matches Cal Grant awards with at least $10,000 in University funds

University of the Pacific offers a wide array of scholarships, loans, grants, work study and other programs for all students that can help to reduce the costs of your education. 

Admitted students are automatically considered for some academic awards, while other scholarships have applications that you'll need to submit by their specific deadline.  List of available scholarships.
To be considered for most other financial aid programs -- including grants (both state and federal), loans, (both student and parent), and work-study -- you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
FAFSA for the upcoming academic year usually become available January 1st. It is highly suggested that you file the FAFSA by February 15th to ensure the most favorable award. Not all scholarship programs require a FAFSA, but it is recommended that students with financial needs fill it out to qualify for the largest range of programs available.

Details on completing the FAFSA can be found on Tips on Filling out the FAFSA. For an overview of what needs to be completed for consideration to all of our financial aid opportunities, please take a look at our Financial Aid Application Checklist.