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Merit-Based Financial Aid for Full-Time Graduate Business Students

Typically, a high percentage (about 50 percent) of incoming full-time Eberhardt graduate business students receive some level of merit-based financial assistance. All merit-based awards are made on a rolling basis. Applicants who apply and are admitted early have a better opportunity to secure scholarships and/or graduate assistantships. Accepted applicants will be notified of any award upon acceptance. Scholarship awards usually range from $2,000-$6,000 and a graduate assistantship assignment can provide up to one-half tuition discount.

Undoubtedly, you will spend a great deal of time looking at MBA and MAcc programs and planning your finances. We invite you to look beyond the bottom line and compare the value of your education for the investment you will make.

Here are some points to consider as you search for the best education at the best value:

  • Accelerated full-time MBA and MAcc Programs
  • Intensive applied business foundation course
  • Case-based and experiential learning
  • Global travel & study for MBA Program
  • Required internship for MBA Program
  • Dedicated Eberhardt Career Management services
  • Dual-degree programs in Pharmacy and Law
  • Personalized education and service
  • $2.9 million Student Investment Fund


All scholarships are merit-based and awarded on a rolling basis to the best qualified applicants. The Eberhardt School offers students the following scholarships:

Pacific participates in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) for those considering full-time MBA in Healthcare Management programs coming from WICHE States including Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawai'i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Applicants should be sure to identify themselves as a WICHE WRGP applicant. At least a 30% tuition discount will be offered to a limited number recipients from these designated states through this WRGP agreement.

Accounting students should review AICPA scholarships for non-Accounting bachelor's degree holders and other specialized opportunities.

Additional scholarships are available after completion of a semester in a full-time graduate business program.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistants work a specified number of hours with faculty members on research and teaching support projects or graduate business programs support. The standard graduate assistantship award is for one-third tuition remission. Applicants with GMAT scores above 600 and an upper-division GPA of 3.25 or above are eligible for an award of up to one-half tuition as an Eberhardt Scholars recipient.

Student Loans

Loan funds are available for qualified graduate students from either the Federal Direct Staff or Federal Perkins Loan programs. The Federal Direct Stafford Loan program offers subsidized and unsubsidized loans to those who have demonstrated financial need. The Federal Perkins Loan offers low-interest loans primarily for students who demonstrate high financial need.

For more information regarding MBA loans and the MBA financial aid process, please visit figuring out your finances on the MBA.com website. For additional assistance, the Financial Aid office at University of the Pacific can be reached at 209.946.2421 or financialaid@pacific.edu.