We know how important understanding financial aid is to your overall Pacific experience. The financial aid website is a great place to start for resources and more information about the topics below. As always, if there's something you can't find on the website, or just want someone to walk you through it (and we wouldn't blame you at all!), you can contact the financial aid team.
It's not too late to file your 2021-22 FAFSA
If you haven't already, we strongly encourage you to fill out the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, aka the FAFSA, especially if you’re interested in being reviewed for potential grants or student loan opportunities. If you have filed, make sure you’ve sent it to Pacific; our school code is 001329. Need help? We have tips in our FAFSA Guide, and you can watch recordings of our recent FAFSA webinars on the financial aid website.
Read your financial aid offer letter thoroughly
Keep an eye out for an email with your financial aid offer letter. When you receive it, gather your parents or supporters and take 30 minutes to do an in-depth read of it. We know they're not the easiest thing in the world to understand, so we strongly encourage you to contact the financial aid team if you'd like help.
Verification sounds intimidating, but we promise it isn't
You'll receive an email with instructions if you are selected for verification. If you’re selected, please don't be alarmed — you're not being singled out. The U.S. Department of Education selects about 30% of all students who file the FAFSA for verification, and many times, it's random. Verifying your information ensures that you will receive the maximum amount of aid you're eligible for.
Join us for our Financial Aid Wednesday webinar series!
We're holding weekly webinars to discuss all of the above and explain some other commonly misunderstood topics. You'll also be able to ask your questions during a live Q&A after each webinar. Click here for the schedule and to sign up!