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Office of Financial Aid
Knoles Hall, 1st Floor
Mailing Address:
University of the Pacific
Office of Financial Aid
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211

Financial Aid

October 1 Students can begin completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
January 15 Pacific's FAFSA priority deadline, use code 001329

To qualify for Federal Aid, you:

  • must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • may not be in default on a student loan
  • must be enrolled at least half time (six units per trimester)

For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at or 209.946.2421.


Grade Level 1st year graduate/professional
Degree or Certificate Graduate or professional degree
At the beginning of the school year, will you be working on a master's or doctoral program? Yes
University of the Pacific's School Code 001329

Types of Financial Assistance


  • You will receive automatic consideration for scholarships - no additional applications are required. In 2018-19, our PharmD students were awarded more than $407,000 in scholarships. A portion of our scholarships are set aside for incoming students, including those who apply Early Decision. 

Cal Grants

  • Cal Grant A or B recipients who will not earn a bachelor's degree prior to entrance into Pacific's PharmD program may transfer their grants to Pacific. Learn more.
  • Professional pharmacy students may receive up to a maximum of ten semesters of Cal Grant support, including payments received for pre-professional study.

Federal Stafford Unsubsidized Loans

  • Stafford unsubsidized loans accrue interest from the date of disbursement. The interest rate is fixed at 6%. Learn more.
  • Lower maximum loan amounts apply to Pre-Pharmacy Advantage students who enter the professional PharmD program after four or five undergraduate semesters.
  • Most first and second year PharmD students may borrow a maximum of $35,775 per 11-month academic year.
  • Professional pharmacy students may borrow up to a maximum of $33,000 for the third professional year (nine months).

Federal Direct Graduate/Professional PLUS Loan

  • Graduate and professional students may borrow under the Federal Direct PLUS Loan program, up to their annual costs of attendance minus other financial assistance.
  • Students must file the FAFSA to determine eligibility for a Direct Loan.
  • Applications are subject to approval by the Direct Loan Origination Center, based on a credit bureau check.
  • The interest rate is fixed rate at 7% and begin on the date of disbursement.
  • Repayment of the Grad/Professional PLUS begins 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed, but students may qualify for in-school deferment while enrolled at least half-time in a degree program.

Health Professions Student Loan

  • By regulation, recipients of the Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) must be enrolled full-time and parent information must be considered in determining financial eligibility. For more information, contact the Student Loans Department at or 209.946.2446.
  • All students who wish to be considered for HPSL must provide parent information on the FAFSA.
  • The interest rate is fixed at 5%.
  • HPSL loans are awarded to eligible Pacific students based on funds available.

Private Loans

  • Pharmacy students may choose to arrange financing through a private loan program to supplement their University financial aid. Professional students with good credit histories or no credit history may usually borrow on their own.
  • Larger amount or more favorable terms may be available if the student applies with a creditworthy co-signer. Ordinarily, the borrower or a co-borrower must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Learn More About Student Loans

Credit Checks

If you plan to apply for a private loan, we recommend you first obtain a credit report to ensure it is accurate. Major national credit reporting agencies: