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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)


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
For more information, visit the Office of Financial Aid page or contact Natalya Farias, financial aid analyst, at or 209.946.2902.

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: