Your investment in Pacific—Our investment in you

We invest in you, so you are fully supported on your pathway to success.

Through scholarships, grants and academic support, we help to put a nationally acclaimed education within reach for all eligible students.

Education You Can Afford

Your investment in Pacific will reap many rewards. From the moment you are enrolled until graduation and beyond, you will receive the gold standard in individualized support, from financial aid to academics to wellness, and join the Pacific alumni who earn the second-highest salaries of all California colleges and universities.

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As a Pacific student, you have access to a powerful network of support from staff, faculty, fellow students, alumni and many others who take pride in investing in you. Scholarships are made possible by generous benefactors who are passionate about supporting your success.

We want to provide you with a toolkit for understanding how financial aid works, whether you’re a prospective student, parent or continuing student at Pacific. 


FAFA Webinar: The EFC and Me

Wednesday, Dec. 9 | 6 to 7 p.m. PST

When you complete your FAFSA, you receive a number called the EFC (Expected Family Contribution). If you have ever asked any of these questions after seeing this number, then this webinar is for you! 

  • Is the EFC what I will have to pay for college? 

  • Why is my EFC so high? 

  • Why wasn’t my cost of living or my bills taken into account? Not fair! 

  • How does my EFC determine what types of aid I am eligible for? 

Assistant Director of Financial Aid Kaitlyn Goslinga will demystify the calculations that determine your EFC and tell you how financial aid administrators use this figure when putting together your award. 

Prospective students and parents can sign up by clicking here. You'll receive the link to join us on Zoom after you register. Current student? Email for the link to join.


FAFSA Webinar: The FAFSA is a Misfit

Wednesday, Dec. 16 | 6 to 7 p.m. PST

What happens when the questions on the FAFSA don’t represent your family’s situation? 

Which parent needs to be list on the FAFSA in cases of divorce, separation and remarriage? 

How can you report a change in income or unusual expenses your family has incurred? 
Join Assistant Director of Financial Aid Kaitlyn Goslinga to learn more about these situations and the steps you need to take for an additional review of your FAFSA. 

Prospective students and parents can sign up by clicking here. You'll receive the link to join us on Zoom after you register. Current student? Email for the link to join.

Dec. 2, 2020 | FAFSA Webinar: 100 Questions Really?

Assistant Director of Financial Aid Kaitlyn Goslinga breaks down the questions on the FAFSA, discusses how less-obvious information is utilized (like your parent’s age), and provides tips and tricks on how to answer all of the questions correctly.

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Understanding Financial Aid

Reviewing your financial aid offer, comparing federal loans vs. private loans, and all the intricacies of the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the Cost of Attendance (COA) is short work for our financial aid team. No question is too complex or too simple. Contact us and explore your financial options with experts who can help.

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COVID-19 Relief Scholarship

To help ease the significant financial burdens many students and families may be facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pacific’s Board of Regents approved new funding to assist students so that they can focus on pursuing their degree programs.

Additional Financial Aid Offices

Our Sacramento and San Francisco campuses have additional aid packages and requirements for their respective and prospective students. Explore their costs and aid offerings.

San Francisco Campus