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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Scholarships

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.

Summer Sessions
Paying for Summer Sessions

At Pacific, we offer high-quality summer courses that can expand educational opportunities for our current students, future students, and the local community in a compact, five-week schedule.

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Are you an admitted student or parent with questions about financial aid, or would you just like to learn more? Join us for Financial Aid Wednesdays, where you’ll learn about managing the investment in Pacific, reading and understanding your award letter, loans and other topics that directly apply to admitted students. There also will be a live Q&A during each webinar to get your questions answered. You can register for all webinars here.

How to Read and Understand Your Financial Aid Offer Letter, Continued

April 21 | 6-7 p.m. 

Admitted students, pull up your digital offer letter and join Assistant Director of Financial Aid Kaitlyn Goslinga for an in-depth overview from the top of the letter to the bottom! This webinar will begin with helping you understand what costs to plan for and end with the various financial aid opportunities available to apply toward those costs. Register here.

How to Keep Your Financial Aid

May 5 | 6-7 p.m. 

Now that you have received your financial aid, here is what you need to do to keep it! Join Assistant Director of Financial Aid Kaitlyn Goslinga for a review of our Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy and other scenarios to help you prepare to renew your financial aid from year to year. Register here.

Financial Aid Wednesdays Webinars

April 7, 2021 | How to Manage Your Investment in Pacific

We certainly recognize how important of an investment you are making in your education and ultimately for your future! During this webinar, we give an in-depth review of the financial aid timeline and ways to provide you more flexibility in making tuition payments, including payment plans, additional loan resources, on-campus employment and future scholarship opportunities.

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March 31, 2021 | How to Complete Verification Requirements

If you have received a notice that your file was selected for federal income verification, this webinar is for you!  This discussion includes how applicants are selected, the process and timelines, and potential outcomes. We also provide you with a step-by-step review of how to navigate our Verify my FAFSA portal and submit your documents safely and securely.

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March 24, 2021 | How to Understand and Apply for Student Loans

So, you need a student loan? Assistant Director of Financial Aid Kaitlyn Goslinga talks about federal student and parent loan options, including how interest accrues and the flexible repayment plans available. She provides you with all of the steps needed to have the loan funds applied to your balance. The idea of borrowing student loans can be a bit scary, but we are here to show you how they can be a helpful resource in keeping college costs down! 

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March 3, 2021 | How to Appeal a Change in Your Financial Circumstances

Life can often throw us financial curve balls, and the financial aid team is here to help guide you when your current finances don’t reflect what is listed on the FAFSA. Assistant Director of Financial Aid Kaitlyn Goslinga covers the types of changes to financial aid that can be considered, the process of applying for an appeal and typical documentation requirements.

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March 17, 2021 | How to Read and Understand Your Financial Aid Offer Letter

Assistant Director of Financial Aid Kaitlyn Goslinga gives an in-depth overview from the top of the financial aid offer letter to the bottom! This webinar starts with helping you understand what costs to plan for and ends with the various financial aid opportunities available to apply toward those costs. 

Click here to watch the recording

 

FAFSA Webinars

Dec. 2, 2020 | 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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Dec. 9, 2020 |  The EFC and Me

Assistant Director of Financial Aid Kaitlyn Goslinga demystifies the calculations that determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and tell you how financial aid administrators use this figure when putting together your award.  

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Dec. 16, 2020 | The FAFSA is a Misfit

Assistant Director of Financial Aid Kaitlyn Goslinga talks about various special situations that might apply for students and families, and the steps needed for an additional review of your FAFSA. 

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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

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