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.

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.

Understanding Your Bill

The Student Accounts Office aids you in understanding your financial obligations to Pacific with the patience and effective communication. We are here to help you with your questions regarding your student account, from financial aid and scholarship disbursements to breaking down the charges on your electronic bill.

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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.

Fall 2021 FAFSA Webinar Series

Fall 2021 Financial Aid Webinar Series

If you have ever found yourself flustered by completing the FAFSA, or you are brand new to the financial aid process, our Fall 2021 webinar series is for you! 

Join us during October to fully prepare to file the 2022-23 FAFSA, which will be available beginning Oct. 1. Learn more about how your answers to the questions determine your aid eligibility, what the EFC is and what it means for you, what happens when the details you must submit do not match your family’s current income circumstances. A step-by-step review of the FAFSA to prepare you to submit yours successfully.

You can register for all of our webinars here.

 

The EFC and Me
October 13, 2021 | 6 p.m. PST

You have completed your FAFSA, and you are provided with a number called the EFC (Expected Family Contribution).  After looking at that number, if you have ever asked any of these questions, then this session 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? 

Join us for this webinar that will help to demystify the calculations that determine your EFC and how financial aid administrators use this figure when putting together your aid offer. 

 

The FAFSA is a Misfit
October 20, 2021 | 6 p.m. PST

What happens when the questions on the FAFSA do not represent what is going on in your family? 

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 us to learn more about these situations and the steps you need to take for additional consideration. 

 

2022-23 FAFSA Demo
October 27, 2021 | 6 p.m. PST

You have learned all about the questions on the FAFSA over the last few weeks, and now you are ready to file!  Please join this session for a live demo of the FAFSA application step-by-step so you will be fully prepared to complete it for the next school year. 

We have a lot of financial aid information and resources to share with current Pacific students, too!

Join us during October to fully prepare to file the 2022-23 FAFSA, which will be available beginning Oct. 1. Learn more about how your answers to the questions determine your aid eligibility, what the EFC is and what it means for you, what happens when the details you must submit do not match your family’s current income circumstances. A step-by-step review of the FAFSA to prepare you to submit yours successfully.

You can register for all of the webinars via the Zoom links below.

 

The EFC and Me
October 13, 2021 | 6 p.m. PST

You have completed your FAFSA, and you are provided with a number called the EFC (Expected Family Contribution).  After looking at that number, if you have ever asked any of these questions, then this session 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? 

Join us for this webinar that will help to demystify the calculations that determine your EFC and how financial aid administrators use this figure when putting together your aid offer. 

Register via Zoom here.

 

The FAFSA is a Misfit
October 20, 2021 | 6 p.m. PST

What happens when the questions on the FAFSA do not represent what is going on in your family? 

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 us to learn more about these situations and the steps you need to take for additional consideration. Register via Zoom here.

 

2022-23 FAFSA Demo
October 27, 2021 | 6 p.m. PST

You have learned all about the questions on the FAFSA over the last few weeks, and now you are ready to file!  Please join this session for a live demo of the FAFSA application step-by-step so you will be fully prepared to complete it for the next school year. Register via Zoom here.

October 6, 2021: 100 Questions - Really?

Ever wondered why there are so many questions on the FAFSA? This session provides you a breakdown of the questions, discusses how less-obvious information is utilized (like your parent’s age), and gives you tips and tricks on answering all of the questions correctly.

Watch the recording

Sept. 29, 2021: FAFSA Myths and Misconceptions

Assistant Director of Financial Aid Kaitlyn Goslinga presents a quick, 30-minute session to bust the top 5 FAFSA myths. If you are hesitant about applying or want to learn more about the FAFSA, listen in!

Watch the recording

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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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