About Grants

Most university aid is awarded on the basis of academic achievement or performance, and/or financial need. University of the Pacific Grants (UOP Grant) amounts vary and are awarded to entering first-year students who demonstrate financial need.

Federal Pell Grant

Federal grants are offered to students who demonstrate high financial need. In the 2020-2021 academic year, Pell Grants range from $639 to $6,345.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal FSEOG program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Eligible undergraduate Pacific students who are Pell Grant recipients are typically awarded grants of $1,000 per year.

Cal Grants

Cal Grants are need-based grants for low-income and middle-income students who are California residents and attend California colleges and universities. Cal Grants provides up to $9,084 per school year for tuition and fees.

Success Grants

The U.S. Department of Education and University of the Pacific's Office of Financial Aid have provided funds for a limited number of grants for qualified students in SUCCESS. These grants are designed for SUCCESS students who are current PELL grant recipients to help them meet any unmet financial need (as determined by the Office of Financial Aid).

Yellow Ribbon Program

Selected students will receive university grant and/or scholarship funds to pay up to 50% of tuition charges.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pell Grants stay in "offered" status until approximately the first week of school. At that time, the Financial Aid Office will change the status to "accept" if the student is registered, all Financial Aid requirements are complete, and classes have begun.

In order to maintain aid, students must reapply every year to renew their financial aid amount. Your aid amount will not change unless there are significant financial changes in your household and you no longer fit the eligibility requirements for Federal, State, and Institutional financial aid.

Any automatic increases in aid will be in the form of a Federal Loan. Federal Loan eligibility increases along with your class standing.

In order to renew merit scholarships, you must meet the minimum enrollment and GPA criteria. Should your merit award be revoked, you may have part of your scholarship replaced be a need-based grant. Your replacement grant will be noted on your award letter.

The Office of Financial Aid will send an email to your u.pacific.edu email address.

To find out, please file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have your FAFSA information sent to Pacific. Pacific's FAFSA school code is 001329. Many scholarship winners who apply for financial aid find they qualify for aid in addition to their academic awards.

No. However, annually you must meet California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) income and asset guidelines to remain eligible for the Cal Grant.

A change in your residential situation may affect your cost of attendance and, subsequently, your financial aid package. Contact the counseling staff in the Office of Financial Aid; they can help you determine any changes in your aid eligibility.