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Webinar Series for Admitted Students

We know how important understanding financial aid is to your overall Pacific experience, and we'll explain some important concepts, talk about next steps and answer any questions you have about how financial aid at Pacific works.

Apr. 6, 2022: How to Understand and Apply for Student Loans

So you need a student loan?   If you missed this webinar offering last month or even if you are not sure if you plan to borrow, please join us to learn more about federal student and parent loan options.  We will discuss how interest accrues and the flexible repayment plans available. We will also provide 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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Mar. 30, 2022: 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!  If you missed this webinar offering last month, please join us for 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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Mar. 23, 2022: How To Read and Understand Your (digital) Financial Aid Offer Letter

Back in February we reviewed the paper version of our financial aid offer, so we are going to take the opportunity to discuss our digital notice as well that was just sent out!  If you just recently received your letter or would like to review the additional format, please join us as we discuss the various financial aid opportunities available and the costs to plan for compared to your aid offer.  Even if you have not received your aid offer yet, please join us to help prepare you when you receive it.

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Feb. 23, 2022: How To Read and Understand Your Financial Aid Offer Letter

Pull up your financial aid notice and watch an in-depth overview from the top of the letter to the bottom! This webinar begins with helping you understand the various financial aid opportunities available and ends with a discussion of costs to plan for compared to your aid offer. Even if you have not received your aid offer yet, please watch to help prepare you when you receive it.  

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Mar. 2, 2022: 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!  Join this webinar for 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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Mar. 9, 2022: How to Understand and Apply for Student Loans

So you need a student loan?   Even if you are not sure if you plan to borrow, please join us to learn more about federal student and parent loan options including how interest accrues and the flexible repayment plans available. We will also provide 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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Oct. 27, 2021: 2022-23 FAFSA Demo

You have learned all about the questions on the FAFSA, and now you are ready to file! Assistant Director of Financial Aid Kaitlyn Goslinga does live step-by-step demo of the FAFSA so you will be fully prepared to complete it for the next school year. 

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Oct. 20, 2021: The FAFSA is a Misfit

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? 

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

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Oct. 13, 2021: The EFC and Me

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? 

This webinar helps demystify the calculations that determine your EFC and how financial aid administrators use this figure when putting together your aid offer. 

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Oct. 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.

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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!

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