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 grants are offered to students who demonstrate high financial need. In the 2019-2020 academic year, Pell Grants range from $650 to $6,195.
The Federal FSEOG program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Eligible Pacific students
are typically awarded grants between $250 and $600 per year.
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.
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
Selected students will receive university grant and/or scholarship funds to pay up
to 50% of tuition charges.
The Pacific Fund Grants Program is a direct result of the generous annual support
from alumni, parents, employees, students and friends.
Every gift to the Pacific Fund goes toward student access and academic innovation.
Undergraduate scholarships, study abroad, faculty research and service-learning are
just some of the ways that supporting the Pacific Fund directly impacts the university.
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
The Office of Financial Aid will send an email to your u.pacific.edu 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.