Financial Aid
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Welcome to the Pacific family! University of the Pacific is committed to making your student’s education as affordable as possible. The Office of Financial Aid is here to help both you and your student through the process.

We appreciate parent involvement, but like many other aspects of the university experience - college is intended for personal development and we strongly encourage the student to be actively involved in the financial aid process. We ask that both you and your student partner together and to communicate regularly when emails and notices are received, as correspondence regarding financial aid will be emailed directly to the student’s u.pacific email account. Your student will need their PacificNet ID and password credentials to login and view or accept their award.

Further, the Office of Financial Aid is limited by federal privacy laws in the information that can be released to anyone other than the student, including parents. Students who wish for their parents to have access to their financial aid information will need to sign a disclosure.

Please have your student’s ID number or social security number ready before calling the Office of Financial Aid.

Payment Plans

Families may elect to enroll in an installment plan payment option, rather than paying the balance in full by the due date of the current term. A $25 or $75 non-refundable payment plan fee will be assessed each semester, depending on the plan selected, with a down payment of the balance due in the first month. For each term there are five, four, or three monthly payments. These payments can begin as early as June and December for the fall and spring semesters, respectively.

Please call the Student Accounts Office at 209.946.2517 or visit for more information or instructions on enrolling in the plan.

Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students

Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students, also known as PLUS loans, are available to parents of dependent students. This loan allows eligible parents to borrow the cost of each student’s education minus other assistance the student receives while he or she is enrolled at least half-time.