Financial Aid

CARES Act Reporting Update

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities that receive funding under the CARES Act to post a report on their website that provides the status of the seven regulatory requirements listed below.

The information below is current as of May 19, 2020 and is scheduled to be updated approximately every six weeks.

  U.S. Department of Education Regulatory Requirement University of the Pacific Status
1 An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. University of the Pacific acknowledges that the institution signed and returned the Certification to the Department on April 20, 2020. The university intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
2 The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The Department announced that University of the Pacific is eligible for $2,582,435 to be used to make individual awards to students for their emergency expenses that resulted from campus disruption that occurred after March 27, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
3 The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter). Eligible students can apply for CARES Act funds via an online application. Students are also required to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To date the university has not made any awards as the application is still open (the deadline is May 31, 2020).
4 The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. The university estimates that approximately 4,500 currently enrolled students submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA and are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These students as well as any additional students who submit a 2020-2021 FAFSA and who submit an application attesting to eligible emergency expenses may be eligible to receive CARES Act funding.
5 The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. Eligible students can apply for CARES Act funds via an online application. Students are also required to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To date the university has not made any awards as the application is still open (the deadline is May 31, 2020).
6 The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. After the priority deadline, applications will be reviewed to confirm eligibility and to determine the amount individual students will receive. Eligibility for the CARES Act Emergency Grant for matriculated undergraduate, graduate and professional students will be based on the total amount of emergency expenses submitted, the number of applications the university receives and available funding. If funding remains available after all on-time applicants have been awarded, late applications will be considered.
7 Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants. The university provided guidance and directions to students about the application process and eligibility criteria published in the above FAQ and emails that were sent to both their Pacific.edu and FAFSA email addresses.