Financial Aid

Our goals are to assist prospective and current students with all aspects of the financial aid process, and to help make a Pacific University education as affordable as possible by offering a variety of academic and competitive scholarships, need-based grants, employment opportunities and loans to eligible students.

We hope that you find the information here to be useful. If you have questions or need additional information, please visit our office on the first floor of Marsh Hall in Forest Grove or contact us at or at 503-352-2222. Our fax number is 503-352-2940.


Net Price Calculator

Visit our Net Price Calculator to get an idea of how affordable attending Pacific University can be.


All students interested in receiving federal financial aid need to fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Some FAFSA's are selected for verification, which means that we must verify the information on your FAFSA with supporting documents you provide.  If your FAFSA is selected, we will send you the necessary forms and instructions.  For a quick overview, check out FAFSA Verification Tips (pdf).

More information about the FAFSA and federal aid is available at For tips on completing your FAFSA, watch How to Fill Out the FAFSA.

Federal Loans

For more information on Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans, Grad PLUS loans and Parent PLUS loans, visit

Alternative Loans

Once you and your family have considered Pacific University and federal loan options, you can view and compare Private Loan Options from lenders that have provided private loans to Pacific University students for several years. While these resources will help you and your family make an informed decision about the most appropriate loan for you, please note that you are not required to select a lender on this list.

Pacific University staff members follow the Education Loan Code of Conduct (pdf) in administering education loans.