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How to Apply for Financial Aid at Pacific University


Academic Life at Pacific UniversityStep One

Apply for admission to Pacific University. When you apply for admission you are automatically considered for a renewable merit scholarship of $6500 to $9000. These scholarships are awarded solely for academic achievement and are not based on financial need.

Step Two

Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1, 2004. While paper FAFSAs are available at high schools and colleges; you may wish to apply on-line to increase accuracy and speed up processing time. Both the FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA can be completed on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Renewal applicants will need to obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) before accessing their information. You may request a PIN on-line at www.pin.ed.gov. Pacific's Federal School Code, which you will need to send your FAFSA information to Pacific, is 003212.

Step Three

Respond as quickly as possible to any requests for information that the Financial Aid Office sends to you. Such information may include photocopies of federal income tax returns, bank statements, and copies of birth certificates, for example.

After you have been admitted and the Financial Aid Office has received and reviewed all needed information, we will send you a financial aid award notification that lists all of the types and amounts of financial aid for which you are eligible.

In addition to applying for financial aid, be sure to research scholarship opportunities. You can begin your search on-line at www.finaid.org. High schools, colleges, employers, churches, and civic organizations are also potential sources of scholarship information.