Financial Aid | College of Education

The financial aid program at Pacific University is designed to help students meet their educational expenses. 

All students should apply for financial assistance to attend Pacific University. Admission will be granted without regard to financial status. A prospective student does not have to be admitted to apply for financial aid.

While the primary responsibility for meeting educational expenses belongs to the student and family, Pacific considers itself a partner in that process. We understand a family's financial strength may not be sufficient to meet expenses. Pacific has a strong commitment to a financial aid program based on need as well as academic performance. Financial aid is also governed by annual availability of resources.

Financial need is the difference between a student's total educational expenses and the resources the student and parents of dependent students have to meet those expenses. The amount of a student's financial need is determined by information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students whose FAFSA is submitted by Feb. 15 will receive priority in the allocation of available funds.

Financial aid offers are made to admitted students through an award letter, with the amount of the award (except work-study funds) credited to the student's account at the beginning of each semester. Information regarding payment of fees is available from the Business Office.

The university encourages all financial aid applicants to seek assistance from other sources and to search for scholarships online in order to supplement their total aid package.

All resources must be taken into account in determining financial need so any outside scholarship and grant awards must be reported to the Financial Aid Office and may result in a revision of the student's award.

Additional information is available from the Financial Aid Office at:

503-352-2222 | toll-free at 1-877-722-8648, Ext. 2222.
financialaid@pacificu.edu

Application Procedures

  1. All students applying for financial aid should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1, listing Pacific University (Federal School Code 003212) as one of the schools that can receive the information. The FAFSA or renewal application can be submitted online or obtained through the university's Financial Aid Office (or from any secondary or post-secondary school).
  2. Apply for admission. Admission requires a separate application.
  3. Students continuing their education at Pacific must complete the FAFSA each year as soon after January 1 as possible.