More Important Info

To help you prepare for your move to Pacific, on this page you will find information and resources on topics such as:

Housing

Financial Aid

Computer Specs

Health Insurance

Student Mentoring

Housing

Pacific University School of Pharmacy students are responsible for finding their own housing while attending the program. Please keep in mind that the following are suggested resources to help assist in your housing search. The Pacific University School of Pharmacy is not associated with any apartment complexes or search engines, therefore, cannot guarantee quality.

Now that you are accepted, where will you live? Please visit Pacific's e-classifieds for apartments and houses available for rent. There may not be a significant amount of postings on this website now, but it will increase as the summer approaches. By placing a post on e-classifieds, you have an opportunity to possibly room with other graduate and professional students. I encourage you to consider rooming with a student from another program (PT, OT, DHS, Psychology, PA or Audiology) to help maintain a positive school and life balance. You will regularly work and interact with your fellow pharmacy students, so it might be helpful to have a break from pharmacy in your living situation.

Other resources for finding apartments/houses are the following websites and newspapers. The Hillsboro Argus and the Forest Grove News/Times are the local newspapers.

A recommendation when looking at apartments and their distance to/from the HPC. Plug the apartment address into the Trip Planner on the TriMet page to see if the MAX light rail is accessible from the apartment complex. The HPC address is 222 SE 8th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97123.

Resources:


Financial Aid

Remember, if you have not completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), do so IMMEDIATELY. A reminder: our school code is 003212 and have the results sent to Pacific University. For details, please see FAFSA.

If you have completed a FAFSA already, you will be sent a Financial Aid Packet through regular mail sometime in mid-April, into May. Be sure to send your signed award letter back to the Financial Aid office once you have determined the amount of financial aid you are accepting. The checklist that will be with the award letter will tell you where to apply for loans and the general process of setting up your financial aid. If you have specific questions about financial aid, please contact:

Dianna Hall

Associate Director/ Graduate Health Professions
Telephone 503.352.2863
Email hall4524@pacificu.edu

 

 

 


Computer Specs

You are required to have a laptop in the Pharmacy program. Here are the specs and minimum requirements for the College of Health Professions along with Q&A from University Information Services (UIS).


Health Insurance

Everyone MUST have health coverage while attending school at Pacific University. This is automatically billed to your student account. If you wish to opt out of Pacific's health coverage plan, you must submit a waiver form no later than Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Health insurance is a necessary requirement for the clinical component of your pharmacy education. The Business Office at Pacific University will be sending out a packet of forms this summer which will include information regarding student insurance.

http://www.academichealthplans.com/pacificu/


Student Mentoring

The SOP Student Senate has developed a very successful mentoring program to link incoming P1 students with current P2 students over the summer. Get tips on where to live, where to shop, clothes to bring, and anything else! More information will be added here and/or emailed directly to you closer to May.