Tuition Remission, Exchange and Graduate Tuition Assistance

As an institution of higher education, we believe in the value of education. Through our tuition assistance programs, we provide opportunities for our employees and their dependents to learn and grow personally and professionally. 

Pacific University offers three tuition opportunities for our employees and dependents: Undergraduate Tuition Remission, Undergraduate Tuition Exchange, Graduate Tuition Assistance

Undergraduate Tuition Remission

Undergraduate Tuition Remission Benefits

Through undergraduate tuition remission, 100% of tuition is waived for classes at Pacific University.

  • This does not include fees, room and board, books, insurance, private lessons, etc.

Undergraduate Tuition Remission Programs

Undergraduate Tuition Remission is available for the following programs:

Forest Grove Undergraduate Programs

College of Health Professions Programs

Eligibility

Tier I and Tier II benefit-eligible employees are eligible after one year of continuous employment at Pacific University. For employees who gain eligibility after the first day of classes for the current semester, eligibility will begin for the next semester. Eligible individuals include:

  • Employee
  • Employee's spouse/domestic partner
  • Employee's dependent children
    • Under age of 24
    • Claimed as dependent on most recent IRS Income Tax Return or in divorce decree
    • Only for first bachelor's degree 

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Undergraduate Tuition Exchange

Undergraduate Tuition Exchange Benefits

With tuition exchange, a percentage of tuition is waived at a participating school in the form of a scholarship.

  • Tuition exchange scholarships are competitive, and eligible applicants are not guaranteed a scholarship at participating schools.
  • Tuition exchange does not include fees, study abroad, travel, room and board, books, insurance, private lessons, etc.

Undergraduate Tuition Exchange Eligibility

Tier I and Tier II benefit-eligible employees are eligible after one year of continuous employment. Applicant must be employee's dependent children:

  • Under the age of 24
  • Claimed as a dependent on most recent IRS Income Tax Return or in divorce decree
  • Seeking first bachelor's degree only

Undergraduate Tuition Exchange Resources

Understanding the Award Process
Admissions Terms
School Search

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Graduate Tuition Assistance

Graduate Tuition Assistance Benefits

Graduate Tuition Assistance is available to employees seeking a Pacific degree. Tuition assistance may not exceed the value set annually by the IRS per calendar year as tax exempt (see: Employer-provided educational assistance). Read the full Pacific University policy.

  • Graduate Tuition Assistance does not include fees, books, insurance, private lessons, etc.

Graduate Tuition Assistance Programs

Graduate Tuition Assistance is available for the following Pacific University academic programs:

College of Arts & Sciences

College of Business

College of Education

College of Health Professions

College of Optometry

Graduate Tuition Assistance Eligibility

Tier I and Tier II benefit-eligible employees are eligible after one year of continuous employment. For employees who gain eligibility after the first day of classes for the current semester, eligibility will begin for the next semester. Individuals must:

  • Be an employee of Pacific University
  • Be admitted and matriculated into a degree or certificate program before receiving this benefit
  • Maintain the program standard for academic good standing

Apply for Graduate Tuition Assistance