Tuition and Fees

Best value | Pacific University prides itself on being competitive in the marketplace and is consistently rated a best value institution in the West. A student will normally take a course load ranging from 12 to 18 credits. With this in mind, Pacific University has tailored its tuition to a flat rate for students who take a credit load within that range. Following are the costs associated with a Pacific education.

Tuition for the 2019 - 2020 academic year


Tuition is split into equal amounts of $22,672 for the Fall Semester and $22,672 for Spring Semester. If you determine you will take fewer than 12 credits in a given semester, you will be billed $1,879 for each credit hour you take.

If you opt to register for more than 18 credits in a semester, you will be charged the flat rate of $45,344 plus an overload charge of $1,879 for each additional credit hour. Keep in mind that an overload will only be allowed with approval from your advisor and the Dean.

To audit a class, tuition is calculated on a per credit hour rate of $450.

Summer Session is optional for students. Tuition is calculated on a per credit hour rate of $500.


A variety of rooms are available for students on campus. New students are assigned into a double room based on their advisor and freshmen seminar class assignment. This grouping creates a unique bond between students and their classmates. Room change requests must be submitted in writing to the Housing Office to be approved by the Housing Committee.

At the end of Spring Semester, a housing lottery is held for room selection for the upcoming academic year. For a $100 non-refundable fee, students can choose the room of their choice or one that is available through the housing lottery. This fee will be credited for 2020 Fall charges.

See the types of rooms and rates on the Housing Office website.


Meal plan options and rates are found on the Housing Office website.

Mandatory Fees

In addition to tuition costs, these fees are associated with your program and help provide a variety of resources to benefit you and your education.

Student Government | $270

The student government fee is used to fund a number of student groups on campus. Student government also provides a wide range of activities and support during the year ranging from Wednesday night movies and live music at lunch to chess and pre-professional organizations. This fee is evenly split into $135 for Fall Term and $135 for Spring Term.

Health Service | $282

The health service fee covers student usage of the Student Health Center on campus. The Center is fully staffed and directed by a registered nurse and is able to provide a variety of inoculations and general exams for students. Medical aid is also offered for routine colds and flu. The Center’s counseling staff offers trained counselors for students to speak with. This fee is $141 for Fall Term and $141 for Spring Term.

New Student Orientation Fee | $100

Transfer Student Orientation Fee | $65

This fee supports Orientation services, materials and staffing provided to all incoming undergraduate students before the Fall Semester begins.

Recreation Fee | $86

The recreation fee helps to maintain a top-notch athletic facility on campus for students of all athletic levels and abilities to enjoy. This fee is $43 for Fall Term and $43 for Spring Term.

Technology Fee | $420

The technology fee provides each student with an email account, Internet access, access to multiple PC and Macintosh computer labs on campus and online access to individual student information including class registration, financial aid and his/her student account. The fee is $210 for Fall Term, $210 for Spring Term and $50 for Summer Term (if enrolled in summer).

Medical Insurance | $2,540

A student enrolled in three credit hours (except Psychology Graduate students taking one (1) or more credit hours) is also automatically billed for student medical insurance. If you are already covered by a health insurance program, a waiver must be completed online by the due date. A waiver must be filled out each school year. Deadlines are indicated on the insurance company's website. Premiums will not be refunded for waivers submitted more than 30 days past the due date.

General Deposit | $100

This is a deposit kept by the university. Within a reasonable amount of time after leaving the institution, the student will receive the full deposit back unless outstanding charges exist.