Cost & Financial Aid for the Dental Hygiene (BSDH)

Total tuition and fees start at $39,401 for students in the Dental Hygiene Program in 2022-2023. 

The Pacific University Financial Aid Office establishes the Cost of Attendance, which reflects an estimate of what it will cost to attend Pacific for one year. The Cost of Attendance reflects direct costs, such as tuition and fees, as well as estimated indirect costs, such as books, transportation, and monthly living expenses. The Cost of Attendance is used to determine a student's eligibility for need-based financial aid resources. 

Cost of Attendance Information


Apply for Financial Aid

Need-based aid in the form of grants, loans, work-study, and other funding is available to those who demonstrate financial need. Ensure your financial aid eligibility by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and contact your financial aid counselor the Financial Aid Office for more information.

The following sources of financial aid are available to full-time dental health science students, though not all students will receive all types.

Federal Work-Study

These funds allow eligible students to work on campus or in the community. Indicate your interest when filling out the FAFSA application.

Federal Loans

Federal loans are available to United States citizens and eligible noncitizens who are enrolled at least half-time in a degree program at Pacific University. Eligibility is determined by the information you provide on the FAFSA. A Repayment Estimator is available at

Subsidized Federal Direct Loan

Eligibility for the subsidized Federal Direct Loan is based on financial need, as determined by the information submitted on the FAFSA. The loan principal is deferred, and the government pays the interest on the loan while borrowers are enrolled at least half-time.

Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan

The unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan is available to students who file the FAFSA and meet general federal student aid eligibility requirements, regardless of financial need. The loan principal may be deferred, but interest accrues once the loan is disbursed.


Contact Us

Financial Aid Office
503-352-2222 |
Toll-free: 1-877-PAC-UNIV, ext. 2222