Financial Aid for Graduate & Professional Students
Pacific University strives to achieve excellence and distinction by investing in exceptional people — and that includes our students.
Eligibility for institutional scholarships and grants is determined by the leadership of each graduate and professional program within the College of Arts & Science, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Health Professions, and the College of Optometry.
Information regarding grant, loan and employment opportunities is available from the Pacific University Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Office determines eligibility for all federal grant, loan and employment programs and provides resources for students interested in borrowing through private and alternative loan programs. The process of financing a graduate education can be challenging; the Financial Aid Office is committed to making the process as manageable as possible.
Graduate students interested in borrowing under the federal loan programs or working under the Federal Work-Study Program must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The 2020-21 FAFSA is available now! To be considered for Federal Work Study for the 2020-21 academic year, the FAFSA must be filed by March 1st, 2020. The 2021-22 FAFSA will open on October 1st, 2020.
We recommend that you print this Guide and refer to it often as you complete the Financial Aid Checklist. The federal StudentAid.gov website will not be updated to accept student loan applications for the 2020-21 academic year until after April 7th, 2020.