Tuition & Financial Aid | Gerontology

Estimated Costs

The tuition cost for the 2016-2017 academic year were $788 per credit. Tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year is subject to change.

Term Tuiition
Fall, first semester 6 credits $4,728
Spring, second semester 6 credits $4,728
Fall, final semester 6 credits $4,728
Total 18 credits $14,184

Financial Aid

FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Filling out the FAFSA online allows you to get your Student Aid Report (SAR) sooner than with the paper application and your FAFSA will be more accurate, since the online form has built-in edit checks to catch simple errors.

It is very important that you submit this form to the federal government as soon as possible after Oct. 1.

Be sure to have a copy sent to Pacific University (Federal School Code 003212).

Do not wait to be accepted into the program to apply for financial aid and do not wait until you have filed your income tax returns with the IRS. You should either estimate your income — you will have a chance to correct errors later — or complete your tax return early. If you wait, it will delay processing.

Other Loan Resources

Alternative Loans

These are loans offered by lenders and institutions for educational expenses. These loans are not guaranteed student loans. Lenders and institutions have varying credit approval criteria that must be met by loan applicants. These loans have a variable interest rate.

Federal Graduate Loans

The maximum yearly amount of Direct Unsubsidized loan for a Gerontology student is $20,500 a year. For the 2016-2017 Academic Year, the Gerontology total tuition is $13,752.

If you have any questions about financial aid, budgeting, repayment or other education-related financial concerns, please contact:

Financial Aid Office
503-352-2222 or 877-PAC-UNIV ext. 2222 |