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Pacific's Net Price Calculator can provide helpful information as you explore how to plan and pay for your college education.  The calculator is designed to give prospective freshmen students an early estimate of how much and what types of financial aid you might qualify for if you were a college freshman attending school full-time in the academic year indicated.  You can create "what if" scenarios based on expected family income and anticipated expenses, and start to plan and save now.  It is a tool which we hope will give you an estimate of options and opportunities so you can make more informed decisions about your college choices.  However, it is only as powerful as the information you provide.

Using the net price calculator, your information will generate an estimate of the financial aid package awarded to students with similar characteristics.  Yet, every student and family is unique, and Pacific conducts individual evaluations of each student's record to allocate the appropriate financial aid award.

While Pacific has many forms of financial aid available to its students, we expect you and your family to invest your resources along with ours.  Many Pacific students receive financial assistance from the university, but many also have to make sacrifices and take on student and/or parent loans to help make this top-quality education affordable. 

When comparing net price calculations from different colleges and universities, remember that each institution has different resources and financial aid policies, so your "net price" will vary from institution to institution.  Also, special circumstances, such as estimated year income due to job loss or reduction, are consideredy by financial aid offices on a case-by-case basis.  If your situation is unusual in any way, we recommend you contact the financial aid office at all of the colleges and universities to which you are admitted.

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    How does it work? The calculator uses your academic, family, and financial information to estimate the amount of grants, scholarships and other financial aid that is likely to be available to you. Your "net price" is the difference between that amount and the current year's cost of attendance at Pacific.  Check out our Financial Aid homepage to get more information regarding financial aid at Pacific.

As you use the calculator, please remember:

  • This tool is intended for prospective freshmen students only.
  • Calculations are based on the parameters for a freshman who entered Pacific in fall 2013.
  • The results will only be as reliable as the data you provide.
  • You will need to answer some basic questions about your parents' financial situation so it might be helpful to have recent tax forms or pay stubs on hand before you begin.
  • Completing the calculator should take no more than 20 minutes of your time.
  • The net price calculator will only give you an estimate of your net price and financial aid eligibility. This is not a commitment for financial aid and does not guarantee any financial aid will be provided by the university. The financial aid office has the final word on your financial aid award, after collecting official forms and tax information from you and your family.
  • You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1 of the year you plan to attend college.
  • This is not an application for admission or financial aid.

 

 

 

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