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Office of Financial Aid
Knoles Hall, 1st Floor
Mailing Address:
University of the Pacific
Office of Financial Aid
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211

Financial Aid Important Dates 

Pacific's school code for
the FAFSA is:


Benerd College
For Degree and Credentialing: 209.946.2683 For Professional Development: 209.946.2424 For Sacramento Programs: 916.340.6155

3601 Pacific Ave. Stockton, CA 95211
3200 Fifth Ave. Sacramento, CA 95817

Funding for Education

At Benerd we work hard to make sure that every student admitted to our program has access to the full array of loans, grants, and scholarships. Don't let concern over finances keep you from enjoying the benefits of a Pacific education. Pacific is committed to making your education affordable. In fact, nearly 83.9% of students at the University of the Pacific are receiving Financial Aid, averaging more than $26,000. Benerd School of Education offers generous scholarship programs to most students, which reduces tuition by up to 33%.


Benerd Tuition Discount - (formerly Project Teach) 
This tuition discount program is a unique Pacific tuition reduction program in the School of Education that is provided automatically to all graduate students enrolled in a Benerd program. The discount provides a 31% reduction from the standard Pacific graduate tuition rate.

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education Endowed Scholarships
The Gladys L. Benerd School of Education is privileged to award more than 40 different scholarships to deserving and meritorious students each year. Behind each scholarship is a unique and individual story. Often these scholarships represent a family or organization's wish to honor the legacy of a colleague's work, the life of a loved one, or their own wish to contribute in a meaningful way to their community. Regardless of the motivation of the donor, the Benerd School could not continue its work of preparing future education professionals without the commitment and generosity of our donors.

Apply for 2019-20 Scholarships in the Benerd School of Education

  1. Go to the university-wide scholarship application page
  2. In the upper right corner, sign in using your PacificNet ID and password 
  3. Complete both the General Application and the Benerd Application
  4. From the Recommended Opportunities page you can then choose 'Apply' for each scholarship you are eligible for based on your responses 
  5. If necessary, prepare any supplemental materials required by the individual scholarships

Cal Grant Eligibility
Students in MA + Credential programs may be eligible for an additional year of Cal Grant eligibility, by submitting the Request for Cal Grant Teaching Credential Program Benefits Form

Graduate Assistantships
The primary purpose of a Graduate Assistantship is to help talented graduate students engage in a full-time graduate study for at least a year or two in their Master's, Educational Specialist (Ed.S.), or Doctoral degree programs. 
Loan Forgiveness Programs for Teachers
Teacher loan forgiveness this program is for Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans, and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan. Teacher cancellation this type of aid is for Federal Perkins Loans.
Educator's Impact Fund - 
Funds are limited and awards will be considered in the order in which complete applications are received. For your proposal to be considered it must be submitted by the deadline
Merit Scholarships
Student are automatically considered for these scholarships upon being admitted
Powell Scholarships
The Powell Scholarship is the University's premier academic merit award and is designed to cultivate future leaders through mentoring, instruction, and service.
Community Involvement Program (CIP) 
This scholarship program provides access and opportunity for local area students with a demonstrated history of community involvement and concern. For high school student and transfer students 
The Yellow Ribbon Program 
Pacific is also a Yellow Ribbon institution, which means that the university provides additional funding for a specific number of eligible veterans each year. Pacific also provides a 50% match for the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. Click here to learn more about financial aid at the University of the Pacific 



California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)
Commission Programs
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship (for Minority Students) internship for all students 

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