Applying for Financial Aid

The financial aid process can seem overwhelming, so we've made it easy for you to see exactly what you need to do to apply for financial aid at FPU:

  1. All financial aid applicants must be accepted for admission to a degree, certificate or credential program at Fresno Pacific University as a precondition for financial aid eligibility.
  2. Some applicants are required to submit appropriate year federal tax forms. For dependent students, this includes both parents and personal tax transcripts obtained from IRS, while for independent students only spouse's and personal tax transcripts are required. Original evaluation of aid eligibility will be based on the information provided on the FAFSA. If requested, please submit all tax forms, including W-2s, to the Student Financial Services Office.
  3. Students who were eligible for a Cal Grant while completing their bachelor's degree may be eligible to receive an additional year of Cal Grant funding while completing a teaching credential. Please contact your financial aid counselor for more information.
  4. Students will receive a Financial Aid Offer Letter after application requirements have been completed. The offer letter will list the type and amount of assistance for which you are eligible. The offer letter is an estimate of funding and is contingent upon final notification from funding sources and verification of the information reported on the FAFSA.