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 program at Fresno Pacific University as a precondition for financial aid eligibility.
  2. California residents should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a GPA Verification Form in order to be considered for the Cal Grant program. Completed applications must be sent before the March 2 deadline. Non-California residents, although ineligible for the Cal Grant program, should submit the FAFSA to apply for other types of aid.
  3. Some applicants are required to submit appropriate year federal tax forms. For dependent students, this includes both parents' and personal tax transcripts, 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 to the Student Financial Services Office.
  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.
  5. Once the Financial Aid Offer Letter is processed a Financial Plan will be mailed to the student. The Financial Plan outlines how the student is going to pay for their education--whether that is through financial aid, payments or a combination of both. All undergraduate students must have a Financial Plan on file with the Student Financial Services Office.

After you receive your Financial Aid Offer Letter, students must submit ALL additional requested forms --accurately and completed--to the Student Financial Services Office no later than June 1st or your financial aid may not be posted to your account by the time the fall semester begins.

Students who wish to apply for financial aid for the summer term should contact their financial aid counselor as soon as possible to discuss funding options.