Undergraduate Financial Aid Awards

Each year, FPU offers over $8 million in aid to help make our personal approach to a university education affordable. Along with institutional funds, FPU also offers several state and federal grants, as well as public and private scholarships and private and federal loans. We also offer tuition waivers for the immediate family members of FPU employees.

Listed below is a table of the various awards offered at FPU.

FPU INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS & AWARD AMOUNTS
Paragon Scholarship 3.75 GPA, 1300 SAT or 29 ACT, leader in extracurricular, church and community activities. Two awards given. Student must live on campus for a minimum of two years, participate in President's Leadership course and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Award: full tuition
President's Scholarship 3.6 GPA, 1100 SAT or 24 ACT, Christian commitment, academic excellence and leadership potential. New applicants must be incoming freshmen and agree to live on campus for a minimum of two years. Separate application and letter of recommendation are required. Student must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA  and participate in President's Leadership course.
Award: $11,000
Transfer Scholar Award 3.5 GPA, new applicants must be incoming transfers with 12 transferable college units. Student must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and enroll in special coursework.
Award: $8,500
Dean's Scholarship Demonstrated high academic achievement and outstanding effort. New applicants must be incoming freshmen. See the freshman academic scholarship chart for eligibility. Student must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA
Award: $8,500
Transfer Achievement Award 3.0 college GPA, new applicants must be incoming transfers. Student must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Award: $5,500
Faculty Scholarship New applicants must be incoming freshmen. See the freshman academic scholarship chart for eligibility. Student must maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA
Award: $5,500
Transfer Academic Award 2.4 college GPA, new applicants must be incoming transfers. Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Award: $3,000
Founder's Award New applicants must be incoming freshmen. See the freshman academic scholarship chart for eligibility. Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Award: $3,000
Music Scholarship 2.0 GPA, audition. Must agree to continued participation in music at Fresno Pacific University.
Award: amounts vary
Drama Scholarship 2.0 GPA, audition. Must agree to continued participation in drama at Fresno Pacific University.
Award: amounts vary
Faculty Scholarship 3.3 GPA upon entering FPU for incoming freshmen. 3.0 GPA for incoming transfer students.
Award: $5,500
Athletics Scholarship Men's and women's basketball, men's and women's track and cross country, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's tennis, men's baseball, women's volleyball and men's and women's water polo. Minimum 2.0 GPA, tryout with coach and continued participation in intercollegiate athletics.
Award: amounts vary
Church Match Scholarship FPU will match 2:1 the amount provided by your church up to $500/semester for churches belonging to the Pacific District of Mennonite Brethren Churches. FPU will match 1:1 up to $250/semester for churches not belonging to the Pacific District.*

*Church Match Policy

STATE & FEDERAL GRANTS
GRANT REQUIREMENTS & AMOUNTS
Cal Grant California resident for at least a full year prior to March 2nd deadline. GPA verification and Cal grant request form submitted by March 2nd. For more information, visit the CSAC website.
Amount: up to $11,259
Federal Pell Grant Based on financial need. For more information, click here.
Amount: up to $5,550
Federal SEOG Based on financial need. Priority given to applicants qualifying for Federal Pell Grants. For more information, click here.
Amount: up to $1,500
FEDERAL LOANS & WORKSTUDY
LOAN REQUIREMENTS & AMOUNTS
Direct Loan Eligibility for the subsidized Direct Loan is based on financial need and features deferment of principal and interest charges while enrolled at least half-time. As an additional alternative, the unsubsidized Direct Loan is for independent students and dependent students who do not qualify for the maximum subsidized version. Eligibility for the unsubsidized Direct Loan is not based on financial need. Click here for more information.
Amount: up to $7,500
PLUS Loan Direct PLUS Loans are available to parents of dependent undergraduate students. Parents may borrow up to the cost of education minus financial aid per academic year. The interest rate is variable with a cap of 9 percent. The borrower is generally allowed up to 10 years to repay the loan with a minimum $600 annual repayment. Click here for more information.
Amount: up to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid
Perkins Loan Eligibility based on financial need. Click here for more information.
Amount: up to $4,000
Federal Work Study Employment program based on financial need. Click here for a work study Q&A.
Amount: amounts vary

There are many scholarship programs other than those listed above available to students at FPU. We encourage prospective and returning students to apply to as many scholarship programs as possible to build their financial aid package. FastWEB is an Internet-based, free financial aid search service which matches individual students to over 400,000 scholarships totaling over $1 billion in aid.

In addition, we maintain a list of other outside scholarships for which you may apply. Please visit the outside scholarships section of the website to view the list. You may also search the scholarships kiosk at our office in McDonald Hall.