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 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 federal tax forms, while for independent students only spouse's and personal forms 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. All students that are including short term and weekend courses in their financial aid must complete a DC Short Term Financial Aid Application.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 degree completion students must have a Financial Plan on file with the Student Financial Services Office.