Student Accounts

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This web page is intended to help you understand who we are and what we do for you. The Student Accounts Office bills and collects tuition, residential and non-residential fees, additional lodging, and other institutional related charges.

It is the mission of the Student Accounts Office at Pacifica Graduate Institute to provide support and assistance for students in meeting these financial obligations while pursuing their education. Our office is located at the Lambert Campus, in the Guest House.

Here are some things we'd like you to know:

  • If you have questions, do not be afraid to ask.
  • Students are responsible for knowing when payments are due as well as understanding Pacifica's payment and refund policies.
  • You may access your student account information and make online payments 24/7 through your my.pacifica.edu account.
  • We send official communication to students via e-mail at your my.pacifica.edu email address.
  • Always read your my.pacifica.edu e-mails.

If you have questions, please e-mail David Camarillo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mary Haney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Best wishes to you as you continue on your educational journey!

Tuition and Fees - Review the annual tuition and residential/non-residential fees along with a quarterly break down of 2013-2014 Tuition and Fee charges.

2014-2015 Tuition and Fee Payment Schedule

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Dissertation Fees

Enrolled in PhD Program 2006-2007 $21,430.00 1/9th billed each quarter for 9 quarters
Enrolled in PhD Program 2007-2008 $22,395.00 1/9th billed each quarter for 9 quarters
Enrolled in PhD Program 2008-2009 $23,400.00 1/9th billed each quarter for 9 quarters
Enrolled in PhD Program 2009-2010 $24,100.00 1/9th billed each quarter for 9 quarters
Enrolled in PhD Program 2010-2011 $25,015.00 1/9th billed each quarter for 9 quarters
Enrolled in PhD Program 2011-2012 $25,965.00 1/9th billed each quarter for 9 quarters
Annual Dissertation Extension this 2011-2012 $11,700.00 25% of This Fee is Billed Quarterly
Annual Dissertation Extension this 2012-2013 $12,050.00 25% of This Fee is Billed Quarterly
Annual Dissertation Extension this 2012-2013 $12,507.50 25% of This Fee is Billed Quarterly

Thesis Fee

Enrolled in Counseling Program 2011-2012 $1,800.00 50% billed in two consecutive quarters
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2013-2014 Additional lodging and miscellaneous fees

Additional Lodging Charges    
Lambert/Best Western- In-Session Room Charge, Single $ 40.00 Per In-Session Night
Lambert/Best Western- Additional Night Charge, Single $129.00 Per Additional Night
Lambert/Best Western- Additional Night Charge, Shared $ 95.70 Per Additional Night
Lambert/Best Western-Courtyard Charge $ 25.00 Per Night Stayed
Ladera - Residential Building Additional Night Charge $ 87.00 Per Additional Night**
Ladera - Administrative Building, Shared $ 66.00 Per Additional Night**
Ladera - Administrative Building, Single $132.00 Per Additional Night**
Ladera - Administrative Building, Single, In-session $ 40.00 Per In-Session Night
Ladera - Suite, Shared Rate $ 76.50 Per Additional Night**
Ladera - Suite, Single Rate $153.00 Per Additional Night**
Ladera - Suite, Single Rate, In-Session $68.00 Per In-Session Night
Breakfast - Student or Guest $ 13.00  
Lunch - Student or Guest $ 19.00  
Dinner - Student or Guest $ 23.00  
Plus **10% SB county occupancy use tax for lodging
Miscellaneous items    
Late Registration Fee $ 75.00  
Late Payment Fee $100.00  
Transfer Between Programs Fee $500.00  
Internship Only Enrollment-PhD in Clinical Program $300.00 Per Quarter
Internship Only Enrollment-PsyD in Clinical Program $999.00 Per Quarter
Academic Tutorial - One Calendar Month $150.00  
Extended Tutorial - Three Calendar Months $300.00  
Writing Assistance Practicum $300.00  
Comp Exam Re-take, Per Question $100.00  
Leave of Absence $100.00  
Dissertation Processing Fee Varies Actual Cost
Inter Library Loan - per book or article $3.50  
Library Shipping - First item $5.50  
Additional items shipped $0.50  
Library Fines for Overdue Materials $0.35 Per Day
Library Fines for Overdue Materials - ILLs $1.00 Per Day
Library-Psychological Assessment Tools Varies Contact Library
Library Item Replacement - Overdue over 6 months $65.00  
Library Item Replacement - Lost Items Varies depending on item  
Photocopies $0.05 Per Page
Postage or Shipping Varies Actual Cost
Transcript $4.00 Per Copy
Student ID replacement Fee $10.00  
Returned Check Fee $50.00  
Graduation Hood $45.00  
Campus Parking Violation $75.00  
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Payments and Payment Schedules

Pacifica's annual tuition and fees are billed quarterly. Tuition and residential/non-residential fees are due 14 days prior to the first day of class for each quarter for all continually enrolled students. All other fees, such as additional lodging, library fines and late fees, are due before the end of the month in which the billing was received. To ensure continued enrollment in a program, students must pay their student account balance on a timely basis, which keeps them in 'good financial standing'.

Quarterly Tuition and fees, not covered by Financial Aid funds, must be paid in full 14 days prior to the first day of class for each quarter.

Students may make payments either by personal check, money order, cashier's check or by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express {AMEX} or Discover). We also accept wire transfers for international students. To pay via credit card, go online to your my.pacifica.edu account. Click on 'Self-Service' and log on. If you have trouble logging in, please contact our IT Support. They can be contacted via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at 805-679-6199. Once logged in, please click on the tab labeled 'Finance' then on 'Balance'. The 'Statement' option will give you a recent statement, but not necessarily your current balance.

If you are paying by credit card and using a Mac, we find that the Firefox browser works best. PC users may use either Firefox or Internet Explorer. Students must choose a year, term, and session and turn off your pop-up blocker for this site. Enter the amount you are to pay, deleting any '$' or commas. Click Make a Payment and follow the instructions from that point.

If you are paying by check, please send the payment to:

Pacifica Graduate Institute
Attn: Student Accounts Office
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013

A late fee of $100 will be assessed to student accounts each quarter if payment for tuition and residential/non-residential fees is not received by Pacifica Graduate Institute, by the end of the first day of the quarter.

2013-2014 Payment Schedule (pdf download)
Ph.D. Clinical-Pmnt Schedule 13-14
Psy.D. Clinical-Pmnt Schedule 13-14
ComLibEco-Pmnt Schedule 13-14
Counseling-Pmnt Schedule 13-14
Human_Creative-Pmnt Schedule 13-14
JungArchetypal-Pmnt Schedule 13-14 (Santa Barbara Sessions)
JungArchetypal-Pmnt Schedule 13-14 (New York and Santa Barbara Sessions)
Myth Studies-Pmnt Schedule 13-14
Psychotherapy-Pmnt Schedule 13-14
Somatic Studies-Pmnt Schedule 13-14
2013-2014 Tuition and Fee Agreements (pdf download)
2013-2014 T F Agreements Combined Emphasis in Community Psychology Liberation
2013-2014 T F Agreements Counseling
2013-2014 T F Agreements Humanities and the Creative Life
2013-2014 T F Agreements Jungian and Archetypal Studies (SB only)
2013-2014 T F Agreements Jungian and Archetypal Studies (SB and NY)
2013-2014 T F Agreements Myth
2013-2014 T F Agreements PhD in Clinical Psychology
2013-2014 T F Agreements PsyD in Clinical Psychology
2013-2014 T F Agreements Psychotherapy
2013-2014 T F Agreements Somatic
2014-2015 Payment Schedule (pdf download)
Ph.D. Clinical-Pmnt Schedule 14-15
Psy.D. Clinical-Pmnt Schedule 14-15
ComLibEco-Pmnt Schedule 14-15
Counseling-Pmnt Schedule 14-15
Human_Creative-Pmnt Schedule 14-15
JungArchetypal-Pmnt Schedule 14-15 (Y,Z,N)
JungArchetypal-Pmnt Schedule 14-15 (ZZ)
Myth Studies-Pmnt Schedule 14-15
Psychotherapy-Pmnt Schedule 14-15
Somatic Studies-Pmnt Schedule 14-15
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Financial Aid E-Refunds

Pacifica is now disbursing all financial aid refunds through

Nelnet Business Solutions.

You have the option of receiving your refunds through Direct Deposit, Reloadable Prepaid Card,

or Paper Check processing.

All refunds will be processed within 7-10 business days after the financial aid funds are received from the Department of Education. If you do not sign up for direct deposit, a paper check will be mailed to you directly from Nelnet Business Solutions approximately 14-days after the funds are received from the Department of Education. To determine your anticipated financial aid disbursement schedule, log on to the financial aid online web site at https://finaid.my.pacifica.edu and go to the Scheduled Disbursements tab.

By selecting direct deposit, you will save time and get your money faster, with no more waiting for:

  • the check to arrive in the mail
  • a trip to the bank to deposit the check
  • the funds to clear
  • waiting for a replacement check should the first check get lost in the mail

Due to federal banking regulations, if you choose the direct deposit option, you must provide a US bank account.

Click here and you will be directed to your My.Pacifica portal where you may begin the activation process. To select your refund method, enter your Self-Service account, click on the Finances tab, and select Financial Aid Refunds to set up your profile. Once your profile is set up, you may view the status of your disbursement through the same Financial Aid Refunds link in your My.Pacifica portal.

Be sure to read the Terms and Conditions.

If you do not sign up for direct deposit, you will receive paper checks in the mail directly from Nelnet Business Solutions.

Note: Nelnet will communicate with participants through email. Therefore, each student enrolling must have a valid and active Pacifica Email Account to participate.

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Viewing Your Student Account

Log into your My.Pacifica Account.

Once you are logged in, look at the menu options on the left side and you may:

  • View your student account balance or view a current statement.
  • Review current account transactions (charges and payments).
  • Make a payment online
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Contact Us

David Camarillo
Student Accounts Coordinator
Phone: 805.679.6107
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mary Haney
Business Operations Coordinator
Phone: 805.679.6188
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do I owe?

Due to the multiple Tracks and quarterly start dates, the monthly paper statement may not be received by each student before the respective payment due date. Therefore, students are encouraged to log onto their my.pacifica.edu account to view their student account balance.

To view your student account balance click here.

To view tuition, residential, and non-residential fee charges for the year, click here

To view additional lodging and miscellaneous fees, click here.

When are my payments due?Refer to Payments and Payment Schedules

Where do I send my payment?

If you are paying by paper check, please make the check payable to Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Mail the check to:
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Attn: Student Accounts
249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013

May I pay with my credit card?

Students may make payments by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express {AMEX} or Discover). To pay via credit card, go online to your my.pacifica.edu account. Click on 'Self-Service' and log on. If you have trouble logging in, please contact our IT Support. They can be contacted via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at 805-679-6199. Once logged in, please click on the tab labeled 'Finance' then on 'Balance'. The 'Statement' option will give you a recent statement, but not necessarily your current balance.

If you are paying by credit card and using a Mac, we find that the Firefox browser works best. PC users may use either Firefox or Internet Explorer. Students must choose a year, term, and session and turn off your pop-up blocker for this site. Enter the amount you are to pay, deleting any '$' or commas. Click Make a Payment and follow the instructions from that point.

May I pay for the entire year in advance?

Yes, you may pay the entire year in advance, or the portion of the tuition and residential/non-residential fees that are not paid for by Financial Aid in advance. If you wish to pay your account in advance, you must complete and submit the Credit Hold Authorization form to the Student Accounts Office.

What about my financial aid refund?

Refer to Financial Aid E-Refunds

What if I have to take a Leave of Absence or Withdraw from the school?

Refer to Refundable Tuition/Fee Policy

Why am I being charged a late fee?

There are two types of late fees. A late registration fee and a late payment fee. A late registration fee will be assessed for any registrations received less than two weeks before the start of the quarter. Refer to the Student Handbook for details.

A late payment fee will be assessed each quarter if payment for tuition and residential/non-residential fees is not received by Pacifica Graduate Institute, by the end of the first day of the quarter.

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Download Forms

Financial Aid Authorization Form - you may download, complete, sign, and return this pdf form to the Financial Aid Office if you wish to authorize Pacifica Graduate Institute to apply any excess federal financial aid toward current non-nstitutional charges (additional lodging charges, administrative charges, library fines/charges, etc) and/or all prior quarter(s) charges.

Credit Hold Authorization Form - you may download, complete, sign, and return this pdf form to the Student Accounts Office if you wish to authorize Pacifica to hold any excess payments (or credit balance) on your student account and apply the excess funds toward charges as they are incurred.

FERPA Release Form - you may download, complete, sign and return this pdf form to the Student Accounts Office if you wish to authorize a third-party access to your student account and/or financial aid information. For example, if you have a significant other or family member that is assisting with your educational expenses and you want them to have access to your student account information, federal regulations require that you complete and submit this form before Pacifica may release the personal information. Learn more about FERPA and the regulations.