Types of Financial Aid Available at Pacifica


Click here to learn more about Pacifica Scholarship programs - Keep in mind that grants and scholarships are "free sources" of financial aid that do not have to be paid back.

Federal Loans
Click here to learn more about the Federal Direct Loan programs - All loan programs require repayment. However, repayment on federal loans may be deferred while enrolled at least half-time in an eligible program of study.

The following sites provide helpful information about financial aid:

Federal Student Aid


     Credit Card Debt-Free -moneygeek.com

     Guide to Student Loan Consolidation and Refinancing -moneygeek.com

     Student Loan Forgiveness and Cancellation at a Glance  -moneygeek.com

AC Online Resources - Affordable Colleges Online Resource Center 


Federal Work-Study 

Pacifica does not participate in the Federal Work-Study program.

Private Alternative Education Loans
These loans are private, non-federal loan programs that require at least half-time enrollment, good credit history, the ability to repay the loan, and U.S.citizenship or permanent resident status. Some loans may require a creditworthy co-signer. Learn more about these Private Alternative Loan programs.

Outside Resources -- Other Outside Sources of financial assistance

Outside Scholarship Searches Search for outside scholarships, grants, etc.
Other External Resources State resources, Vocation Rehabilitation, Veteran's Benefits
Higher Education Tax Incentives The federal government has created several tax benefits for families who are saving, or already paying, for higher education. There are also benefits for people who are repaying student loans. Click here for information from the National Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) which provide an excellent resource for explaining the benefits and qualifications for each tax relief program.  For more information on these programs contact your accountant or you may call the IRS Office of Public Liaison at 202.622.2970 or visit the website at www.irs.gov
International Students Resources for International students
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