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Pacifica Financial Aid Online - Step by Step Instructions

Log In Information ~ To access the online financial aid system, use your social security number as the Student ID.

New Students or First Time Financial Aid Recipients – Account Activation

Click on the First Time User link. To activate your account, you must enter your social security number (e.g. 123456789) as the Student ID, zip code, and your date of birth (i.e. 1/1/1900) to verify your identity. This will establish your account and you will be able to log in and create your own Pacifica Financial Aid PIN.

ALL students – New and Returning
We have implemented new security features to further safeguard your financial aid information. You will be required to answer two security questions the first time you log in. These security questions will be used to verify your identity if you forget your Pacifica Financial Aid PIN # in the future. Once this is complete, you will be able to create your own PIN# that will be easier for you to remember.

If you Forget Your PIN – click on Forgot your PIN?
You will be required to answer the security questions and once those are answered correctly, you will be able to create a new PIN# for future use.

  Log into the Financial Aid Online site at

ALL Students - this is a TWO STEP process - please follow these instructions.

1. Accept/submit your Award - on the Accept Your Award tab, and

2. Complete the Pacifica online application - on the Apply Online tab.

New Students/First Time Financial Aid Recipients at Pacifica - You must complete Steps 1 & 2 noted above as well as complete online Stafford loan Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling requirements. Links with instructions for this online Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling process are included on the Accept Your Award tab.

For best results, use either Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later version or Firefox version 2.0 web browsers for PC’s or Safari for Macs.

If you have difficulty or need assistance, do not hesitate to contact the Financial Aid Office at 805-679-6197 or by email at

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