Student Consumer Information
Under the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), all postsecondary institutions participating in federal financial aid programs are required to make available certain consumer information to current and prospective students to assist consumers in making more informed decisions about their education options. Where applicable, each section lists links where additional information is available. Additionally, the information is available by paper copy upon request. Please contact Tracie Teague, Director of Financial Aid, at firstname.lastname@example.org for hard copies of the information below.
General and Academic Information
- Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
- Academic Programs
- Gainful Employment Data
- Faculty Information
- Transfer Credits
- Disability Services
- Withdrawals and Refund Policy: pages 63-64 of the Student Handbook
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): pages 13-14 of the Student Handbook
- Textbook Information
- Copyright Policy: pages 78-82 of the Student Handbook
To contact the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) visit www.bppe.ca.gov or 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833 or P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818, (888) 370-7589 (telephone) or (916) 263-1897 (fax), or (916) 431-6959 (telephone) or (916) 263-1897 (fax).
BPPE Annual Reporting
Beginning in 2014, Pacifica Graduate Institute was required by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to fill out the following forms. You will see that data has been collected beginning in 2014.
School Performance Fact Sheets: There are four specializations within the Depth Psychology Program. Each specialization leads to either a Masters or Doctorate degree. We have chosen to list them separately so that students get the information relative to their interest.
2019-2020 Catalog: The BPPE requests that we show the catalog for the reporting period which coincides with the academic year. Please refer to the current Course Catalog for the most up to date information.
2020 Annual Report: This report contains information about the Institution in Section I. There is a separate report in Section II for each of the degree programs being offered.
The date ranges are different for the data presented here than what is required to be presented in the sections on Gainful Employment, resulting in slightly different statistics.
Time to Completion
Pacifica provides students in need with a generous leave of absence policy to accommodate the complexities of the lives of adult students while maintaining high academic standards. Therefore, time to completion rate averages can be lengthened by those students who need to withdraw and re-enter the program.
Many of our students choose to take longer to complete their degree than the program minimum (five years for Doctoral Programs and 2 years for Masters Programs). This enables them to engage more deeply in rigorous study, and research all while continuing adult lives. The doctoral programs emphasize that a dissertation has a personal, as well as an academic, component that enhances the quality of the research and the professional development of the student.
For more information concerning time to completion please refer to the Gainful Employment section for each program below.
Gainful Employment M.A./Ph.D. Depth Specialization
School Performance Fact Sheets
Pacifica Course Catalogs
Costs and Financial Aid
- 2022-2023 Tuition and Residential/Non-Residential Fees
- 2022-2023 Cost of Attendance
- Available Types of Financial Aid
- Apply for Financial Aid
- Financial Aid Process
- Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
- Return of Financial Aid Funds: pages 66-67 of the Student Handbook
- Student Loan Repayment Calculators
- Financial Aid Policies
- NASFAA Code of Conduct for Financial Aid Professionals
- Private Education Loans
Cohort Default Rate
A 3-year cohort default rate is the percentage of a school’s borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year. The U.S. Department of Education releases official cohort default rates once per year.
The FY 2014 official 3-year cohort default rates were released in September 2017. Pacifica’s FY 2014 3-year cohort default rate is 4.7%. The national cohort default rate average is 11.5%.
Health and Safety
QUESTIONS AND COMPLAINTS PROCESS WITH THE BUREAU FOR PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION. Any questions a student may have regarding this enrollment agreement that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833 or P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818, www.bppe.ca.gov, (888) 370-7589 (telephone) or (916) 263-1897 (fax), or (916) 431-6959 (telephone) or (916) 263-1897 (fax).
COMPLAINTS PROCESS FOR NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS. Any complaints a student may have regarding Pacifica Graduate Institute that have not been satisfactorily answered by the Institute may be directed to the New Mexico Higher Education Department: https://hed.nm.gov/students-parents/student-complaints