Students enjoying class outside at the Lambert Campus


How We Help You

  • Lifelong learning and empowerment. We believe in teaching skills (e.g. writing, research, and information technology) to our students throughout their time at Pacifica. Our goal is to empower our students so that they continually develop skills both here and as they continue towards their preferred career and life path.
  • Accessibility. We provide several services that are accessible 24/7 and available anywhere to remove the physical barriers to your education, on your own device. These include the Library’s robust collections of ebooks, journals, dissertations, as well as its research assistance, and Pacifica’s learning management system (Desire2Learn), and student email.
  • Digital and relational environments. While we realize that online communication/learning tools and video are likely already part of our students’ personal lives, we also strive to ensure we relate to our students on a personal and connected level, whether that is in-person or in digital environments.
  • Practicality. The services we provide are congruent to Pacifica’s mission, relevant, and aligned with meaningful outcomes to ensure our students get the most out of their educational investment.
  • Personalized assistance. We understand our students have individual preferences, backgrounds and expression. We strive to provide specialized personal guidance, resources, and advice when our students need them.

Student Service Departments

Disability Services

It is Pacifica’s policy to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act-As Amended (ADAAA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state and local regulations regarding students and applicants with disabilities. Forms and policies from the Disability Services office can be accessed via the link above.

Meghan Sandoval, Disability Services Coordinator
msandoval@pacifica.edu
805.679.6125

  • Disability services policy questions
  • Requesting accomodations
  • Service animal policy questions

Financial Aid

While the process of financing an education can be challenging, the Financial Aid Office is committed to making this process as manageable as possible. The purpose of financial aid is to provide financial assistance, including scholarships, to students enrolled on at least a halftime basis (minimum of three units/quarter) in an eligible program at Pacifica. See the My Financial Aid system for secure online access to real-time information regarding your financial aid status. Schedule a Financial Aid Consultation if you have general questions.

For specific questions:

Tracie Teague, Director
tteague@pacifica.edu
805.679.6137

  • Enrollment Agreements
  • Peace Corps – Paul Coverdell Fellows Benefits
  • Financial Aid Suspension Appeal Review
  • Administrative Policies
  • Compliance

Maria Freeberg, Associate Director
mfreeberg@pacifica.edu
805.679.6150

  • Financial aid publications
  • Dissertation Students
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Review
  • Re-admitted Students
  • Exit Counseling

Amanda Greene, Financial Aid Coordinator II
agreene@pacifica.edu
805.679.6136

  • General Financial Aid
  • Lunch Consultations
  • New Students
  • Scholarships
  • Tribal Benefits
  • Veteran’s Benefits / Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits
  • AmeriCorps Benefits

Sabrina Wilson, Financial Aid Coordinator II
swilson@pacifica.edu
805.679.6159

  • General Financial Aid
  • Lunch Consultations
  • Loan Disbursements
  • Scholarships
  • Tribal Benefits
  • Veteran’s Benefits / Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits
  • AmeriCorps Benefits

Graduate Research Library

The Research Library supports graduate-level study in the areas of counseling psychology, clinical psychology, depth psychology, mythological studies, education, and the humanities. In addition to materials available, the Library offers a number of services designed to meet your research needs; these include library catalogs, research databases, circulation services, interlibrary loans, reference assistance, a a library journals and ebooks directory, and special collections access.

Library Circulation
circulation@pacifica.edu
805.679.6115

  • Renewing books, interlibrary loans, returning or shipping items
  • Your library account
  • Interlibrary loans
  • Returning or shipping items
  • Questions about overdue or lost items

Mark Kelly, Lead Reference & Instruction Librarian
Richard Buchen, Special Collections Librarian
reference@pacifica.edu
805.679.6144

  • Research assistance
  • Finding books, articles, and research data
  • Library instruction requests
  • Organizing research
  • Special collections research and access

Alain Dussert, Sr. Director of Academic Services & Student Support Operations
adussert@pacifica.edu
805.679.6143

  • Library administrative matters
  • Student services questions
  • Library website and systems
  • Acquisitions requests
  • Off-campus access questions

Information Technology

Our I.T. department is committed to advancing the use of technology to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the educational experience for our students, faculty, and staff. I.T. is uniquely structured to provide technical support and computing services for our learning management system (Desire2Learn (D2L), the My.Pacifica Self Service student portal, and Student email.

IT Support
ITSupport@pacifica.edu
805.679.6199


Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar provide a variety of services related to the creation and maintenance of academic records, and is committed to addressing the needs of students, alumni, and the campus community in a timely, personable manner. View their forms.

Francine Matas, Registrar
fmatas@pacifica.edu
805.679.6165

  • Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS)
  • Education Council
  • Office of the Registrar policies

Amy Bristol, Associate Registrar
abristol@pacifica.edu
805.679.6154

  • Registration
  • Enrollment Verification
  • In-school loan deferments

Rob Case, Registrar Coordinator
rcase@pacifica.edu
805.679.6198

  • Transcript requests
  • Address changes
  • Grade posting
  • V.A. Certification
  • BBS Certification

Student Accounts

The Student Accounts Office bills and collects tuition, residential and non-residential fees, additional lodging, and other Pacifica-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. Access your student account information and make online payments 24/7 through your my.pacifica.edu account. Or download student account forms.

Mary Haney, Student Accounts Administrator
mhaney@pacifica.edu
805.679.6188


Student Housing & Dining

Pacifica Graduate Institute aims to host students in an environment that promotes academic growth and personal comfort. View their forms.

Nicole Kitzmann, Guest Services Coordinator
nkitzmann@pacifica.edu
805.879.7368

  • Student lodging
  • Student meals
  • Contact for change in residency

Meghan Cowan, Guest Services Coordinator
MCowan@pacifica.edu
805.879.7366

  • Support for student lodging
  • Support for student meals

Writing Resources & Tutors

Pacifica provides access to numerous online writing resources, as well as three writing tutors, free of charge to currently enrolled students who need help with course papers. This includes English as Second Language (ESL) writing assistance. Tutors may help with grammar, structure, MLA and APA formatting, and more. Free tutors are:

Cindy Dall (ESL Specialist)
cabd7912@gmail.com

Emily Balaguer
erbalaguer@gmail.com

Vicki Stevenson
vickieditor@gmail.com

We also help our students connect with independent editors for help with doctoral dissertations and master’s theses with individuals who are not employed by Pacifica, and who offer their services for a fee. Pacifica Graduate Institute, therefore, cannot mediate any disagreements between these independent parties and students.


Pacifica is also home to the Opus Archives and Research Center, which is a non-profit that preserves, develops, and extends the collections that have been placed in its care by eminent scholars in the field of depth psychology, mythology and the humanities. These collections are made available to students and scholars for research. Opus also offers scholarships and research grants which Pacifica students are eligible to apply for.