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Find out how a quality education is accessible for you.

Find out how a quality education is accessible for you.

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  • 1. Fresno Pacific University A Quality, Accessible Education Let us show you how PRESENTED BY KEN ISAAK DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID
  • 2. Fresno Pacific University is affordable…
    • During the 2007-2008 academic year Fresno Pacific University students received over $32 million
    • $15.5 million (46 percent) of the financial aid funds disbursed last year came from grants and scholarships; $7.0 million came from federal, state and private sources and $8 million came from our own FPU institutional aid program.
    • $16.8 million (51 percent) disbursed to student last year came from student loans, mostly the Stafford Loan program.
    • The remaining 3 percent, about $ 1 million, was disbursed to our students as earned wages through the work study program.
  • 3. Federal and State Grants Annual amounts shown Federal Grants Pell Grant $400-$4,731 Need SEOG $1,500 Need ACG Up to $1,300 Need and GPA National SMART Grant Up to $2,000 Need and major State Grants Cal Grant A $9,708 Need and GPA Cal Grant B $1,551-$11,260 Need and GPA Chafee Up to $5,000 Foster care Robert C. Byrd Up to $1,500 GPA
  • 4. Fresno Pacific Scholarships & Grants
    • Fresno Pacific University also has over 100 Private Foundation scholarships.
    • Other sources of financial aid include:
      • Military – GI Bill
      • Bureau of Indian Affairs
      • Outside Scholarships
    Annual amounts shown, based on 2007-2008 awards
  • 5. Fast Facts
    • Ninety-eight percent of FPU traditional undergraduate student are financial aid recipients.
    • Forty percent of our total traditional undergraduate students are Cal Grant recipients with awards ranging between $9,708 and $11,260 per year. Twenty-three percent of our Cal Grant recipients also receive the maximum Pell Grant award of $4,731.
    • A student with a full Pell Grant ($4,731) and Cal Grant A ($9,708) has a basic package of $14,439 in gift aid before we stack SEOG, Private, Foundation or FPU Institutional grants and scholarships.
    • Incoming freshman with a 3.60 GPA and 1,150 SAT score (25 ACT) qualify for the FPU President’s Scholarship. The value of this award has been increased to $9,000 for the 2009-10 academic year. We expect to award 50 new Presidents Scholars for 2009-10.
  • 6. Package Examples
    • Students are offered no interest, no set-up fee payment options:
      • 10 months, annual basis
      • 4 months, semester basis
    • Parents can apply for a Federal PLUS loan
    Annual amounts shown
  • 7. Fast Facts
    • Last year the average net tuition cost for aided undergraduates was $6,885.
    • Average 4-year aggregate loan balance for FPU graduates is $15,588, well below the national average of about $22,000.
    • FPU has the highest graduate-in-four-years rate (51%) than any other four-year institution in the Valley. (CSU = 15%).
    • FPU has an accelerated program for teachers. This fast track program allows students to complete a bachelor’s degree and credential in four and-a-half years.
  • 8. How can we help? Fresno Pacific University Student Financial Services Office Office: (559) 453-2041 Toll-free: (866) 321-7502 Fax: (559) 453-5595 Email: [email_address] Website _aid/ Additional Information Office Hours M-F 9:00 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
  • 9. Resources
    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • The key to accessing financial aid is the FAFSA which can be accessed at:
    • FPU school code: 001253
    • Cal Grants
    • California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)- Sacramento
    • Deadline: March 2, 2009
    • Both your FAFSA and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form must be completed and submitted by March 2 nd deadline
    • Be sure to have your high school (or community college) counselor send verification of your GPA to CSAC before March 2 nd
    • Cal Grant Web Address: