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Costs, Scholarships, & Financial Aid

Costs, Scholarships, & Financial Aid

Education is an investment in yourself and your future. While securing financing can be a challenge, Pacific Oaks College is committed to helping identify the best way to fund your educational journey. We have a long history of making bachelor’s and master’s programs accessible to students from varying economic backgrounds.

Financial Aid Office

45 Eureka Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
Dial (800) 645-8603
Press “Option 2” for Student Finance

For Financial Aid: Option 1
For Student Accounts: Option 2

888-307-1154 (Fax)

General FA E-mail
Student Accounts Email

Office Hours
Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

NOTE: Student Accounts closes at 3 p.m. on Fridays, and is closed on Saturday.


Tuition per Credit Hour (Academic Year 2017-2018)

  • Undergraduate $808
  • Graduate $1,092
  • Teacher Credential (Undergraduate) $808
  • Teacher Credential (Graduate) $1,092

Military and Veteran Tuition per Credit Hour

  • Undergraduate $646
  • Graduate $874

Advocacy & Social Justice Inaugural Tuition Rate (students entering Spring 2018 only) per Credit Hour

  • Undergraduate $646
  • Graduate $874

Additional Costs

Prior Learning Assessment Credits (PLA)

Pacific Oaks offers credit for students who have significant work experience in various fields. This experience can be used to satisfy credits toward a degree. Learn more about how your experience can help you further your career.

Military and Veteran Tuition Rate

Pacific Oaks is proud to be a yellow ribbon school and it is a privilege for us to provide support for those who serve. That is why we are proud to offer tuition rates for active duty personnel or veterans of the U.S. Military and National Guard and their eligible dependents.


In keeping with our values of equality and inclusion, Pacific Oaks seeks to attract a diverse group of students who will thrive in this learning environment. Through the generosity of numerous donors who believe in the mission of Pacific Oaks College, we are pleased to offer scholarship assistance to support your academic journey and to reward your academic excellence.


The federal and state government provides funds to eligible students. The award amounts of these grants varies based on need and the funds do not need to be paid back. Learn more about grant opportunities at Pacific Oaks.

Federal Work Study Programs

The Federal Work Study (FWS) Program provides meaningful work experience for eligible students who demonstrate financial need.

Learn more about FWS programs at Pacific Oaks.


Advancing your education takes a significant financial commitment. In addition to the scholarships, grants, and reduced rates that are available to help manage this commitment, federal loans are available.

Let Pacific Oaks help you navigate how you fund your education.

Apply for Federal Financial Aid

We encourage all prospective students to apply for financial aid, regardless of their financial circumstances. Learn more.

Financial Aid FAQs

Click through for a list of frequently asked questions about financial aid.

Financial Aid Services & Resources

Learn more about additional financial aid services and resources.


Pacific Oaks College has teamed up with SALT, a new program that helps our students manage their money and student loans. SALT provides:

  • Interactive money management tools that shows students how to take control of their finances.
  • A personal dashboard that tracks all federal student loans in one place.
  • Loan advice from SALT’s expert counselors.
  • Access to thousands of jobs and internships.
  • Exclusive benefits that help students save and spend smart.

To learn more, please visit, or watch the following introductory video