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Tuition and Fees

The University of the Pacific is an independent institution. Each student is charged tuition that covers about three-fourths of the cost of services furnished by the University. The balance of these costs is met by income from endowment and by gifts from regents, parents, alumni, and other friends who are interested in the type of education this institution provides.

Overall Costs for the School Year

The annual expenses for a student at the University of the Pacific depends upon a variety of factors.  Tuition and fees are the same for students regardless of their state or country of residence. Basic expenses are as follows:

Type Cost
Tuition (1) per academic year 2018-2019, enrolled in 12 to 18 units in each semester $47,480
Wellness Center $280
ASUOP Student Fee $200
Activity & Recreation Fee $80
Room and Board $13,082
Total per academic year $61,122
School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Annual Tuition (Eleven-month program, three terms) $76,443

There are other fees and charges unique to certain programs. These fees or charges may be determined by contacting Student Accounts or the University office that administers those programs or activities in which the student intends to enroll or engage.

Expenses for books and supplies, special fees, and personal expenses usually average approximately $5,157 annually.

The University reserves the right to change fees, modify its services or change its programs at any time and without prior notice.

Tuition – Undergraduate Students (per semester)

All schools except Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Type Cost
Full-time (12 to 18 units) $23,740
Part-time (.5 to 8.5 units) per unit $1,638
Part-time (9 to 11.5 units) per unit $2,064
Excess units above 18 units, per unit $1,638
Engineering Co-op (full-time) Admitted prior to Fall 2016 tuition rate $11,870
Engineering Co-op (full-time) Admitted Fall 2016 tuition rate $5,936

Tuition – School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (per term)

Type Cost
Full-time (12 to 19 units) $25,481
Part-time (.5 to 8.5 units) per unit $1,756
Part-time (9 to 11.5 units) per unit $2,215
Excess units above 19 units, per unit $1,756
Pharmacy Clerkship Rotation (full-time) $25,481
Pharmacy Technology Fee $330
Pharmacy Professional Fee (1) $325
Physical Therapy Fee $150

Tuition – Graduate Students (per semester)

Type Cost
All schools (16 to 18 units) plus applicable fees $23,740
All schools (.5 to 15.5 units) per unit, plus applicable fees $1,483
Excess units above 18 units, per unit $1,483
Physical Therapy (12 to 18 units), plus applicable fees (Fall, Spring, Summer Terms) $23,740
Physical Therapy (1 to 11.5 units) $1,483

General Fees (per semester)

Student Health Insurance Plan 

Undergraduate Students $1,226

Graduate and Professional Pharmacy Students $1,592

Required for all students taking 9 or more units and for all international students with an F-1 Visa taking .5 units or more. It is optional for students enrolled in .5 to 8.5 units. The Student Health Insurance can be waived with proof of own health insurance if provided by the deadline and if the coverage meets University requirements.

Wellness Center Fee $165

This fee is required for all students residing in University housing; and for all other students, both graduate and undergraduate, taking 9 units or more. It is optional for students enrolled in .5 to 8.5 units.

ASUOP Student Fee $137

This fee is required for all undergraduate students residing in University housing and all undergraduates taking 9 units or more. It is optional for students enrolled in .5 to 8.5 units.

ASUOP Graduate Student Fee $30

This fee is required for all graduate students and doctoral candidates taking 8.5 units or more. It is optional for students enrolled in .5 to 8.0 units.

Activity & Recreation Fee $40

This fee is required for all students taking 9 units or more.

Course Audit Fee, per class $50

Instructor permission is required. Auditing is not available in participation courses such as applied music, physical education, art courses of an applied nature, etc. The student must indicate a desire to audit the course at the time of registration.

Engineering/Computer Science Fee $150

This fee is required for all students enrolled in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Students are exempt from the fee while enrolled full time in the off-campus cooperative education program.

Business School Fee $20

This fee is required for all Business Majors.

Conservatory Fee $250

This fee is required for all Conservatory Majors.

Practice Room Fee $10

This fee is required for all Conservatory Majors.

Applied Music Fees

Private lesson1 fees vary by instrument and are based upon length of lesson. Fees range from $70 to $375. Please check with the Conservatory to determine appropriate charges. Applied music lessons must be arranged through the Conservatory Office.

Special Fees

(Partial List)

Type Cost
Transcript Fee $5
Matriculation Fee $100
Petition Fee $25
Graduate Continuing Education Fee $50
Non-refundable, Credit by Exam Fee $50
Additional fee for successful Credit By Exam results $200

Undergraduate Confirmation Deposit

A deposit of $70 is required for all new students once notification of acceptance to the University has been received. The deposit is applied toward the student’s tuition and is nonrefundable after May 1.

Housing Deposit

A deposit of $200 is required for all new students who apply to reside in campus housing. This should be paid once notification of acceptance to the University has been received. The deposit is applied towards the student’s housing charges and is nonrefundable after May 1.

Financial Responsibility

Registration, when accepted by the University of the Pacific, constitutes a financial agreement between the student and the University. Registration is considered complete when the bill has been settled. Tuition, fees and other charges the student incurs including but not limited to, housing, meal plans, and bookstore charges are added to the student account and are considered a loan for an educational benefit.

When you register for courses with the University of the Pacific, you are responsible for all “charges” as they become due. The charges include but are not limited to tuition, fees, room and board, meal plans, Laptop Agreement, bookstore charges and library charges (herein “charges”). These charges are for your educational benefit and if you fail to satisfy your financial obligation to the University you will not be provided any benefits from the University. The benefits which may be terminated include but are not limited to, course registration, housing and meal plans, transcripts and diplomas. Any outstanding charges due on your student account will be transferred to a Student Note Loan balance with the Student Loan Department, of the University of the Pacific for servicing. This Student Note Loan balance is subject to daily interest, late fees, collection fees, credit bureau reporting and any legal fees or costs associated with any bankruptcy. Failure to pay these charges when due will result in loss of housing, suspension of meal plans, termination of enrolled student status and will result in being denied access to the deferred payment plan options. It is your responsibility to ensure that all financial aid is properly credited to your account. The University reserves the right to increase their fees and charges. Registration constitutes my agreement to all the forgoing terms and conditions.

You agree, in order for us to service your account or to collect any amounts you may owe, we may contact you by telephone at any telephone number associated with your account, including wireless telephone numbers, which could result in charges to you. We may also contact you by sending text messages or e-mails, using any e-mail address you provide to us. Methods of contact may include using pre-recorded/artificial voice messages and/or use of an automatic dialing device, as applicable. I have read this disclosure and agree that the University of the Pacific or its appointed agents may contact me as described above.

In order to receive a bill that includes tuition and fees prior to the payment deadline, you must early register for courses. Please note that students with delinquent accounts are not permitted to register. It is the students’ responsibility to pay by the deadline, regardless of receiving a statement. Students can obtain their current account balance by logging into insidePacific. The University sends monthly electronic billing statements. Students receive a monthly email notifying them that their statement is ready for viewing. This statement notification email is also sent to any Authorized Users that the student establishes. Authorized Users do not have access to any other student information through this site. The billing statement can be printed from the computers located in the lobby of the Finance Center or by a request to the Student Accounts Office.

All electronic correspondence is sent to the student’s email address.

A dispute of any charge on your student account must be submitted in writing to the Student Accounts Office within sixty days from the date of billing. If you fail to comply within the sixty day time period, you may forfeit your rights to dispute the charge in the future.

Payment of Bills

Tuition, fees, and room and board, if applicable, are due in full by the payment deadline. The payment deadlines are August 1st for the fall semester and January 1st for the spring semester for general students. Payment deadline information for other programs is available online on the Student Business Services website located at Any outstanding balances from prior semesters must be paid in full as well as the current semester payment, by the deadline. Students who have not yet registered can estimate their payment amount by utilizing the Calculation Worksheets available at the Student Business Services website. Payments for the intended enrollment must be made by the deadline, even if the student has not completed their course registration. Late fees will be assessed for payments received after the deadline. Failure to complete financial obligations can result in the cancellation of registration.

The University offers two payment options. The first is payment in full of all charges, less any applicable financial aid, by the deadline. The second option is a four month payment plan. The Monthly Plan requires a 25% down payment in addition to a $75 non-refundable, deferred fee per semester. Those who utilize the monthly payment plan must enroll online through insidePacific by the payment deadline. In order for a parent or guardian to enroll in the monthly payment plan, their student must officially establish them as an Authorized User. Subsequent monthly payments are due by the first of the month.

International students may not utilize the monthly payment plan. Payment in full is required by the payment deadline.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all financial aid is properly credited to his/her account.

Payments can be made by cash, paper check, money order, cashiers check, and electronic checks. Payments must be received by the deadline; postmarks are not acceptable. Payments by check or cash can be made in person at the Cashiers Office, located in the Finance Center. If making payment by mail, please send check or money order to the attention of Student Accounts. Please include the student’s university identification number or send a copy of the statement, which can be downloaded and printed, in order to ensure proper payment application.

Students who have not paid in full, completed all financial aid requirements and/or enrolled in the monthly payment plan by the payment deadline, are assessed a $150 late payment fee. A late fee of $50 is assessed for any payments made after the due date.

Failure to make payments as agreed can result in the University of the Pacific canceling all financial arrangements, a student’s registration, and denying all University services.

Any payment on the student account that is returned by a financial institution for any reason can lead to cancellation of registration. If registration is cancelled for the semester, the student will not receive credit for those courses. A returned payment fee of $25 is assessed for the first returned payment. Any payment returned subsequently is assessed a $35 returned payment fee. After two (2) returned payments, the University can suspend both electronic and paper check writing privileges and institute collection and/or legal actions against the payer. The student’s account is then placed on a finance hold thus preventing the student from receiving any services from the University.

The University requires that all accounts be paid in full by the end of the semester. Any account that remains delinquent is transferred to the Student Loan Department for servicing. Once the account is transferred, the Student Account Note or balance is subject but not limited to, principal, interest, late charges, collection fees, credit bureau reporting, and any legal fees associated with the collection of the debt. In accordance with California state law, all unpaid balances accrue 10% interest, per annum, on the balance remaining on the date of transfer. Students are responsible for all fees associated in the collection of the debt. A student with a balance due to the University is not allowed any benefits from the University including but not limited to, registration for courses, copies of transcripts or diplomas, and utilization of University housing and meals, until the balance is paid in full. In addition, all institutional loans or other loans guaranteed by the Federal Government must be in good (current) standing and exit interviews completed prior to the release of diploma or transcripts.

If payments exceed charges on a student account, the account is said to have a credit balance. Credit balances are to be returned to the student based upon the method of payment. The student account is not to be used as a means for cash advances or payments to third parties. Upon request, credit balances resulting from cash payments will be refunded to the student. A credit balance that results from a check payment is refunded after 14 business days. Credit balances that result from refundable student loans and scholarships are also refunded upon request. All financial aid must be disbursed on the student account before a refund is processed. Refunds are issued on a weekly basis.

Refund of Tuition and Fees

The following refund schedule pertains only to tuition charges and is applicable when the student drops below full time enrollment or officially withdraws from the University. Students who intend to withdraw must notify the Office of the Registrar.

Refunds are based upon a percentage of calendar days. Calendar days of a semester may vary from semester to semester. For exact dates, please refer to the Student Accounts website or contact their office.

Notification and withdrawal before classes begin – No charge.

First day of classes until last day to add – $150 clerical charge.

After 50% of calendar days no refund, 100% penalty.

Fees are non-refundable after the last day to add courses for the semester.

Housing and meal plan charges are refunded on a prorated basis as determined by the Office of Residential Life & Housing. Refunds are based upon per diem charges and actual approved check out date.

If the student reducing units or withdrawing from the University is a financial aid recipient, the student’s financial aid award may be adjusted according to federal and state regulations and University policy. If the student has received more federal financial aid dollars than earned, the unearned aid must be returned to the federal financial aid program or programs from which it was paid. The funds remaining on the student account after federal financial aid is returned might not cover all the charges on the account. Any remaining balance is owed to the University and is due and payable immediately. The Financial Aid Office can provide additional information related to changes in financial aid awards.