Pacific Fund

Support students experiencing financial hardship

Gifts to the Pacific Fund directly support student emergency needs.

Each year, many students experience unexpected challenges such as the loss of a parent or a job. They look to their Pacific community for help to overcome these hardships and emergencies that are often beyond their financial capacity. The Pacific Fund serves as the campus lifeline of immediate, unrestricted gifts and emergency support. 

A portion of this fund is directed to critical support services that may include medical care, housing supplements, technology/computers, transportation and more. Here are just a few examples of how your gift to the Pacific Fund will impact students:

With the help I received from the Student Emergency Fund, I was able to make a payment on an outstanding medical bill and cover some of my utility bills. Thank you for the assistance!  - Rebecca, senior, COP student 

I am a student at the University of the Pacific who was able to gain assistance from the Student Emergency Fund. I was involved in a serious card accident and lost my Dad, and I’ve been worried about finances and affording food or basic needs. The support I received made a big difference during such a difficult time. Thank you so much!  - Anonymous first-year student, Pre-Dentistry

The student emergency fund helped me a great ordeal. At the time I didn’t have enough money to afford a needed dental procedure and this money saved me from a lot of pain and discomfort. Although the emergency funds couldn’t cover my entire bill, the gift helped take away a huge amount of stress.  - Anonymous senior student, Biological sciences

Give today to support students in need of emergency assistance!

Last year, student emergency assistance awards totaled $13,800 and helped 57 students. Your gift today, at any amount, will help ensure students this year can ....

$150 to assist students who live alone off-campus and need support with groceries and medications while isolating with COVID. 

$250 to pay for a student’s gas for an emergency trip home following a serious motorcycle accident their father was in. Being able to go home for one weekend and see family, check-in with Dad, meant this student could focus on classes upon their return. 

$500 to help with basic needs, food, toiletries, and diapers for student with family. This temporary assistance got them through until they can fully access food pantry, and financial aid funds.