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Pacific Lutheran University Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Tacoma, WA

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$61,810
Tuition and Fees
$46,200
Room and Board
$11,150
Books and Supplies
$930
Other Expenses
$2,880
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
No deadline for filing financial aid forms
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003785
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
496 (94.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
434 (87.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
433 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
127 (29.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
91%
Average Award
$34,951
Need-Based Gift
Received by 312 (72.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,005
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 313 (72.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,117
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 430 (99.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
17 (3.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,465

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,254 (83.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,033 (90.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,030 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
466 (23.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$33,622
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,557 (76.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,797
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,568 (77.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,688
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,993 (98.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
100 (3.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,604

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
66%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$25,449
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, ROTC Scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business
Number of Awards
4,626
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
319
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
64
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
1,072
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,219

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