Tuition & Aid
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A Degree from PUC is a Valuable Investment in Your Future.
When you look at the costs for college, it’s important to keep in mind that 100 percent of PUC students receive one or more forms of financial aid.
Our team of financial aid counselors are here to help you and your family throughout your educational journey to help make PUC possible.
Maxwell Scholarship Program (Full tuition)
PUC recognizes academically outstanding incoming freshmen through its Maxwell Scholars Program. Students meeting qualifications receive full tuition based on their unweighted cumulative GPA and test scores.
- 3.9-4.0 GPA and a 34+ ACT or 1500+ SAT
- 4-Year Total: approximately $112,000
- The Maxwell Scholarship is only available to incoming freshmen entering PUC fall 2019.
- Scholarship cannot be combined with any other PUC scholarships, awards, or discounts.
- Renewable for three years with a 3.5 GPA, with a potential 4th year under qualifying conditions.
- Recipients are required to live in the residence halls.
These scholarships are based on unweighted cumulative GPA and test scores. Scholarships are automatically awarded to students who meet the necessary criteria when the completed admissions application is reviewed. Awards are renewed for three years for students meeting the GPA requirements. (Under qualifying conditions, a 4th year may be approved.)
President’s (Renewable with a 3.0 GPA)
3.75-4.0 GPA or 29+ ACT / 1350+ SAT
$13,000 / 4-Year Total: $52,000
Dean’s (Renewable with a 3.0 GPA)
3.5-3.74 GPA or 26+ ACT / 1200+ SAT
$12,000 / 4-Year Total: $48,000
Trustee’s (Renewable with a 3.0 GPA)
$10,000 / 4-Year Total: $40,000
Founder’s (Renewable with a 3.0 GPA)
$9,000 / 4-Year Total: $36,000
Out-of-State Scholarship ($1,500-$4,000)
To reward students who choose to adventure outside of their home state, PUC presents the Out-of-State Scholarship. A student whose residential address is outside of California will receive an automatic award of $1,500. Requirements and qualifications:
- Have residency in a state outside of California
- For students who meet the qualifications for a Cal Grant and would receive one if they were a state resident, up to $4,000 may be awarded
Certain qualifications and restrictions may apply; contact the Student Financial Services office for more information. (800) 862-7080, option 1. Award is given freshman year only.
Mostert Leadership Scholarship ($2,000)
Recognizes incoming freshmen for selected leadership roles held during their junior and/or senior years. Limited to two awards of this type per student and up to $2,000. Award is given freshman year only.
Campus Impact Scholarship ($1,000)
Offered to students actively participating in PUC orchestra, wind ensemble, iCantori, or Octet, CONNECT, or campus praise team. Renewed based upon satisfying requirements. (Limit one award per student.)
Legacy Scholarships ($1,500)
Recognizes families who have made a PUC collegiate experience part of their family tradition. Available to students with a parent or legal guardian who attended PUC for a minimum of two years or graduated from the college. Renewed for three years. (Under qualifying conditions, a 4th year may be approved.)
Live Local, Learn Local Scholarship ($1,500)
Available to students who graduate from a Napa, Sonoma, or Lake county high school or reside within Napa, Sonoma, or Lake counties. Certain qualifications and restrictions may apply; contact the Student Financial Services office for more information.
Pioneers Athletics Scholarships (varies)
Athletic merit aid is available to selected students participating in PUC’s varsity sports. Visit pioneersathletics.com to learn how to apply; contact respective coach for details.
International Student Scholarship (varies)
Available to freshmen international students with a GPA above 3.0.
National Merit, National Achievement & National Hispanic Recognition Awards
Given to academically talented, incoming freshmen who are designated as National Merit, National Achievement, or National Hispanic awardees. Scholars must be recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation or the College Board and declare PUC as their first-choice college by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation deadline. Awards apply to tuition only and are renewable with a 3.5 GPA.
Recipients are required to live in the residence halls.
Seventh-day Adventist Church Scholarships
PUC offers the following opportunities as a commitment to supporting a new generation of leaders for the Adventist church.
PUC/NAD 100 Percent Free Tuition Partnership
PUC offers 100 percent free tuition for students with a parent serving the SDA church through denominational employment. Students must have at least one parent who receives NAD educational assistance (per NAD Working Policy, Y 24 05) at 70 percent of PUC’s tuition cost to be eligible. Participation in this plan may result in ineligibility for other PUC financial aid as well as state and federal grants. Student must reside in the residence hall to be eligible.
Summer Ministries Leadership Match
PUC matches 100 percent of certified earnings that are applied to tuition by students who work at a SDA youth camp or in a youth ministry program in the summer prior to Fall quarter enrollment, up to $2,000.
Summer Literature Evangelism Match
PUC matches 100 percent of certified earnings that are applied to tuition by students who work as SDA literature evangelists in the summer prior to Fall quarter enrollment, up to $3,000.
Student Missions/Task Force Scholarships
These awards are available to qualified students who attend PUC the year following their service and are based on length of service.
Pacific Union Conference Education Endowment and Minority Scholarships
These awards are available through local SDA churches and conferences. Contact your pastor or local conference Office of Education for an application.
FAFSA application required
Awarded to students who have institutional need-based financial aid eligibility as calculated by PUC’s Student Financial Services office. Funds limited and distributed on first come basis. Eligibility can change from year to year.
Advanced Payment Discount
A 7 percent discount is available to students who pay the year’s balance in advance at Fall quarter registration (discount is pro-rated over three terms of the regular school year). A 2 percent discount is available to students who pay the quarter-in-advance at each term’s registration. These discounts are calculated on charges minus all aid (including loans).
An immediate family with two dependent students attending PUC at the same time will receive a tuition-only discount of $325 per student, per quarter; with three or more students, the discount is $375 per student, per quarter.
Transfer students are eligible for merit awards based on unweighted cumulative college GPA from all previous institutions attended. Awards are renewable for three years for transfer students who maintain full-time status and the required cumulative GPA at each scholarship level. (Under certain circumstances, a 4th year may be approved.)
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Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Scholarship ($1,500)
In recognition of community college students who wish to earn a baccalaureate degree from a four-year institution, PUC is proud to offer the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Scholarship. It is awarded to transfer students who are graduating from a California community college with an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or an Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T). Requirements:
- Obtain an ADT in an accepted program (see list)
- Meet PUC’s admissions requirements
- Submit official transcripts with the posted ADT degree from a California community college