Monthly Archives: March 2016

Don’t Miss April College Days at PUC!


If you’ve been procrastinating and haven’t yet decided where to attend school this coming fall, spring is a great time to visit a few college campuses to start figuring out where you want to go. If you’ve never been to Pacific Union College, here are a few reasons why it’s worth adding us to your list of colleges to visit! We invite you to come to our final College Days event of the year on April 10-12, or you can visit on your own for a more personalized experience.

April College Days is a jam-packed event where you will experience PUC with about 100 other visiting students. In addition to campus visit standards like touring the campus, talking with a professor in your major of interest, and eating in our Dining Commons, you will also get a glimpse into what it’s really like to be a student at PUC:

  • Stay in one of PUC’s seven residence halls
  • Worship with our campus community
  • Sit in on actual college classes
  • Learn about finances at a special Financial Aid Workshop
  • Experience the nearby town of St. Helena (including a free movie!)
  • Have fun at Pier 39 in San Francisco
  • And so much more!

To register for April College Days, or to set up an individual visit, go to Scheduled campus visits are offered Monday through Thursday at 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, and 2 PM.

We look forward to having you on campus!

Your PUC Financial Checklist

There are several resources available to your family while you navigate the process of paying for a Christian college education. The Finance page of our Admissions website has examples of financial aid package, tips for finding your bottom line, and other helpful information. Our blog has a Finance section full of useful tips for college finances, including several lists of outside scholarships available to high school seniors from sites like Fastweb and more.

The Student Financial Services office at PUC also has Financial Counselors available by email or phone if you need help with anything related to finances. Feel free to email or call 800-862-7080, option 1 if you have questions.

Below is a short financial checklist to help keep your family on track as you make plans for college.

  1. Start by filling out PUC’s Financial Aid Application. This basic form is needed to verify certain information that is not on the FAFSA.
  2. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The U.S. Department of Education uses the FAFSA to determine how much federal aid you’re eligible for, including grants and loans. PUC’s FAFSA code is 001258. Pro tip: If you (or your parents) haven’t done your taxes yet, you can use estimated numbers to submit the FAFSA, and update the application later once once you have filed your taxes.
  3. Once our Student Finance office has this information, they will start working on putting together a personalized financial aid estimate for you, which will show approximately how much per month it would cost for you to attend PUC.
  4. Talk with your Financial Counselor if you have any questions about your estimate and whether your family needs more aid.

If you have questions about what you can be working on when it comes to college finances, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Student Financial Services office!

Editor’s note: This is dated material and does not necessarily reflect how the student financial services office at PUC and the financial process currently operates. Please contact your financial counselor for more information.