Affording Pacifica

The Pacifica Christian High School Financial Aid program is designed to make a Pacifica education possible for all families based on demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds. Pacifica is proud to use the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts.

To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $55 fee to submit, and you can share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity Application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select those schools.

If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available as well as email support at in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish. 
The deadline for completing the financial aid application including relevant supplemental documents for the 2023-2024 school year is February 1 for New Families and January 16 for Returning Families. Apply here.


Pacifica is a school that serves all neighborhoods. Our goal is to provide a challenging college preparatory environment, integrating faith and learning, to all who are passionate about our mission and meet the requirements for admission. The foundations and institutions below provide funds to support the tuition of Pacifica Christian High School students. Awards are given on an annual basis and are in addition to funds received from the Pacifica financial aid office.

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  • Christian Ministry Scholarship

    The Christian Ministry Scholarship is given to a student whose parent or guardian is involved in pastoral work or ministry. Awards are based on need and merit.

    Eligible Applicants:
    • Eligible to both incoming and current students
    • Minimum of a  3.0 grade point average
    • Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to reapply
    Application Process:
    • Complete the required portion of the FAST application for this scholarship.
    • Submit a FAST financial aid application
    • Reapply for funding each year
  • In Christo Vera Educatio

    The In Christo Vera Educatio Foundation (ICVE) exists to help support students with need who are passionate about pursuing an education that integrates the liberal arts and Christian faith. Awards range from $3,000 – $10,000 per year. Financial aid awards for In Christo applicants may be delayed, pending review of In Christo Application. Awards are based on need, merit, and the quality of the application.

    Eligible Applicants:
    • Eligible to only current students
    • A 3.0 minimum grade point average
    • A 3.0 grade point average must be earned to reapply
    Application Process:
    • Application by invitation only
  • Peter & Cynthia Olmstead Scholarship

    Peter left an indelible mark on Pacifica Christian High School. As a member of the founding committee and a pioneer on the board, he exemplified leadership, courage, and stepped out in faith to establish Pacifica. If not for Peter and his wife Cynthia Pacifica Christian would have only been an idea. Cynthia cares deeply about the Westside, education, young people and Peter’s legacy. Their work has impacted thousands and is a testimony to the Pacifica mission, one they helped craft, of thinking and living well.

    The Peter & Cynthia Olmstead Award honors students who show an aptitude to complete a rigorous course of academic study, an inclination toward a virtuous way of living and potential for leadership. The award is given to students who might utilize their Pacifica for good while in high school and well into the future.
    Awards are based on significant financial need and a record of superior academic performance.

    Eligible Applicants:
    • Eligible to both incoming and current students
    • Minimum of a 3.6 grade point average
    Application Process:
    • Students will automatically be considered based on their FAST application and academic performance.

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    Ms. Jessica Lewis 

    Director of Finance and Operations
    310-828-7015 Ext 108

Pacifica Christian High School

A college-preparatory, Christian, liberal arts high school in the heart of Santa Monica.