Parent of a Student

Where to attend college is a family decision. We provide families all the information they need to navigate the FPU admissions process from first visit to first class.

Why FPU?

Why choose FPU? Find out what makes us stand out among all the choices out there, then visit our four year planning guide to help you & your student prepare for life as a Sunbird during their high school years.

Why FPU?  Four Year Planning Guide

Financial aid

FPU was recently named to two different lists as a Top-10 Most Affordable Universities in the nation. We offer a variety of federal, state and private financial aid programs to assist students. More than 97 percent of FPU students receive financial assistance in the form of scholarships, loans, grants and many on-campus employment opportunities. Last year we awarded more than $29 million in financial aid.

Find financial aid

Visit campus

Fresno Pacific University has a community aspect that must be experienced to be believed, so we highly encourage you to visit us. Schedule a visit to take a tour of the campus, grab a latte from the coffee shop, and get to know an admission counselor.

Visit Campus

Housing Options

Fresno Pacific University offers a variety of housing options to students. From freshmen modules to upper-classmen houses, everyone can participate in FPU’s vibrant on-campus community.

View all housing options

Stay connected

With your student

Send a letter or a care package
Sunny Sunbird (or your student's name)
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Ave.
Fresno, CA 93702

Care Packages
We offer four care packages sent throughout the school year:

  • One in October
  • One before fall finals
  • A valentine in February
  • One before spring finals

Order online at fresno.edu/carepackage

More treats
Surprise your student with a special treat! Whether it’s for a birthday or an "A" on a test, let them know you think they are special by ordering a treat individually prepared just for them.

With the university

  1. Sign up to receive the parent e-newsletter.
  2. Pacific is the university magazine mailed out twice yearly. Read past issues
  3. Like us on Facebook.
  4. Follow us on Twitter.
  5. Follow us on Instagram.
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