Financial Aid for Pharm.D. Professional Program Students
Pharm.D. Program Cost of Attendance
UH College of Pharmacy Cost of Attendance, 2015-16
First-Year Pharm.D. Student
Student cost of education budgets are carefully developed based on the cost of living in this geographic area. With careful planning and budgeting, these budgets allow a financial aid recipient to maintain a modest standard of living. The costs listed below are the budget components for the 2015-2016 academic year for an off-campus student. These costs are based on full-time enrollment for a 9-month period. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the state Legislature and/or university action.
Tuition and fees for Texas Residents: $19,112
Tuition and fees for Nonresidents: $27,664
Room and Board: $11,060 (budget will be lower if living on campus or with parents)
Total Texas Residents: $39,072
Total Nonresidents: $58,684
Applying for Financial Aid
Students should apply for financial aid as soon as possible after January 1, even if they have not yet been admitted. All financial aid applicants must accept the offer of admission before aid can be awarded even if their financial aid file is complete.
To apply for financial aid, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Be sure to indicate 003652 for the University of Houston school code and complete the FAFSA as a Graduate/Professional Student (no parent information is required).
Soon after the FAFSA has been submitted to the Central Processor at the Department of Education, students will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). Students should review their SAR and make corrections to the Central Processor. At the same time that students receive their SAR, the UH Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid will receive the student's information electronically.
Types of Financial Aid
Following are forms of financial aid and education assistance for which incoming UH Pharm.D. professional program students may be eligible:
University-based scholarships and fellowships are awarded through the UH Graduate School for promising entering students of exceptional caliber. Students who receive University-based scholarships or fellowships upon admission/during first year typically are eligible to receive support over multiple years (depending on fund availability and the student continuing to meet all eligibility requirements for the specific award).
Although incoming Pharm.D. program students are not eligible for UH College of Pharmacy-based scholarships, students have the opportunity to apply for college scholarships beginning in the spring semester of their first year (P1). If selected to receive college-based scholarships, the awards will be made immediately before/after the start of the fall semester following the spring application period. College-based scholarships are awarded on an annual basis, as funds are available (students must apply each year).
Prospective UH College of Pharmacy students interested in financial assistance should meet the minimum criteria:
- Be enrolled for at least six hours
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Be registered with selective service, if required
- Be making satisfactory academic progress
- Be enrolled in a degree-seeking program
- Sign a certificate on refunds and defaults
- Submit the FAFSA by the priority due date of March 15
The College of Pharmacy has a financial aid officer available to answer questions and assist professional students with financial aid matters. All financial aid forms, applications and information for students are available online at the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid Web site and must be returned to the main financial aid office.