UT Tyler

Tuition and Fees, Financial Aid, Scholarships and Tuition Reimbursement Programs

Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy

NEW! Incoming Student Scholarships

Available for Class of 2022

Claude Stanford Smotherman Scholarship in Pharmacy - NEW for Fall 2018!

  • $5,000 Scholarship for four Fisch College of Pharmacy students entering the program in 2018.
  • Selection criteria includes the admission application, on-site interview assessments, and financial need.
  • To apply, submit the following:
    1. Letter of Interest: Submit a letter of interest explaining how the Claude Stanford Smotherman Scholarship will help you achieve your professional goals. Letters of interest may be sent to the Awards Committee by emailing pharmacy@uttyler.edu.
    2. Financial Aid: Submit your financial aid information to The University of Texas at Tyler by including the UT Tyler Code 011163 on FAFSA or TASFA.
  • DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIALS:*
    • March 1, 2018: Priority given to candidates interviewed between Oct 1 and Feb 28.

    • May 1, 2018: Priority given to candidates interviewed between Oct 1 and May 28.

      *Individuals applying for the March 1, 2018 deadline do not need to reapply for the May 1st deadline. Scholarship applications will automatically be included in the May 1, 2018 deadline

Early Commitment Scholarship

  • $1,000 Scholarship and $200 Seat Deposit Waiver available for incoming Fisch College of Pharmacy students.
  • Scholarship candidates must apply and complete an admission interview EARLY in the application cycle.
  • Applicants do not have to be a PharmCAS Early Decision Applicant.
  • Preference is given to those offered admission prior to March 1, 2018.
  • Selection criteria includes admission application and on-site interview assessments.
  • A separate scholarship application is not required.

Incoming Student Scholarship funds may only be applied to Fisch College of Pharmacy tuition. Funds are returned to the college if the candidate declines/withdraws admission.

 

Tuition and Fee Schedule

The FCOP tuition rate is similar to other colleges of pharmacy which do not receive state funding.

Tuition includes fees and other academic expenses associated with the Pharm.D. program including: 

  • Courses taken at UT Tyler as part of the Pharm.D. curriculum;
  • UT Tyler required student fees such as student services fees, instructional support fee, intercollegiate athletics fee, medical service fee, recreational facility fee, student union fee, etc.;
  • Electronic texts for required Pharm.D. courses; and
  • Access to physical textbooks for required Pharm.D. courses when electronic texts are not available. 

The tuition does not cover:

  • UT Tyler courses taken to satisfy the Texas Core Curriculum or another degree program;
  • Elective courses that are not approved as part of the Pharm.D. curriculum; 
  • Course audit fees for courses at UT Tyler and/or FCOP.
  • Books & supplies for elective Pharm.D. coursework, non-Pharm.D. approved coursework, or Texas Core Curriculum courses; 
  • Costs associated with on campus housing, meal plans, and parking; and
  • Late fees for registration, payment installment fees and emergency loan origination fees for the cashier’s office, parking tickets, etc.

All tuition and fee charges are billed according to the Texas Education Code Chapter 54 and the University of Texas Board of Regents. Students may not enter a class or laboratory until payment of tuition and fees has been arranged. Payment due dates and times are published by the UT Tyler Cashiers Office. Students will be dropped from all classes for nonpayment after the published deadline.

Tuition Rates for Academic Year 2017-2018

The tuition rate for the first three years of the Pharm.D. program is $17,253 for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. Each semester is divided into two 8-week sessions with $8,625.50 due prior to the start of each 8-week academic session.

Starting in the summer of the third professional year, students begin their six-week Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs). Tuition for the APPE six-week sessions is $6,161.79 with two sessions occurring in summer, three in fall, and three in spring. Students are anticipated to take eight 6-week APPE sessions, however students have the option of not participating in one rotation. Tuition and fees will not be charged for that omitted session. Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is not yet established.

Full-Time Tuition Costs
Program Year Semester Costs per Session Cost per Semester
Year 1 Fall $8,626.50 $17,253.00
  Spring $8,626.50 $17,253.00
Year 2 Fall $8,626.50 $17,253.00
  Spring $8,626.50 $17,253.00
Year 3 Fall $8,626.50 $17,253.00
  Spring $8,626.50 $17,253.00
  Summer $6,161.79 $12,323.58
Year 4 Fall $6,161.79 $18,485.37
  Spring $6,161.79 $18,485.37

 

Students may, on occasion, take coursework during the summer (year 1 and 2) or a reduced academic load in the fall and/or spring. Tuition and fees for part-time enrollment is based upon the number of semester credit hours taken per session. There is no part-time enrollment for students on their APPEs.

Part-Time Tuition Costs
Enrollment SCH Cost per Session
Part-Time 1 $1,688.25
Part-Time 2 $3,155.00
Part-Time 3 $4,621.75
Part-Time 4 $6,100.50
Part-Time 5 $7,579.25
Part-Time 6-10 $8,626.50

 

Additional information on tuition payment dates, payment plans, emergency loans, and textbook loan programs is available through the the UT Tyler Cashier's Office.

Cost of Attendance Planning Guide

There are anticipated expenses that are associated with attending the FCOP. Some of these expenses will occur in specific years of the program, while others occur annually. These expenses are not included in the Pharm.D. tuition. 

The 2016-2017 estimated full-time cost of attendance (fall and spring only) is $45,455 (on campus housing) and $57,007 (off-campus housing). This includes estimated costs for direct and in-direct costs: tuition/feeds, room/board, books/supplies, transportation, personal, loan fees, etc.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled into the Pharm.D. program are recognized by UT Tyler as graduate/professional students whether or not the student has completed a bachelor’s degree. Candidates applying to the Pharm.D. program or who are enrolled in the program, can request graduate/professional level financial aid when submitting their FAFSA and indicating UT Tyler on the application (FAFSA Code 011163). Typically students will apply for more than one financial aid program. Financial aid options include, but are not limited to Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct Graduate PLUS Loans, and Private Loans. 

Financial aid is typically requested each spring for the next fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students requesting financial aid for summer coursework may request aid for those courses along at the same time as the fall and spring semesters. Additional information on financial aid options is available through UT Tyler Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. 

  • Undergraduate-Level Financial Aid: Students completing the undergraduate pharmacy prerequisites may be candidates for undergraduate-level financial aid and scholarships.
  • Professional- and Graduate-Level Financial Aid: Students who are accepted into the Pharm.D. program are recognized by UT Tyler as graduate/professional students whether or not the student has completed a baccalaureate degree. Students considering financial aid options should be evaluating graduate/professional level financial aid for the fall semester and onward. Financial aid requests require the FAFSA to be submitted to The University of Texas at Tyler, Code 011163.

Payment Plans

Pharmacy students may enroll in a five (5)-installment payment plan or an Emergency Loan each fall and spring semester. The installments plan and the Emergency Loan covers the expenses for tuition and fees as well as housing, meal plans and textbooks paid to UT Tyler for the semester. Tests, off campus textbook purchases, supplies, insurance or other expenses are not covered by payment plans. The five (5)-installment plan is not available for the summer semesters.

Tuition Exemptions and Waivers

Pharm.D. students are typically not eligible for tuition exemptions or waivers. Exceptions may include when a Pharm.D. student takes non-pharmacy courses during the first and second summer of the program or if a student is eligible for a federally sponsored exemption.

  • Tuition exemptions are a type of financial assistance that allows certain Texas residents to attend a public college or university in Texas without paying tuition, or in some cases, tuition and fees. Pharm.D. students are not eligible for state supported tuition exemptions (e.g. Hazlewood Exemption). However, students may be eligible for federal programs. Tuition exemptions may apply to students taking classes at UT Tyler during the first and second summers during the program.
  • Tuition waivers allow certain students who are not Texas residents to reduce the cost of tuition to in-state rates. The Pharm.D. tuition rate is the same for in-state and out-of-state students, therefore these waivers would not apply for college of pharmacy classes. Waivers may apply to students taking classes at UT Tyler during the first and second year summer semesters.

UT Tyler Scholarships

Incoming first year pharmacy students who have previously taken coursework at UT Tyler may apply for scholarships designated for returning students. Current pharmacy students with no prior coursework at UT Tyler become eligible for scholarships designated for returning UT Tyler students after session 1 of the first professional year. UT Tyler Scholarships range in criteria, requirements and amounts. Interested students should contact the College of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs for additional information. 

Pharm.D. students MAY be eligible for the following UT Tyler Scholarships:

Pharm.D. students are NOT eligible for the following UT Tyler Scholarships:

  • UT Tyler Staff, Spouse, and Dependent Scholarships
  • UT Tyler Graduate Scholarship for Returning Students
  • UT Tyler New Graduate Fellowship
  • UT Tyler New Freshman Scholarships
  • UT Tyler Scholarships for Transfer Students

UT Tyler Scholarships for Incoming Pharmacy Students (NEW)

Incoming Student Scholarship funds may only be applied to Fisch College of Pharmacy tuition. Funds are returned to the college if the candidate declines/withdraws admission.

Claude Stanford Smotherman Scholarship in Pharmacy - NEW for Fall 2018!

  • $5,000 Scholarship for four Fisch College of Pharmacy students entering the program in 2018.
  • Selection criteria includes the admission application, on-site interview assessments, and financial need.
  • Additional information and the scholarship application form will be available on our website in Jan 2018

Fisch College of Pharmacy Early Commitment Scholarship – NEW for Fall 2018!

  • $1,000 Scholarship and $200 Seat Deposit Waiver available for incoming Fisch College of Pharmacy students.
  • Scholarship candidates must apply and complete an admission interview EARLY in the application cycle.
  • Applicants do not have to be a PharmCAS Early Decision Applicant.
  • Preference is given to those offered admission prior to March 1, 2018.
  • Selection criteria includes admission application and on-site interview assessments.
  • A separate scholarship application is not required.

Fisch College of Pharmacy Early Decision Scholarship – STARTS in Fall 2019!

  • $3,000 Scholarship (maximum) available for Fisch College of Pharmacy applicants admitted through PharmCAS Early Decision application process.

UT Tyler Scholarships for Returning Students Designated for Pharmacy Students

  • Alton and Abbie Lee Pratt Endowed Scholarship
  • Bob and Lou Rogers Endowed Scholarship
  • Donald and Shirley Chase Scholarship
  • JS Hudnall Endowed Academic Scholarship
  • Jack and Barbara Phillips Scholarship
  • John and Marsha Nelson Endowed Scholarship
  • Joseph Z and Louise Ornelas Scholarship
  • Maurine Genecov Muntz Endowed Academic Scholarship
  • Nina Rogers Memorial Scholarship
  • Patriot Golf Classic Endowed Scholarship
  • President George H.W. Bush Scholarship

Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy Scholarships

  • Mike and Kathi Holbert Scholarship in Pharmacy
  • Chuck Hobson Scholarship in Pharmacy
  • Anderson‐Vukelja Scholarship in Pharmacy
  • Harry Melvin Mason Scholarship in Pharmacy
  • Rogers Foundation Scholarship in Pharmacy
  • Dean's Circle of Excellence Scholarship in Pharmacy

External Scholarships, Loan Repayment and Tuition Assistance Programs

Students may apply for scholarships and tuition assistance programs through specific funding organizations. These applications are outside of the College of Pharmacy. In addition, many national organizations and corporations may have scholarships and/or tuition assistance programs available for their student members and/or employees.

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