UT Tyler

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

Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy


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 2018-2019

The tuition rate for the first three years of the Pharm.D. program is $17,343 for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters. Starting in the summer of the third professional year, students begin their six-week Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs).These six-week APPEs continue in the the student's fourth professional year. APPE rotations may not be completed part-time. The tuition for academic year 2019-20 and beyond have not yet been finalized.

Full-Time Tuition Costs (Class of 2020-2022)
Program Year Semester Costs per Session Cost per Semester
Year 1 (Class of 2022) Fall N/A $17,343
  Spring N/A $17,343
Year 2 (Class of 2021) Fall N/A $17,343
  Spring N/A $17,343
Year 3 (Class of 2020)* Fall $8,671.50 $17,343
  Spring $8,671.50 $17,343
  Summer (APPE) N/A $11,598
Year 4 (Starting Fall 2019)# Fall (APPE) N/A $17,343
  Spring (APPE) N/A $17,343
  • *The Class of 2020 courses are offered in 8-week sessions. The tuition is divided into two equal parts; due prior to each session.
  • #Students in the Class of 2020 and beyond are required to take 6 of 7 APPE rotations. A student may elect to take a 7th rotation at no additional cost. The costs per semester is a flat rate and is the same regardless of the number of sessions completed in the semester. The tuition for academic year 2019-20 and beyond have not yet been finalized.
Full-Time Tuition Costs (Class of 2019)
Program Year Semester Costs per Session Cost per Semester
Year 4 (Class of 2019 only)^ Fall (APPE) $6,210 x 3 APPEs maximum $18,630
  Spring (APPE) $6,210 x 2 APPEs maximum $12,420
  • ^Students in the Class of 2019 are required to take 6 of 7 APPE rotations. Students will not be charged if the 7th rotation is omitted. APPE rotations are offered as two sessions occurring in summer (Year 3), three in fall (Year 4), and two in spring (Year 4).


Part-Time Tuition Rates for Academic Year 2018-2019 

Students may, on occasion, take coursework during the summer (year 1 and 2) or take 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. The tuition for academic year 2019-20 and beyond have not yet been finalized.

Part-Time Tuition Costs
Enrollment SCH 8 Week Session  15 Week Semester 6 or 8 Week Sessions
  (Non-APPE) (Class of 2020 Fall/Spring) (Class of 2021-2022) (Class of 2020-2022 Summer)
Year 1-3 (Fall, Spring, or Summer) 1 $1,511 $1,511 $1,511
  2 $2,950 $2,950 $2,950
  3 $4,388 $4,388 $4,388
  4 $5,827 $5,827 $5,827
  5 $7,266 $7,266 $7,266
  6 Full Time Rate $8,705 Full Time Rate
  7 Full Time Rate $10,138 Full Time Rate
  8 Full Time Rate $11,578 Full Time Rate
  9 Full Time Rate $13,018 Full Time Rate
  10 Full Time Rate $14,458 Full Time Rate
  11 Full Time Rate $15,897 Full Time Rate
  12 or more Full Time Rate Full Time Rate Full Time Rate
Year 3-4 6 SCH (APPE) N/A N/A Full Time Only


Tuition Payment Dates, Payment Plans, Emergency Loans, and Textbook Loan Programs

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. 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.

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

*****$450,000 in NEW scholarships*****

Funds are returned to the college if the candidate declines/withdraws admission.

Dean's Fellowship Award ($15,000 total)

  • $10,000 applied toward tuition and fees during the P1 year
  • $5,000 applied toward tuition and fees during the P2 year
  • Additional programming opportunities in 4 domains during P1 - P3 years:
    • Leadership
    • Academia
    • Research
    • Information Technology

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
  • Anderson‐Vukelja Scholarship in Pharmacy
  • Chuck Hopson Scholarship in Pharmacy
  • Fisch Award for Student Engagement
  • Fisch Award for Student Success
  • Harry Melvin Mason Scholarship in Pharmacy
  • Mike and Kathi Holbert Scholarship in Pharmacy
  • Rogers Foundation 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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