Tuition, Scholarships & Financial Aid

2019-20 PharmD Tuition & Fees 

Tuition Figures for each academic year can change.  Tuition figures are typically released in early-summer for the following academic year.

To see the PharmD tuition for the 2019-20 school year, please visit the  UW Tuition Rates page.  Be sure to select “Pharmacy” in the dropdown menu.

Important Note: Because our tuition rates are tied to the timing of state budget approval, the UW–Madison Budget Office is generally able to set and publish rates for the upcoming Fall and Spring semesters in early August. Generally, tuition rates for the PharmD program are posted shortly after the state budget approval. Tuition increases should be expected when budgeting.

UPDATE 12/7/18: The UW System Board of Regents approved a tuition plan increasing the PharmD tuition for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years. This tuition increase goes into effect for those admitted for the Fall 2019 semester (Class of 2023).

Please see our 2020 Estimated Cost of Attendance for the School of Pharmacy.

Doctor of Pharmacy 2019-20 Tuition (segregated fees not incl)
Resident of Wisconsin $23,711
Nonresident $41,554

Admission Deposit

Admission Offer before March 1, 2020
Initial acceptance deposit ($200) – due two weeks after offer
Final acceptance deposit ($300) – due March 1, 2020

Admission Offer after March 1, 2020
Full acceptance deposit ($500) – due two weeks after offer

Tuition figures should be expected to change each year. For more information, please visit UW Madison’s Tuition and Fees page. Be sure to select the Pharmacy program in the listing.

NOTE: Fourth year PharmD students must also pay tuition and mandatory fees for the summer semester, as the fourth year consists of three semesters of clinical rotations taken for academic credit.  The 2019 summer per-term tuition can be found here. Be sure to select the Pharmacy 4th Year option.

Minnesota Reciprocity

Minnesota resident tuition is determined by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. For updated Minnesota reciprocity information, please go to Minnesota-Wisconsin Tuition Reciprocity Agreement Application. Tuition for Minnesota Residents may also be altered once this figure is determined.



Thanks to the generosity of alumni, friends and various organizations/ corporations, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy is able to award scholarships every year. The number of scholarships available and their dollar amounts vary from year to year, depending on the funding received.

Learn more about School of Pharmacy Scholarships

Financial Aid

Office of Student Financial Aid
Phone: (608) 262-3060
Fax: (608) 262-9068
333 East Campus Mall #9701
Madison, WI 53715 

All students seeking financial aid who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens should maintain contact with the Office of Student Financial Aid. Financial aid applications are available from that office, or on their website. Financial aid for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree consists of loans and work-study. The PharmD Program is a professional program, and grants are not available to students in professional programs. Financial aid awards are based upon need. Many of the loans available have very favorable terms.  Pay close attention to financial aid deadlines; timely aid application is strongly encouraged. Late aid applicants may not receive a decision about aid until late in the summer. Do not hesitate to contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at any time for advice or assistance (PharmD students should make it clear that they are PharmD students).  A counselor will be glad to discuss your financial situation and try to help you find assistance.

Short-Term Loans

In addition to scholarships, the School of Pharmacy has limited funds available for short-term loans to all students enrolled in the School of Pharmacy. A student may have a maximum of $2000 outstanding in short-term loans. Short-term loans are meant to assist students until funds from major sources arrive. Therefore, the repayment date of short-term loans is as soon as possible, usually within one year of the date of the loan. Information about short-term loans is available through the Student Services Office.

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Loans

Students who are members of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) may apply for loans through the foundation. Please visit the NCPA’s website for more information: