Tuition, Scholarships & Financial Aid

2016-17 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 2016-17 School year, please follow this link.  Be sure to select “Pharmacy” in the dropdown menu.

Important Note: The UW-System Board of Regents has approved a tuition increase plan for both Wisconsin residents and non-residents for certain programs, including the PharmD program (Please read below for Minnesota reciprocity information).  While the Board of Regents approval still requires final State of Wisconsin approval, it has been determined that the increase plan will likely be implemented.  Please read the important statement impacting tuition for the 2017 through 2019 academic years. These numbers should be used as guidelines only. Any student’s actual tuition costs will be determined by the Madison Budget Office and the Office of the Registrar, a few weeks before the beginning of a term.

Doctor of Pharmacy Current Tuition 2017-18 Increase 2017-18 Tuition 2018-19 Increase 2018-19 Tuition
resident $18,008 $1,765 $19,773 $1,938 $21,711
nonresident $32,809 $3,215 $36,024 $3,530 $39,554

  • Tuition Deposit: $500 (If admitted, a $500 nonrefundable tuition deposit is required to hold a position in the college. The deposit will be applied towards your PharmD tuition).

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 2016 summer per-term tuition can be found here. Be sure to select the Pharmacy 4th Year option.

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

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

Scholarships

2016 School of Pharmacy scholarship recipients

2016 School of Pharmacy scholarship recipients

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
http://www.finaid.wisc.edu/81.htm

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: http://www.ncpafoundation.org/