PharmD Program Tuition & Aid
Tuition & Fees
Students fund their education through a variety of means, including loans, grants, scholarships, and work. Approximately 85 percent of UK COP students fund their tuition and/or living expenses through loans. Please see the additional links for financial aid, loan, and scholarship information.
2020-2021 UK College of Pharmacy Tuition and Fees
- Kentucky Residents $28,662
- Non-Kentucky Residents $53,686
If admitted, a non-refundable tuition deposit is required to hold a seat of admission to the College. The deposit will be applied towards your PharmD tuition. The deposit required for Kentucky residents is $500 and the deposit for non-Kentucky residents is $800.
Tuition and fees are subject to change. Please check the UK Office of the Registrar website for current tuition rates and additional required fees. Students may view their assessed UK tuition and fees each semester through their myUK account. Questions regarding payment of tuition/fees should be directed to UK Student Account Services. Students will pay the amount based upon 4 years of enrollment. Please note the figures listed above are annual rates and may increase by 3 percent or more each academic year.
Federal Student Aid
Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online by the deadline. Please be aware that if you have not used the online service before, you must request a PIN number and that can take several days. Approximately 85-90% of UK College of Pharmacy students will fund their tuition through federal and/or private loans. Additional information will be provided on this topic at Early Orientation. Students usually take enough loans to cover tuition/books/living expenses/room/board/etc. Since including the income of parents is typically not required for professional students, most domestic students are eligible for substantial loans.
Note: When completing the FAFSA, use the University of Kentucky federal school code: 001989.
Every student at UK has a financial aid counselor to assist with questions and guidance. Find assistance at http://www.uky.edu/financialaid/find-your-counselor or contact Rene Maldonado with UKCOP.
Frequently Asked Questions
Financial aid and loan programs are increasingly important to students and families. The College hopes this information will help students make prudent and thoughtful decisions about financing their PharmD education.
You can direct questions about financial aid and loans to the UK Office of Student Financial Aid
UK Office of Student Financial Aid
128 Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY 40506
Title IV code: 001989
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school. All eligible students are encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every January to receive maximum loan options, as available.
UK's Financial Aid Deadline is March 15.
Eligible students should complete the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA online by UK's Priority Deadline as stated above. The FAFSA application is available online. To have your information sent to the University of Kentucky, enter school code: 001989. UK’s Financial Aid office will update myUK student accounts in mid-June with the amount of aid for which they qualify.
Because Pharm.D. students are considered Professional Students, they are no longer eligible for federal and state grants (Federal Pell Grant, Kentucky CAP grants, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant).
If a student has questions, the UK Office of Student Financial Aid can assist individuals with information regarding their personal accounts. Every UK student has a personal Financial Aid Counselor as listed on the Office of Financial Aid Contacts webpage.
Federal loans are administered by the UK Office of Student Financial Aid. Application for these loans requires that students complete the FAFSA each January. Specific details are available on the UK Office of Student Financial Aid Loans webpage regarding the loan options listed below:
Health Professions Loan
The HPSL is a federal student loan and is restricted to students seeking professional degrees in pharmacy, dentistry, or medicine. Loan amounts will vary according to the availability of funds. Applicants for this loan must include parental information on the FAFSA each year.
Loans for Disadvantaged Students
The LDS loan, a federal loan program, is restricted to students from low income and disadvantaged backgrounds seeking training in the health professions. The loan amount varies according to the availability of funds. Applicants for this loan must include parental information on the FAFSA each year.
Students can possibly borrow the difference between federal loans and the cost of education. UK's Office of Student Financial Aid provides information on alternative loans.
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) has a section on their website with some national scholarship information.
A variety of scholarships are available through the College, the University and even outside private organizations and foundations. The College encourages students to thoroughly investigate the types of funding opportunities that are available. This web page will provide additional information about scholarships organized and managed at the University of Kentucky.
UKCOP Scholarship Programs
Scholarships for academic excellence are available after the first professional year. Requirements include a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the College of Pharmacy. Average scholarship amount: $1,000. Applications are made available through the UK COP Office of Academic & Student Affairs, generally at the beginning of the Fall Semester.
A variety of scholarships recognizing academic and professional achievements, career interests and other student characteristics are also available to students after the first professional year. Applications are made available through the UK COP Office of Academic & Student Affairs, generally at the beginning of the Fall Semester.
Continuing Undergrad Scholarships
Students with a Kentucky (KEES) or UK (Legacy, Presidential, Singletary, Governor, Robinson) undergraduate scholarship such as those noted here (or others) may be able to continue that scholarship for a period of time depending on the criteria set by that scholarship. Contact the scholarship administrator directly or contact Sandy Copher in the UK Academic Scholarships office with questions regarding your eligibility to continue to receive the scholarship while in the PharmD program.
Contacts for Scholarship Questions
UK Undergraduate Scholarships
UK Office of Academic Scholarships
217 Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0054
UK Office of Student Financial Aid
128 Funkhouser Bldg.
Lexington, KY 40506-0054
859-257-3172, ext. 230