School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy at UMKC offers a 2+4 year Doctor of Pharmacy degree and two disciplines within the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program administered by the School of Graduate Studies – Pharmacology and Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Financial aid is awarded to students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and are admitted to a degree-seeking program at UMKC. The amount and types of aid a student can receive are based on EFC, dependency status, residency, level in school, and degree type.

Undergraduate Pre-Pharmacy

Pre-Pharmacy years 1 and 2 of the 2+4 program are considered undergraduate, thus require students to include parent information on the FAFSA. Students complete these first two years of coursework on the Volker campus.

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What does my program cost?

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is a student’s total budget for a given semester or academic year.  Students are awarded financial aid up to their COA. Tuition is charged at a flat-rate.

What are my financial aid options?

What else do I need to know?

  • A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling are required for student loans and can be completed at studentloans.gov.
  • Parent PLUS loans are awarded up to the student’s COA after all other student aid has been taken into consideration. PLUS loans are credit-based and require an additional application.

Undergraduate Pharm.D.

(No Bachelor’s Degree)

First-year Pharm.D. (P1) students that have not completed a bachelor’s degree prior to beginning coursework are considered undergraduate. Therefore, parent information is required on the FAFSA.  Afterwards, P2-P4 years in Pharm.D. will be considered graduate at which time students can receive graduate/professional level financial aid and not be required to provide parental data.

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What does my program cost?

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is a student’s total budget for a given semester or academic year.  Students are awarded financial aid up to their COA. Tuition is charged at a flat-rate.

What are my financial aid options?

What else do I need to know?

  • As a student in the School of Pharmacy, your academic program for a given year begins with the fall semester and ends with the summer semester.
  • A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling are required for student loans and can be completed at studentloans.gov.
  • Parent PLUS loans are awarded up to the student’s COA after all other student aid has been taken into consideration. PLUS loans are credit-based and require an additional application.

Professional Pharm.D.

Students entering Pharm.D. and have previously earned a bachelor’s degree are considered graduate level during the entire program, years P1-P4.  Therefore, parent information is not required on the FAFSA.

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What does my program cost?

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is a student’s total budget for a given semester or academic year.  Students are awarded financial aid up to their COA. Tuition is charged at a flat-rate.

What are my financial aid options?

What else do I need to know?

  • As a student in the School of Pharmacy, your academic program for a given year begins with the fall semester and ends with the summer semester.
  • Students completing summer IPPE rotations are not eligible for financial aid. Students completing summer APPE rotations can receive financial aid for living expenses.
  • A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling are required for student loans and can be completed at studentloans.gov.
  • Grad PLUS loans are awarded up to the student’s COA after all other student aid has been taken into consideration. PLUS loans are credit-based and require an additional application.

Ph.D. Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy collaborates with the School of Graduate Studies to offer two interdisciplinary programs: Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacology and Toxicology.  Students in these programs are considered graduate level and are not required to include parent information on the FAFSA.

Learn more

What does my program cost?

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is a student’s total budget for a given semester or academic year.  Students are awarded financial aid up to their COA. Tuition is charged at a flat-rate.

What are my financial aid options?

What else do I need to know?

  • In order to remain eligible for financial aid, students must maintain enrollment of at least half-time status every semester, which is 5 hours for graduate students.
  • A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling are required for student loans and can be completed at studentloans.gov.
  • Grad PLUS loans are credit-based and are awarded up to the student’s COA after all other student aid has been taken into consideration.