Financing Your PharmD Degree

The USC School of Pharmacy is committed to helping all eligible students achieve their educational goals regardless of their economic status. More than 90 percent of USC Pharmacy students receive financial assistance. Several need-based low-interest loans, non-need-based loans and private loan programs are available. A number of scholarships are awarded each year to continuing students based on academic performance and/or financial need.

Types of Financial Aid

Each year, the School of Pharmacy awards $28 million in scholarships and loans through a combination of federal, university and private funds.

Educational Loan Programs: The majority of pharmacy students borrow from a variety of loan programs to fund their education. When determining the amount you borrow, students are encouraged to consider their level of indebtedness from previous academic programs. Loans are money you borrow that must be repaid with interest, and some loans may involve extra fees. Some loans are need-based, while others are not. Click here for an overview of the educational loan programs available through the USC School of Pharmacy’s Financial Aid Office.

Scholarships: USC and the USC School of Pharmacy award a variety of scholarships each year to new and continuing students based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, pharmacy interest and/or financial need. Click here for an overview of the scholarships available to new and continuing students through the USC School of Pharmacy’s Financial Aid Office.

Cost of Attendance

Tuition

Year 1 (Class of 2024)

Year 2 (Class of 2023) Year 3 (Class of 2022) Year 4 (Class of 2021)
Tuition $60,896 $60,896 $60,896 $60,896

Annual Student Fees

Year 1 (Class of 2024)

Year 2 (Class of 2023) Year 3 (Class of 2022)

Year 4 (Class of 2021)

Pharmacy Student Fees (includes life safety training and/or recertification, ExamSoft license, malpractice insurance, computer support, etc.) $650 $200 $200 $200
University Fees $157 $102 $102 $102
Student Health Center Fees
(Mandatory for all registered students)
$813 $813 $813 $813
Student Health Insurance Plan

(For information on how to waive Student Health
Insurance, visit USC Engemann Student Health Center)

$2,116 $2,116 $2,116 $2,116

Total Tuition and Fees

Year 1 (Class of 2024) Year 2 (Class of 2023) Year 3 (Class of 2022)

Year 4 (Class of 2021)

Total Tuition and Fees $64,632 $64,127 $64,127 $64,127

 

* Living expenses not included.

For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at pharmfao@usc.edu or 323.442.1466.