Skip to main content
  • Home
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid and Scholarships


In 2018, the college of pharmacy provided $546,400 in student scholarships.

Scholarship Info

P1 Student Scholarships

The Dean's Top Ten Scholarship is offered to students who achieve application scores in the top ten of the incoming PharmD class. Recipients of this scholarship will be notified by the College of Pharmacy when their program acceptance letter is offered.

P2-P4 Student Scholarships

For P2-P4 students, the College of Pharmacy offers a variety of scholarships. Applications are distributed to student mail boxes the spring semester of each year.

Non-Resident Scholarships

The Non-Resident Scholarship is awarded to the 10 highest ranked, out-of-state students in the top 50% of the applicant pool.

The reimbursement covers the difference between nonresident and resident tuition and fee costs during your first year in the PharmD program. Recipients are expected to establish Utah state residency after successfully passing 40 credit hours in our PharmD program, which would generally occur at the end of their first professional year. The award is subject to a pay-back agreement should the student not be able, or chooses not to complete their PharmD degree.

Student Loans Info

Pharmacy Students

Stafford Unsubsidized

6% interest that begins to accrue with the first disbursement of your loan. This loan has a 6 month grace period to start paying back the loan after you graduate or after you fall below half-time enrollment. The maximum amount Pharmacy students can borrow for the academic year is $33,000.

Graduate Plus Loan

7% interest rate which will accrue with the first disbursement of yourloan. There is no borrowing limit but you cannot go over your cost of attendance. Must request this loan through the University of Utah Financial Aid office, the form can be found on their website: There is a 60 day grace period to start paying back the loan after you graduate or after you fall below half-time enrollment. NOTE: Graduate PLUS is based on credit, unlike Perkins or Stafford loans, and you must pass a credit background check.

Graduate Students

Health Professions Student Loan for Pharmacy Students

5% interest rate, which does not accrue while you are in school. This loan is based on need and it has a 12 month grace period. You must set up a time to meet with Shelly Reese, Program Manager – Professional Schools, in the Financial Aid Office to talk about the requirements of this loan. Funds are limited, and awards are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pharmacy students are eligible for a maximum of $3,500 per year.

Shelly Reese, Program Manager—Professional Schools

Shelly Reese is available to meet with you one-on-one to talk to you about any financial aid questions you might have. If you would like to set up an appointment time with her please call the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office at (801) 581-6211.

Financial Aid and Scholarships, 105 Student Services Building

For general information about how to apply for federal aid, please contact the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Website: Phone: (801) 581-6211 Email: or

Emergency Loan Program

Pharmacy students in need of financial aid may obtain emergency loans from the College at no interest. Application may be made at any time. Students should contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for more information


    All scholarship funds will be disbursed through your tuition account at the beginning of each term or when funds are received. Funds are first used to cover charges, then any remaining funds will be refunded to the student.

    Students may receive multiple scholarships, provided that no more than one is a tuition waiver.

    Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award offer 1-2 months following the respective scholarship deadline.