Costs, Financial Aid and Awards

PharmD Program

A UB education is an excellent value. As a public university, we are only a fraction of the cost of attending a private college or university of comparable quality and opportunity. 


Financial Aid

If you are a US citizen and need additional help financing your education, you can apply for financial aid by filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is an application for student aid that collects the basic information needed to determine your eligibility for all of the financial aid programs sponsored by the federal government. Refer to "FASFA Answers" below when completing your application.  

International students, see Information for International Students.

For more information visit UB’s Financial Aid website or call 716-645-8232 to make an appointment with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Financial Aid Advisor.

FAFSA Answers

Students should complete these FAFSA questions as follows:

  • Will you have your first bachelor’s degree before July 1?
    Answer YES
  • When you begin the school year, what will be your grade level?
    Enter 6 for 1st year graduate/professional OR Enter 7 for continuing graduate/professional or beyond
  • When you begin the school year, what degree or certificate will you be working on?
    Enter 8 for graduate or professional degree
  • At the beginning of the school year will you be working on a master’s or doctorate program (such as an MA, MBA, MD, JD, PhD, EdD or graduate certificate etc.)?
    Answer YES

As a graduate student, you are regarded as an independent student for federal financial aid purposes.

Scholarships and Awards

The UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences attracts academically talented students from across the world and supports their learning experience with scholarships by offering $350,000 in competitive scholarships annually, thanks to the generosity of alumni, friends, and various organizations and corporations.