Scholarships, Grants, and Loans

There are many types of financial assistance for ACPHS students enrolled on a full-time basis. Below is a list of scholarship and grant programs available from the federal government, New York State, and through the College itself.

To be eligible for these scholarship and grants, students are required to file the FAFSA each year within the priority deadlines.

Federal Grants and Loans

FEDERAL GRANTS

Federal Pell Grants
Students may apply for the federal Pell grant by filing the FAFSA. Grants are available to students who qualify, based upon need as determined by the federal methodology formula. The Office of Financial Aid must receive a valid ISIR for processing of the Pell grant payment. Awards range from $600 to $5,815 per year for full-time enrollment, contingent upon congressional approval of funds and the expenses at the College. Students must maintain satisfactory progress toward their first undergraduate degree.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Awards may range from $320 to $1,600 per year for Pell-eligible students. Funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to students with the greatest need. Students filing the FAFSA are automatically considered, based on financial need.

Veterans Administration Educational Benefits
Chapters 30, 32, 33, 35 and 1606 of the U.S. Code established federal rules and regulations for educational benefits for veterans and their dependents. The benefits are administered as monthly stipends by the Veterans Administration. Veterans also may receive contributory benefits if they choose to participate in this program during their service in the military. Applications and information are available at the local Veterans Administration offices. Additional information concerning benefits is also available online at www.gibill.va.gov.

Bureau of Indian Affairs Scholarship
Eligibility is restricted to students with financial need who are at least one-fourth American Indian, Eskimo or Aleut and are enrolled members of a tribe, band or group recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office. Application must be made each year through the NY Liaison Office, Federal Building, Room 523, South Clinton Street, Syracuse, NY 13202. In addition, first-time applicants must obtain tribal certification from the bureau agency or tribal office that records the enrollment for the tribe.

FEDERAL LOAN PROGRAMS

Federal student loans are available to students to help meet educational expenses. Federal student loan programs offer low interest rates and, when used with discretion, provide an affordable option to meet the cost of a quality education.

The College participates in the Federal Direct Loan program. Students should complete the Electronic Master Promissory Note (E-MPN) for the Stafford, Parent Loan for Undergraduate Student (PLUS) and Graduate PLUS programs at www.studentloans.gov. The E-MPN is a 10-year serial promissory note used for all Stafford and PLUS loan borrowing while attending the College.

Students will complete the Stafford loan E-MPN during the first year of attendance. Annual eligibility for Stafford loans will be communicated through the online financial aid system. Students must accept or decline Stafford loan funds through that system annually. Transfer students or students with prior loan history will be required to complete a new Stafford loan E-MPN in order to borrow at ACPHS.

Parents interested in borrowing the PLUS loan will complete the PLUS E-MPN during the student’s first year of attendance. Parents must apply for a loan annually.

Graduate students interested in borrowing the Graduate PLUS loan will complete the PLUS E-MPN. Students and parents may complete the E-MPN forms by logging into www.studentloans.gov. Students and parents without internet access may request paper MPN forms directly from the Office of Financial Aid.

The Stafford and PLUS E-MPN forms must be submitted to the US Department of Education, P.O. Box 5692, Montgomery,  AL 36103, by June 1 to ensure payment for fall semester expenses. All federal loans are certified for a full academic year (two semesters). Federal loans are disbursed in two payments, with approximately one-half of the total loan amount disbursed each semester.

Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
The Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford loan is available to students with financial need. Repayment of the loan begins six months after the student graduates, withdraws or drops to less than half-time attendance. The interest is subsidized (paid) by the federal government during in-school periods.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Eligibility for this program is not based upon financial need. The borrower is responsible for the interest that accrues while in school. Repayment of the loan principal begins six months after the student graduates, withdraws or drops to less than half-time attendance.  Borrowers may receive both subsidized and unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford loans totaling up to the applicable Stafford limit if they do not qualify for the total amount permitted under the Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford loan program.

Direct Stafford Loan Annual Limits

Dependent Undergraduate Students

  • Freshman: $5,500 ($3,500 between base subsidized and unsubsidized, plus an additional $2,000 unsubsidized)
  • Sophomore: $6,500 ($4,500 between base subsidized and unsubsidized, plus an additional $2,000 unsubsidized)
  • Junior or Senior: $7,500 ($5,500 between base subsidized and unsubsidized, plus an additional $2,000 unsubsidized)

Aggregate Loan Limits - $31,000 (up to $23,000 may be subsidized)

Independent Undergraduate and Graduate Students

  • Freshman: $9,500 ($3,500 between base subsidized and unsubsidized, plus an additional $6,000 unsubsidized)
  • Sophomore: $10,500 ($4,500 between base subsidized and unsubsidized, plus an additional $6,000 unsubsidized)
  • Junior or Senior: $12,500 ($5,500 between base subsidized and unsubsidized, plus an additional $7,000 unsubsidized)
  • Graduate/Professional: $20,500 unsubsidized
  • Doctor of Pharmacy Only: $33,000 unsubsidized

Aggregate Loan Limits

  • $57,500 (including $23,000 base subsidized and unsubsidized) for undergraduate students
  • $138,500 (up to $65,500 may be subsidized) for students in Master Degree programs
  • $224,000 (up to $65,000 may be subsidized) for students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program

Direct PLUS Loan Annual Limits

  • Parent PLUS loan - Cost of attendance minus other financial aid, per dependent student
  • Graduate PLUS loan - Cost of attendance minus other financial aid 

Aggregate Loan Limits - None 

Federal Direct Stafford Loan Interest Rates
The interest rate for undergraduate unsubsidized loans made after July 1, 2015 is fixed at 4.29%. The following schedule shows the annual changes in the fixed interest rates on undergraduate subsidized loans:

  • 3.4% for loans first disbursed between 7/1/11 - 6/30/12
  • 3.4% for loans first disbursed between 7/1/12 - 6/30/13
  • 3.86% for loans first disbursed between 7/1/13 - 6/30/14
  • 4.66% for loans first disbursed between 7/1/14 - 6/30/15
  • 4.29% for loans first disbursed between 7/1/15 - 6/30/16
  • 3.76% for loans first disbursed between 7/1/16 – 6/30/17

The interest rates for graduate and professional unsubsidized loans first disbursed between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017 is fixed at 5.31%.

The rate for loans disbursed prior to July 1, 2006 is variable (subject to change each year) but does not exceed 8.25%. Variable interest rates are adjusted each year on July 1.

Federal Direct PLUS and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Interest Rates
The interest rate for Direct PLUS Loans is a fixed rate of 6.31%. Interest is charged on Direct PLUS Loans during all periods, beginning on the date of your loan's first disbursement. In addition to interest, you pay a loan origination fee that is a percentage of the principal amount of each Direct PLUS Loan that you receive. This fee helps reduce the cost of making these low-interest loans.

The US Department of Education will deduct the fee before you receive any loan money, so the loan amount you actually receive will be less than the amount you have to repay.  Dependent students whose parents have applied for, but were unable to obtain a PLUS Loan, are eligible to receive additional Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan funds.

Federal Direct Consolidation Loan
For federal student loans in grace or repayment status. This program allows students to combine their debt into one lower payment. Repayment Schedules available:

  • Standard Repayment Plan
  • Extended Repayment Plan
  • Graduated Repayment Plan
  • Revised Pay As You Earn Repayment Plan (REPAYE)
  • Pay As You Earned Plan (PAYE)
  • Income Contingent Repayment Plan (ICR)
  • Income-Based Repayment Plan (IBR)
  • Income Sensitive Repayment Plan

Interest Rate: Weighted average with 8.25% cap.

Federal Health Professions Student Loan
The HPSL program is offered by ACPHS to Doctor of Pharmacy students in the professional years of the program demonstrating financial need through an analysis of the FAFSA. Verified Income and resources of student, spouse and parent(s) must be considered, regardless of the dependency status of a student. The maximum loan is $2,500 plus tuition, not to exceed total costs less all resources. This loan carries a 5% interest rate, which does not accrue until 12 months after graduation or termination of studies. Students awarded a HPSL loan will complete a Master Promissory Note with the College. Funds are extremely limited.

Federal Perkins Loan
Perkins loans are limited by the amount of federal funding allocated to the College. Eligibility is based upon financial need and the receipt of a valid FAFSA by the priority deadline. This loan carries a 5% interest rate, which does not accrue until nine months after graduation or termination of studies. Students awarded a Perkins loan will complete a Master Promissory Note with the College. Funds are extremely limited.

Federal Work Study
Funded through federal and College funds.  Eligibility is based upon financial need and the receipt of a valid FAFSA by the priority deadline. Students exhibiting financial need may seek a work study position on campus or at an approved off-campus site. Students working on-campus are paid an hourly wage and generally work 3 to 6 hours per week during the academic year. Students may work up to a maximum of 20 hours per week in extraordinary cases, with permission from the Vice President of Enrollment Management.

New York and Vermont State Scholarships and Grants

The Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) administers the New York State programs of financial assistance to undergraduate students. Questions concerning any of the programs described below may be addressed by contacting the Office of Financial Aid. Students may also contact HESC at (888) NYS-HESC or www.hesc.ny.gov.

Eligibility

In order to receive payment under New York State financial assistance programs, students must:

  • Be a legal resident of New York State for at least one year prior to the start of the term;
  • Be a United States Citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Study at an approved postsecondary institution in New York State (NYS)
  • Have graduated from high school in the United States, earned a high school equivalency diploma by passing a Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) formally known as a GED, or passed a federally approved "Ability to Benefit" test as defined by the Commissioner of the State Education Department;
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student taking 12 or more credits (applicable toward your degree program) per semester
  • Be matriculated in an approved program of study and be in good academic standing with at least a "C" average as of the 4th semester payment;
  • *Be enrolled as a full-time student taking twelve or more credits applicable toward the degree program, per semester to receive TAP;
  • Be in compliance with the terms of any service condition imposed by a NYS award;
  • Meet income requirement.
  • Be charged at least $200 tuition per year
  • Not be in default on any state or federal student loan or on any repayment of state awards 

* Credit-bearing courses in the student's minimum full-time course load (12 semester hours or the equivalent) must consist of courses applicable to the student's program of study as a general education requirement, major requirement, or elective.

Table 2: Pursuit of Program Requirement for New York State Awards

In order to receive New York State awards, a student is required to receive a passing or failing grade (A-F letter grade) in a certain percentage of courses each term, depending upon the number of state award payments that a student has received. The percentage is determined according to the following schedule:

  • 1 or 2 payments must receive a grade for 50% of minimum full-time requirement (6 credit hours each semester)
  • 3 or 4 payments must receive a grade for 75% of minimum full-time requirement (9 credit hours each semester)
  • 5 or more payments must receive a grade for 100% (12 credit hours each semester)

> Pursuit of Program: a requirement that the student complete a certain percentage of credits each term. 

> Satisfactory Academic Progress: a requirement that the student earns a specified number of credits and achieves a specified cumulative grade-point average each term. 

> Be free of debt from a defaulted guaranteed student loan. If the student previously has defaulted on a guaranteed student loan, he or she may reestablish eligibility for state financial aid through the Renewed Eligibility for Financial Aid program. Contact the Loans Division of HESC at (888) NYS-HESC for information regarding the REFA program.

New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

In the 2015-2016 year, TAP will provide a tuition award from $500 to $5,165 per year. The award schedules are determined by the state legislature during the annual state budget process. The award is based upon the total of the NYS taxable income reported for the student, spouse and parent(s) on the 2015 NYS tax forms. The TAP award is not a loan and does not have to be repaid. To receive a TAP award as an undergraduate student, the total of the NYS taxable incomes of the student, spouse and parent(s) cannot exceed $80,000.

TAP Application Procedures

The student must file the FAFSA by May 1 in order to receive a TAP award for the following academic year. HESC will use information provided on the FAFSA to generate a TAP award.

ACPHS’s undergraduate TAP code is 0995. This code should be reported for the first four years of study in the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program and all years of study in the bachelor’s degree programs.

Standard of Satisfactory Academic Progress for the Purpose of Determining Eligibility for State Student Aid

Program: Baccalaureate Program
Calendar: Semester

OTHER NYS SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

The availability of all New York State scholarship and award programs are subject to approval by the State Legislature each year. Additional information about these scholarships is available online at www.hesc.ny.gov.

New york state (NYS) SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarship
  • Flight 587 Memorial Scholarship
  • Military Service Recognition Scholarship (MSRS)
  • NYS Memorial Scholarships for Families of Deceased Firefighters, Volunteer Firefighters, Police  Officers, Peace Officers, and Emergency Medical Service Workers
  • NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • NYS World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship
  • NYS Achievement and Investment in Merit Scholarship (NY-AIMS) 

New York State (NYS) AWARDS

  • NYS Aid to Native Americans
  • NYS Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Veterans Tuition Awards

VERMONT INCENTIVE GRANTS

Vermont residents accepted or enrolled in an undergraduate degree or certificate program who will be attending college full-time, and do not already have a bachelor's degree, are eligible to apply for a Vermont Incentive Grant.

The grant award amount is based on financial need and the cost of attendance of the student’s school. The minimum and maximum award amounts are determined annually based on funding availability. 

Vermont Incentive Grants may be used at schools either within Vermont or out-of-state.  To apply, complete a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Vermont Grant Application.  The Vermont Grant Application will be available electronically when submitting the FAFSA.  Paper applications are also available at www.vsac.org.

Institutional Aid

ACPHS offers institutional scholarships and grants based upon established criteria of merit and/or need as noted. All awards are based upon full-time enrollment each semester, unless otherwise indicated.

Need-based scholarships require the student to file the FAFSA each year by the published priority deadlines of February 1, for new students, and March 1, for returning students. New recipients must be accepted for enrollment. Renewal recipients must be full-time matriculated students, maintaining standards of satisfactory academic progress.

All awards are subject to adjustment due to changes in enrollment status, or receipt of other federal, state or private funds. In addition, awards will be adjusted as part of required corrections or verification of data reported on the student’s federal ISIR.

The Office of Financial Aid will evaluate eligibility annually, based upon issuance of final grades for spring term. Awards will be renewed on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are expended. Awards may not be renewed to students who do not adhere to the FAFSA filing deadline of March 1. Awards will not be renewed to students with incomplete financial aid paperwork after May 1. 

Presidential Scholarships, Dean’s Scholarships, ACPHS Merit Scholarships, Trustee Scholarships and Trustee Grants will be renewed for a maximum of 11 semesters for students pursuing the Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Trustee Scholarships, Trustee Grants, Pharmaceutical Sciences Scholars Awards, Biomedical Technology Scholars Awards, Health and Human Sciences Scholars Awards, Chemistry Scholars Awards, Microbiology Scholars Awards, Clinical Laboratory Sciences Scholars Awards and Trustee Scholarships for bachelor’s degrees will be renewed for a maximum of seven semesters for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

All award criteria may be subject to change by the College.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP. ACPHS offers tuition scholarships to qualified entering freshmen upon admission to the College based upon superior academic achievement in high school. The Presidential Scholarship is renewed each year provided the student maintains a cumulative overall GPA of 3.2 or better. Although eligibility for this scholarship is based upon academic merit, students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA to determine eligibility for other sources of financial aid.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIP. ACPHS offers tuition scholarships to qualified entering freshmen upon admission to the College based upon honorable academic achievement in high school. The Dean’s Scholarship is renewed each year provided the student maintains an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Although this scholarship is based upon academic merit, students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA to determine eligibility for other sources of financial aid.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES MERIT SCHOLARSHIP. ACPHS offers tuition scholarships to qualified entering freshmen upon admission to the College based upon honorable academic achievement in high school. The Merit Scholarship is renewed each year provided the student maintains an overall cumulative GPA of 2.9 or better. Although this scholarship is based upon academic merit, students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA to determine eligibility for other sources of financial aid.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES TRUSTEE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP. ACPHS offers tuition scholarships to qualified entering freshmen upon admission to the College based upon honorable academic achievement in high school. The Trustee Merit Scholarship is renewed each year provided the student maintains an overall cumulative GPA of 2.8 or better. Although this scholarship is based upon academic merit, students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA to determine eligibility for other sources of financial aid.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES SPECIAL RECOGNITION SCHOLARSHIP. ACPHS offers tuition scholarships to qualified entering freshmen upon admission to the College based upon honorable academic achievement in high school. The Special Recognition Scholarship is renewed each year provided the student maintains an overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better. Although this scholarship is based upon academic merit, students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA to determine eligibility for other sources of financial aid.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES VALEDICTORIAN SCHOLARSHIP. ACPHS offers a one time, non-renewable tuition scholarships to qualified entering freshmen upon admission to the College who were ranked first in their class by their high school. Although this scholarship is based upon academic merit, students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA to determine eligibility for other sources of financial aid.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES SALUTATORIAN SCHOLARSHIP. ACPHS offers a one time, non-renewable tuition scholarships to qualified entering freshmen upon admission to the College who were ranked second in their class by their high school. Although this scholarship is based upon academic merit, students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA to determine eligibility for other sources of financial aid.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES PRESIDENT’S ENDOWMENT FOR EXCELLENCE. Each year the committee representing the President’s Endowment for Excellence Scholarship selects one entering freshman for the scholarship. The recipient must be one of the top 10 freshmen applicants to the College for the given year. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit. The scholarship will be renewed for a maximum of six years or until the student leaves or graduates from the College. The student must maintain a 3.0 overall cumulative GPA for continued renewal of the scholarship. The recipient is encouraged to participate in the program of the annual President’s Cup Golf Tournament each summer. Renewed eligibility for the scholarship will be reviewed annually.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES VERMONT FOUNDER’S SCHOLARSHIP. ACPHS offers this merit scholarship to qualified transfer students attending the Vermont campus.  Students must maintain a 3.5 overall cumulative GPA for continued renewal of the scholarship.  Although this scholarship is based upon academic merit, students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA to determine eligibility for other sources of financial aid.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY EXCEL AWARD. ACPHS offers tuition scholarships to qualified entering freshmen, upon admission to the College in the bachelor’s degree program in Biomedical Technology, who exhibit honorable academic achievement in high school. The Biomedical Technology Excel Award is renewed for a maximum of three years, provided the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater and continued enrollment in the Biomedical Technology program. This award will be discontinued should the student change his/her program of study. Although this scholarship is based upon academic merit, students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA each year. Intel International Science and Engineering award recipients will be considered for this award.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES CHEMISTRY SCHOLARSHIP. ACPHS offers tuition scholarships to qualified entering freshmen, upon admission to the College in the bachelor’s degree program in Chemistry, who exhibit honorable academic achievement in high school. The Chemistry Scholarship is renewed for a maximum of three years, provided the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater and continued enrollment in the Chemistry program. This award will be discontinued should the student change his/her program of study. Although this scholarship is based upon academic merit, students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA each year. 

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP. ACPHS offers tuition scholarships to qualified entering freshmen, upon admission to the College in the bachelor’s degree program in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, who exhibit honorable academic achievement in high school. The Clinical Laboratory Sciences Scholarship is renewed for a maximum of three years, provided the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater and continued enrollment in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program. This award will be discontinued should the student change his/her program of study. Although this scholarship is based upon academic merit, students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA each year.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES HEALTH AND HUMAN SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP. ACPHS offers tuition scholarships to qualified entering freshmen, upon admission to the College in the bachelor’s degree program in Health and Human Sciences, who exhibit honorable academic achievement in high school. The Health and Human Sciences Scholarship is renewed for a maximum of three years, provided the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater and continued enrollment in the Health and Human Sciences program. This award will be discontinued should the student change his/her program of study. Although this scholarship is based upon academic merit, students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA each year.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY MICROBIOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP. ACPHS offers tuition scholarships to qualified entering freshmen, upon admission to the College in the bachelor’s degree program in Microbiology, who exhibit honorable academic achievement in high school. The Microbiology Scholarship is renewed for a maximum of three years, provided the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater and continued enrollment in the Microbiology program. This award will be discontinued should the student change his/her program of study. Although this scholarship is based upon academic merit, students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA each year.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP. ACPHS offers tuition scholarships to qualified entering freshmen, upon admission to the College in the bachelor’s degree program in Pharmaceutical Sciences, who exhibit honorable academic achievement in high school. The Pharmaceutical Sciences Scholarship is renewed for a maximum of three years, provided the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater and continued enrollment in Pharmaceutical Sciences program. This award will be discontinued should the student change his/her program of study. Although this scholarship is based upon academic merit, students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA each year.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES PUBLIC HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP. ACPHS offers tuition scholarships to qualified entering freshmen, upon admission to the College in the bachelor’s degree program in Public Health, who exhibit honorable academic achievement in high school. The Public Health Scholarship is renewed for a maximum of three years, provided the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater and continued enrollment in the Public Health program. This award will be discontinued should the student change his/her program of study. Although this scholarship is based upon academic merit, students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA each year.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP. Each year the trustees of the College generously approve funding for a number of scholarships to be awarded on the basis of established need and academic achievement. Students must maintain a 2.3 overall cumulative GPA for continued renewal of the scholarship. Students must submit the FAFSA each year to determine eligibility for this scholarship.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES TRUSTEE PHARMACY SCHOLARSHIP. Each year the trustees of the College generously approve funding for a number of scholarships to be awarded to qualifying entering freshman on the basis of established need and academic achievement. Students must maintain a 2.5 overall cumulative GPA for continued renewal of the scholarship.  In addition students who are new to the College who enroll through the Office of Pharmacy Admissions may be awarded a scholarship on the basis of established need and academic achievement. These students need to maintain a 3.0 overall cumulative GPA for continued renewal of the scholarship Students must submit the FAFSA each year to determine eligibility for this scholarship.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP FOR BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMS. ACPHS offers need-based scholarships to qualified entering freshmen, upon admission to the College in the bachelor’s degree programs, who exhibit honorable academic achievement in high school. The Trustee Scholarship for bachelor’s degree programs is renewed for a maximum of three years, provided the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.3 or greater and continued enrollment in the bachelor’s degree programs. This award will be discontinued should the student change his/her program of study. Students must complete the FAFSA each year for continued renewal of the award.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES NEW VISIONS SCHOLARSHIP. ACPHS offers tuition scholarships to qualified entering freshmen upon admission to the College and based upon completion of the New Visions Program, offered through the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of New York State. The New Visions Scholarship is renewable for up to three years provided the student maintains an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better.  Recipients are also encouraged to submit the FAFSA to determine eligibility for other sources of financial aid.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES PHI THETA KAPPA SCHOLARSHIP. ACPHS offers this merit scholarship to qualified transfer students upon verification of membership in the Phi Theta Kappa organization.  Students must maintain a 3.0 overall cumulative GPA for continued renewal of this award.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES TRUSTEE GRANT. Each year the trustees of the College generously approve funding for a number of grants to be awarded on the basis of established need and academic achievement. Students must maintain standards of academic progress and required GPA for continued renewal of the grant. Students must submit the FAFSA each year to determine eligibility for this grant.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES LEGACY SCHOLARSHIPS. ACPHS offers limited scholarships to qualified entering freshman who have immediate family members currently attending or who are graduates of the College.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS. ACPHS offers limited merit and need-based scholarships to qualified entering freshman who are from various regions of the country.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY GRANT. ACPHS offers one time, non-renewable technology grants to qualified entering freshmen who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Students must submit the FAFSA to determine eligibility for this grant.

ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES ON-CAMPUS HOUSING GRANT. ACPHS offers housing grants to qualified entering freshmen who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Students must reside on-campus in dormitories owned by ACPHS for consecutive terms for continued renewal of the grant. Students must submit the FAFSA each year to determine eligibility for this grant.