Financial Aid


First Professional Year (P1) Doctor of Pharmacy Students

Financial aid resources for students entering the first professional year (P1) of the Doctor of Pharmacy program

Welcome P1 students! Below, you will find all of the information you need to apply for various forms of financial aid available from the federal government, state governments and the College. Our team of financial aid specialists is available to answer any questions you may have.

apply for aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
All applicants seeking federal financial aid must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA becomes available October 1.

  • ACPHS Federal School Code - 002885
  • FAFSA Deadline - February 1st
Understanding Your Student Classification for Financial Aid Purposes
  1. Students transferring to ACPHS into the first professional year (P1) of the Doctor of Pharmacy program are considered undergraduate level for financial aid purposes, regardless of prior degrees earned.
  2. Federal and state aid eligibility for P1 and P2 students are considered undergraduate level; P3 and P4 students are considered graduate level.
  3. You will be considered a 3rd year undergraduate/junior for the P1 year.
  4. You will be working on your 1st bachelor’s degree or your 2nd bachelor’s degree.
  5. You will NOT be working on a ‘master’s or doctorate’ level program until your P3 and P4 years.

review financial aid options

Federal Aid

Federal Aid consists of government issued grants, direct federal student loans and work study options. 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.

Direct Federal Student Loans:

Federal and Private Student Loan Options
P1(3rd Year Undergraduate/Junior) Subsidized Unsubsidized Additional Loans
Dependent
Independent
$5,500.00
$5,500.00
$2,000.00
$7,000.00
Undergraduate Parent/Undergraduate Private Loans
Undergraduate Private Loan
P2 (4th Year Undergraduate/Senior) Subsidized Unsubsidized Additional Loans
Dependent
Independent
$5,500.00
$5,500.00
$2,000.00
$7,000.00
Undergraduate Parent/Undergraduate Private Loans
Undergraduate Private Loan
P3 (1st Year Graduate/Professional) Subsidized Unsubsidized Additional Loans
Independent $- $33,000.00 Graduate/Private Loans
P4 (Continuing Graduate/Professional) Subsidized Unsubsidized Additional Loans
Independent $- $33,000.00 Graduate Private Loans
 
Federal Student Loan Aggregate Borrowing Limit
  Subsidized Total*
Dependent $23,000 $31,000
Independent Undergraduate $23,000 $57,500
Pharm D Professional Students $65,500 $224,000

*Total includes Subsidized (need-based) and Unsubsidized

More information about federal student loans can be found at www.studentloans.gov

If you have borrowed federal student loans prior to attending ACPHS, your federal student loan history can be reviewed at www.nslds.ed.gov

State Aid

Students enrolled at either the New York or Vermont campus can apply for state aid.

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. The Office of Financial Aid will evaluate eligibility annually, based upon issuance of final grades for spring term.  

  • Institutional Merit-Based Aid - financial aid awarded based on prior academic performance.
  • Institutional Need-Based Aid - financial aid awarded based on both prior academic performance and financial need.
    Note: need-based scholarships require the student to file the FAFSA each year.

*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 FAFSA.

*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.

For a detailed breakdown of institutional, federal, and state aid, view our Scholarships, Loans, and Grants.

discover acphs tuition & fees

The tuition and fees for Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are approved annually by the College's Board of Trustees. The Office of Student Accounts will be able to assist your billing needs.

explore Additional financing options

After completing the FAFSA, understanding different types of Financial Aid, and viewing the 2017-18 Tuition and Fee breakdown, the next step of the process is to apply for any additional options you may have in order to finance your education. Here is a list of possible additional financing options:

  • Federal Parent PLUS Loan
  • Private Student Loans
  • Sponsor Loans
  • Home Equity Loans
  • Payment Plans
  • 529 Savings Plans
  • Employer Benefits
  • Private Scholarships