Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

The FCOP tuition is similar to other private colleges of pharmacy. This is because the college does not receive any funding from the state. 

Tuition includes fees and other academic expenses associated with the Pharm.D. program including: 

  • Courses taken at UT Tyler as part of the Pharm.D. curriculum;
  • UT Tyler required student fees such as student services fees, instructional support fee, intercollegiate athletics fee, medical service fee, recreational facility fee, student union fee, etc.;
  • Electronic texts for required Pharm.D. courses; and
  • Access to physical textbooks for required Pharm.D. courses when electronic texts are not available. 
The tuition does not cover:

  • UT Tyler courses taken to satisfy the Texas Core Curriculum or another degree program;
  • Elective courses that are not approved as part of the Pharm.D. curriculum; 
  • Course audit fees for courses at UT Tyler and/or FCOP.
  • Books & supplies for elective Pharm.D. coursework, non-Pharm.D. approved coursework, or Texas Core Curriculum courses; 
  • Costs associated with on campus housing, meal plans, and parking; and
  • Late fees for registration, payment installment fees and emergency loan origination fees for the cashier’s office, parking tickets, etc. 
All tuition and fee charges are billed according to the Texas Education Code Chapter 54 and the University of Texas Board of Regents. Students may not enter a class or laboratory until payment of tuition and fees has been arranged. Payment due dates and times are published by the UT Tyler Cashiers Office. Students will be dropped from all classes for nonpayment after the published deadline.

Tuition Rates for Academic Year 2020-2021

The Pharm.D. program is designed to be completed full-time. Students may, on occasion, take coursework during the summer (year 1 and 2) or a reduced academic load in the fall and/or spring. The tuition rates for both full-time and part-time enrollment is available at There is no part-time enrollment for students on their APPEs. The tuition for academic years beyond 2020-2021 have not yet been finalized.

Cost of Attendance Guide

There are anticipated expenses that are associated with attending the FCOP. Some of these expenses will occur in specific years of the program, while others occur annually. These expenses are not included in the Pharm.D. tuition and include direct and in-direct costs such as tuition/feeds, room/board, books/supplies, transportation, personal, loan fees, etc. The cost of attendance guide is available at

Financial Aid 

Students enrolled into the Pharm.D. program are recognized by UT Tyler as graduate/professional students whether or not the student has completed a bachelor’s degree. Candidates applying to the Pharm.D. program or who are enrolled in the program, can request graduate/professional level financial aid when submitting their FAFSA and indicating UT Tyler on the application (FAFSA Code 011163). Typically, students will apply for more than one financial aid program. Financial aid options include, but are not limited to Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct Graduate PLUS Loans, and Private Loans.

Financial aid is typically requested each spring for the next fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students requesting financial aid for summer coursework may request aid for those courses along at the same time as the preceding fall and spring semesters. Additional information on financial aid options is available through UT Tyler Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. 

Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TAFSA) is currently not available for FCOP students.

Payment Plans

FCOP students may enroll in a five (5)-installment payment plan or an Emergency Loan each fall and spring semester. The installments plan and the Emergency Loan covers the expenses for tuition and fees as well as housing, meal plans and textbooks paid to UT Tyler for the semester. Tests, off campus textbook purchases, supplies, insurance or other expenses are not covered by payment plans. The five (5)-installment plan is not available for the summer semesters.

Tuition Exemptions and Waivers

Pharm.D. students are typically not eligible for tuition exemptions or waivers. For example, students are not eligible for state supported tuition exemptions such as the Hazelwood Exemption. Students may be eligible for federally sponsored exemption. Pharm.D. students are not eligible for tuition waivers since the tuition rate is the same for both in-state and out-of-state residents. 

Tuition Repayment Programs

Several national organizations and corporations may have tuition assistance or loan repayment programs available for their student members and/or employees. The FCOP Office of Student Affairs keeps a limited list of organizations providing tuition repayment programs.

Undergraduate and Graduate Level Coursework

Students completing the Pharm.D. program are considered graduate professional students at UT Tyler. Tuition for coursework taken at UT Tyler is assessed at the Pharm.D. tuition rate regardless of course level (undergraduate, professional, graduate) or purpose. Undergraduate and graduate level courses approved as a pharmacy elective may be taken in the fall, spring, and summer. Tuition and fees associated with these courses are included in the credit hour calculations for the Pharm.D. tuition rate.

The student is responsible for all tuition and fees associated with courses taken to fulfill the Texas Core Curriculum. Students interested in completing core curriculum courses at UT Tyler should consult with the Office of Financial Aid regarding any restrictions and/or availability of financial aid for these courses.