Costs & Financial Aid

Guy in red UA sweatshirt studyingThis section describes the costs of attending a graduate program at the UA College of Pharmacy and the financial support available to students.

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Costs of attending a graduate program at the College of Pharmacy include registration fees and health insurance.

Registration Fees
For information on current registration fees, see the University of Arizona Fee and Rate Schedule (select "graduate, regular").

Health Insurance Costs
Students must enroll for health insurance every semester through Student Link in order to take advantage of this benefit. Visit the Campus Health website for additional information about fees and insurance.

Financial Aid

Help with the costs of attending a graduate program at the UA College of Pharmacy is available from the UA, the College of Pharmacy and other funding agencies.

Aid from UA
For information about how to qualify and apply for funding from various University of Arizona organizations, see the following links:

Aid from the College of Pharmacy
The UA College of Pharmacy offers financial aid in the form of graduate appointments and fellowships.

Graduate Appointments
Paid research appointments are available to the majority of PhD students admitted into College of Pharmacy graduate programs. There is limited funding for master’s degree students.

Graduate appointments at UA are either research assistantships or teaching assistantships. All graduate appointments in the College of Pharmacy graduate programs are research assistantships.

Tuition is waived for students who are employed by the University of Arizona as research or teaching assistants. Graduate assistants will receive a 100% refund of in-state registration fees paid.

The college requires that PhD students who are on graduate appointments enroll for 13 units in each of the fall and spring semesters.

In addition, students receive a stipend to cover their living expenses. Current stipends are as follows:

  • Grad Assist I  = $21,500 - First-year students (prorated to their start date in mid-August)
  • Grad Assist II = $23,394 - Second-year student without prior master’s degree
  • Grad Assoc I  = $23,967 - Second-year student with prior master’s degree
  • Grad Assoc II = $24,438 - After student passes comprehensive exams

The following fellowships funded through the College of Pharmacy are available on a competitive basis.

Aid from Other Funding Agencies
Students are encouraged to apply for funding from agencies outside the UA, including the following:


Originally posted: August 13, 2014
Last updated: August 10, 2017
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