A Great Investment
TTUHSC School of Pharmacy is one of the top three schools in Texas for most economical
per-credit-hour cost. In fact, the costs for complete tuition at the School come in
below one year's average mean wage for pharmacists in the state of Texas. And Texas
is a great place to seek a pharmacist position. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows
pharmacists hold 1.87 of every 1,000 jobs in the state, making an average of $57.15
per hour in 2014.
Tuition and fees are established each year by the Board of Regents, and in addition
to tuition, students are responsible for their books, supplies, travel and personal
expenses associated with completing their clinical experiences. A laptop computer,
compatible with the School's system is also required.
A $100 non-refundable fee must be submitted with the application for admission. Applications
will not be processed without this fee. (You do not have to apply to Texas Tech University
in addition to applying to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School
Upon acceptance of an offer of admission, the student submits a $100 non-refundable
placement guarantee fee.
Take a look at the current estimated tuition here.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Approximately 65 percent of our students receive one or more scholarships, and in the last five years, the School has averaged about 73 competitive scholarships
per year on average and 391 non-competitive scholarships. The awards range from hundreds
to several thousand dollars totaling more than $970,000.
The School of Pharmacy offers a variety of scholarships to our students. Our generous
alumni, corporate partners and donors have endowed millions of dollars in funding
to perpetuate a variety of scholarships paid on the interest accumulated from those
funds. Additionally, there are numerous scholarship programs managed outside the School
that benefit out students, as well. The School of Pharmacy is grateful for scholarship
donations from numerous pharmacy chains, the Amarillo Area Foundation, the Harrington
Trust, and regional pharmacy associations, as well as individual memorial scholarships
established throughout the years.
The State of Texas and the United States government also provide funding for students
with financial need, and several Texas counties have provided scholarships for students
from their areas or who plan to practice pharmacy in those areas after graduation.
In order to be considered for scholarships, students must have a cumulative grade
point average of a 3.0 or better; be in satisfactory academic progression; and be
in good standing with the institution. Each scholarship has its own criteria that
can include: GPA, year in school, hometown, career interest area, leadership abilities,
financial need, and status as a first-generation student.
In the 2015-16 academic year, TTUHSC President Tedd Mitchell provided additional scholarship
funds for new pharmacy school candidates with exceptional scores on the PCAT and impressive
GPAs, offering these students as much as $4,000 per year as they continue their education
with the School of Pharmacy.
In addition to scholarships, TTUHSC also facilitates financial assistance in the form of loans for students with need. And an estimated 85 percent of our student
body receives some sort of assistance in the form of scholarships, financial aid,
or both. The average assistance each student receives is approximately $30,000 per
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center believes the primary responsibility for
financing education lies first with the student and his/her family. When the total
resources they can provide do not meet expenses, it is the objective of the financial
aid program at TTUHSC to provide financial assistance to students who, without such
assistance, would not be able to pursue advanced education.
Financial Aid at TTUHSC comes from many sources. Although qualifications for each
funding program might differ, no student shall be excluded from participating in or
be denied the benefits of any financial aid program on the basis of age, sex, race,
color, religion, national origin, or disability. Here is a guide to applying for financial aid. Additional information on billing, payments and loans
may be found here.
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