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Cost and Financial Aid

Financial Aid

At University of the Sciences we provide a variety of financial assistance to make your educational investment affordable for you and your family. The entire Financial Aid Office staff is available to help with every step of the process.

Undergraduate and first professional students have the potential to receive University need-based and merit awards, state grants, federal grants and loans, and part-time employment. (Graduate students, click here for more specialized information.) We review all applications and award assistance in the forms and amounts most appropriate to your needs based on your financial situation and program of study.

If you have applied for admission, or if you are a continuing student, we encourage you to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which must be completed in order for you to be considered for financial assistance. It is recommended that you complete the FAFSA online. Paper copies can be requested at 800.4.FED.AID. The FAFSA can not be submitted any sooner than January 1st, the priority date to submit the FAFSA is March 15th.

The following are costs for the 2015–2016 academic year for students living on campus.

2015–16 Costs (for students living on campus)
Tuition $35,642 *
Fees $1,824
University-sponsored Student Health Insurance – Plan Premium $1,559 †
Room and Board $14,646 - based on double room occupancy
* A professional-year differential is assessed for students enrolled in the professional phase of the Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy or Master of Occupational Therapy programs.
† Enrollment required of all full-time students without equivalent health insurance coverage. Amount is estimated, based on 2014-15 rates.
For a detailed tuition and fee schedule, please see the Controller's Office website.

Related Links

  • Federal Direct Loan | Federal Parent PLUS Loan | Federal Graduate PLUS Loan | MPN |: Click here (StudentLoans.gov).
  • PHEAA State Grants: Click here.
  • Federal Perkins Loan Entrance Counseling: Click here.
  • The National Consumer Law Center's "Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project": Click here.
  • Comprehensive information on all aspects of financial aid, including College Cost Projectors and Loan Calculators:  Click here.
  • Higher Education Tax Benefits, 2013 Tax Year - NASFAA Resources: Click here.
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