Qualified students enrolled in the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy are eligible for financial aid. Typically, only loans are available to finance any balance.
Presbyterian College offers the following loan programs to Pharmacy Students:
- Direct Student Loans (through FAFSA)
- Graduate Direct PLUS Loans (through FAFSA)
- Private/Alternative Loans (through alternative lenders/programs)
Direct Student loans can be borrowed through the Direct Loan program. Graduate students have additional annual and aggregate loan limits over undergraduate students. Graduate and professional degree students are now eligible to borrow under the Direct PLUS Loan Program up to their cost of attendance minus other estimated financial assistance from the Direct Loan Program. Private/alternative loans can be used by students who may not qualify for the Graduate Direct PLUS loan or who wish to borrow from a different source.
State Merit Scholarships
South Carolina residents who have not yet exhausted their eight semesters of eligibility for Palmetto Fellows/Enhancement or LIFE Scholarship/Enhancement may be eligible for them as a pharmacy student.
Applying for Financial Aid
Pharmacy students can begin the process of applying for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.studentaid.gov. The FAFSA is the only form needed in order to apply for financial aid. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA by March 1. The FAFSA is available each year beginning October 1.
Financial Aid Timeline
October 1 – Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at www.studentaid.gov.
March 1 – FAFSA completion priority deadline
July 1 – Financial aid award offers mailed to pharmacy candidates
July 15 – Fall Semester bills are available online
August 1 – Payment due for the fall semester
November 15 – Spring semester bills are available online
December 15 – Payment due for spring semester