Financing Your Education

As a student in the MCW Pharmacy School, you will be responsible for funding the cost of your education. Many students fund their education through many sources, including personal or family funds, grants and scholarships, loans and employment.

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As an applicant of MCW’s Pharmacy School, you are automatically considered for many of the scholarships for incoming students. Many scholarships are awarded on a recurring basis through the three years of the PharmD program, and examples of scholarships include:

  1. Dean's scholarships for students from under-represented student populations
  2. Scholarships for applicants from MCW partner colleges and universities
  3. Scholarships for applicants attending from rural areas or with medically underserved populations
  4. Scholarships for applicants with the potential to become leaders in the profession of pharmacy


MCW Pharmacy School scholarships are generally awarded early in our rolling admissions cycle, so we encourage you to apply early to ensure the broadest eligibility for our scholarships.


If you are accepted into the PharmD program, you are eligible for other Pharmacy School scholarships, ranging from $500 to $3,000. You must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file to be considered for scholarships based on financial need.

  Financial Aid

At MCW, we strive to provide financial assistance that ensures equal access for all capable and deserving students, and the MCW Financial Aid Office is responsible for administering financial aid programs for the Pharmacy School. Students considering applying for admission to the MCW Pharmacy School must complete 90 credit hours of undergraduate study prior to matriculating to be considered for federal financial aid assistance. 


We encourage you to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), to ensure you are considered to receive federal financial aid. All U.S. citizens and permanent residents qualify for federally sponsored financial aid that covers the cost of attendance. The Pharmacy School and the MCW Financial Aid Office will work closely with you so that you understand the financial implications of pursuing your pharmacy education.

innovative 3-Year Program

MCW is one of the few pharmacy schools in the country offering a three-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.  Becoming a member of the inaugural class is an exciting opportunity to leave your distinctive mark on a program that will meet the growing healthcare needs of our communities. The MCW Pharmacy School will accept applications for the inaugural class through the MCW Pharmacy School Application System.  Applications completed and submitted by February 1, 2017 will be given priority review.  The final application deadline is May 1, 2017. All prerequisite classes must be completed by July 31, 2017. Qualified applicants will be offered the opportunity to interview at the MCW Pharmacy School starting in the fall of 2016.  Applicants who successfully complete both the application and interview may be offered provisional admission to the MCW Pharmacy School.