Cost and Financial Aid
The Value of Your USciences Education
This is a smart investment: a high-quality, high-value education in today’s most in-demand science and healthcare fields.
You’ll gain hands-on experience with world-renowned faculty, who’ll help you publish your research. And you’ll benefit from a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio and 100 labs.
Our graduates step into careers with competitive salaries right away:
The following are costs for the 2015–2016 academic year for students living on campus.
|2015–16 Costs (for students living on campus)
|University-sponsored Student Health Insurance – Plan Premium
|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.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
To make your education more affordable, undergraduate and professional students may receive:
- University need-based and merit awards
- State grants
- Federal grants
- Federal loans
- Work study appointments
- Part-time employment
USciences Merit Awards
First-time Freshman: Merit awards are provided to first-time freshman based on their academic achievement in high school and performance on standardized tests. Read more.
Transfer Students: Merit awards are also available to transfer students. Read more.
Graduate students may have different financial aid options. Read more about cost and financial support for graduate students.
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).
Have questions about the process? It’s part of our mission to educate the future leaders in healthcare and science, so please ask our knowledgeable Financial Aid Office staff members.
Applying for Financial Aid
If you have applied for admission or 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 cannot be submitted any sooner than January 1st, the priority date to submit the FAFSA is March 15th.
Read more about applying for financial aid.
- 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.