UTHSC offers a comprehensive financial aid program to qualified students on the basis of need and ability. Financial aid is available to students in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time work. Personnel in the Financial Aid Office are available to help students explore possible financial aid sources to meet their individual needs. The goal of the office is to see that students do not forego an education because of financial need.
Careful and realistic financial planning is a necessary part of college preparation. Other services offered by the Financial Aid Office include budget counseling, debt management information, and pre-loan counseling.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for financial aid at UTHSC. Students may access information regarding financial aid, including information on applying for financial aid, available scholarships, financial literacy counseling, and general student loan information at http://www.uthsc.edu/finaid/.
The College offers a limited number of scholarships based on academic excellence, community service, leadership, geographic preference, practice interest (i.e., community vs. institutional), diversity, and/or financial need. The number and value of awards given is contingent upon available funds. “Financial Need” is based on a financial profile from the Financial Aid Office. Students are required to complete their FAFSA by a set date to ensure the Financial Aid Office has sufficient time to complete the student’s financial profile for consideration by the College committee.
A single application is required for consideration for any and all scholarships available through the College of Pharmacy. Annually, all students will receive an email invitation to submit the application by the applicable due date. The College’s Honors, Awards, and Scholarship Committee determines scholarship awards in accordance with the fund’s memorandum, or if applicable, by the Dean’s directive early in the Spring semester. Once the Committee’s recommendations receive final approval from the Dean, award notifications are sent to students through the email system. All scholarship recipients are required to provide the College with a thank you note written to the specified donors, a biosketch, and a photograph following the guidelines communicated to the student by the Office of Student Affairs.
All scholarships, with the exception of the Andy Holt award, are non-renewable and will require the student to complete a new application each year for consideration.
Small emergency loans are available from the College. Students in need should contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. A student may receive one loan per term and the loan must be repaid before the end of that term or it will automatically be withheld from financial aid. Loans are based on need and availability of funds. Students experiencing financial difficulty are also encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office, 910 Madison Avenue, Suite 520, Memphis, TN 38163, (901) 448-7703.