Tuition & Financial Aid

Marshall prides itself on its affordability for students, offering one of the lowest in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees packages available. Click here to see a comparison of Marshall’s in-state and out-of-state tuition in comparison to peers in the region.

Each year, the School of Pharmacy aims to be respectful and responsible when determining annual tuition and fees, continually assessing national student debt and rates set by peer pharmacy schools around the country.

For the 2017-18 academic year, the School of Pharmacy tuition and fees are as follows.

WV Resident

 Tuition  Fees    Total
  Pharmacy – Year 1  $19,058  $900  $19,958
  Pharmacy – Year 2  $19,058  $900  $19,958
  Pharmacy – Year 3  $19,058  $900  $19,958
  Pharmacy – Year 4  $12,628  $900  $13,528



 Tuition  Fees    Total
  Pharmacy – Year 1  $33,346  $900  $34,246
  Pharmacy – Year 2  $33,346  $900  $34,246
  Pharmacy – Year 3  $33,314  $900  $34,214
  Pharmacy – Year 4  $22,134  $900  $23,034

*Marshall University does not offer geographical metro rates for the PharmD doctoral program.
Note: Pharm.D. students take classes during two semester terms each year (fall and spring) except for the fourth year of the Pharm.D. program, when students begin Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) during the summer term.

>> Certifications

Marshall University School of Pharmacy covers the cost for 3 national APhA (American Pharmacists Association) certifications:

>> Residency Classification

To be eligible for West Virginia residency, applicants, or the parents of dependent applicants, must reside in West Virginia continuously for twelve months prior to registration. Marriage to a West Virginia resident does not automatically confer resident status upon a nonresident spouse. However, full-time active military personnel assigned to and residing in West Virginia, their spouses and dependent children, are classified as in-state students. For more information, click here.

>> Student Health Insurance Requirement

As of August 2015, all PharmD students are required to have or purchase high-quality health insurance due to the inherent risks that pharmacy students are exposed to at experiential education sites. Information for the 2017-18 academic year will be updated as the new contract is awarded. Students may select health insurance plans through the default plan provided by AIG.

Students of the School of Pharmacy are AUTOMATICALLY enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan unless proof of other insurance coverage is demonstrated. All students who are enrolled may also insure their eligible dependents. Details as to the definititon of eligible student and eligible dependents, fees, and waiver requirements are available at

Students who already have a health insurance plan that offers coverage meeting specific criteria can request a waiver of the requirement to purchase this plan. Students that anticipate requesting a waiver should carefully review the waiver criteria and requirements on the student health insurance plan website.

Financial Aid

The School of Pharmacy is committed to helping all eligible students achieve their educational goals regardless of their economic status. More than 90 percent of Marshall students are eligible to receive financial assistance, which may include federal and state grants, loans and private loans. A number of scholarships are also awarded each year to students based on academic performance and/or financial need.

2017-18 School of Pharmacy Financial Aid Information Packet  adobe-pdf-icon-logo-vector-01
Office of Student Financial Assistance

Financial Aid appeal forms can be found here:

2017-18 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) adobe-pdf-icon-logo-vector-01
Appeal for Financial Aid Reinstatement

For detailed information on financing your Doctor of Pharmacy degree, please contact Jean Ann Bevans, Assistant Director of Student Financial Assistance, via email or by phone at (304) 696-2279.


>> WV Residents

Students who have not utilized four years of undergraduate financial aid prior to enrollment in the PharmD program may be eligible to use remaining federal undergraduate financial aid, as well as remaining West Virginia Promise Scholarship funds, for up to two years as a student at the Marshall School of Pharmacy.

Marshall undergraduate students may be eligible to utilize any remaining Marshall undergraduate academic scholarship funds for up to two years as a student at the Marshall School of Pharmacy.


>> Non-Residents

Marshall School of Pharmacy non-resident students who have not utilized four full years of undergraduate financial aid prior to enrollment in the PharmD program may be eligible to use remaining federal undergraduate financial aid funds for up to two years as a student at the Marshall School of Pharmacy.

School of Pharmacy Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of friends and various organizations/ corporations, the Marshall School of Pharmacy awards nearly a quarter of a million dollars in scholarships to PharmD students annually.

Incoming pharmacy students are eligible for several scholarships administered by the School of Pharmacy scholarship committee. Incoming students receive scholarship notification prior to their incoming semester depending on availability.

To be eligible, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Funds are awarded on a first-come first-served basis based on the students’ state of residence. The application must be submitted for the academic year during which the student plans to be enrolled and reapplication is required for each year that aid is requested.


External Funding Opportunities

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) provides online financial aid information, including information on scholarships, loans, grants and award information for current professional and graduate pharmacy students. Awards often require specific criteria for application, but most are open to pharmacy students nationwide.


For more information on financing your Doctor of Pharmacy degree, please contact the Assistant Director of Student Financial Assistance, Jean Ann Bevans in the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Office hours are Thursday and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Old Main 116, and available by appointment on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. You can also contact Ms. Bevans via email at or by phone at (304) 696-2279.