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Tuition and Scholarships

Through the generosity of our alumni and friends of the college, students have access to numerous scholarships to minimize their need for student loans. Ultimately we envision a time when every student receives the additional financial support through our scholarship program, thus reducing the burden of student loan debt. The College of Pharmacy uses a common scholarship application for all available scholarships. Application is made once a year and awards are announced shortly thereafter. Scholarship recipients are named by the College’s Honors, Awards and Scholarships Committee annually. Scholarship criteria vary and can include merit, financial need, geographic location, practice interest, diversity factors, or other criteria specified by the donors. Consideration for scholarships and all other need-based aid is contingent on completion of the FAFSA form.


$1 million+ awarded annually in scholarships.
Regional tuition reduction plan for eligible students.
More than 50% of students received scholarships in 2017.

College of Pharmacy students qualify for one of three tuition rates, determined by their residency of permanent address. In-state tuition remains the lowest of all Tennessee colleges of pharmacy, while residents within 200 miles of our campuses qualify for a substantial regional discount. To find out if you qualify for a tuition discount, visit the UTHSC Bursar.

As a state-supported university, UTHSC remains the most affordable college of pharmacy in Tennessee. Combined with our national recognition as a leader in pharmacy education, UTHSC continues to be the best value both statewide and regionally. 

annual tuition comparison

2017-18 Annual Tuition Rates

In-State Tuition

Regional Discount Tuition

Out-of-State Tuition




regional tuition reduction

More information on Regional Tuition.



Riya Patel

“I received a scholarship for the first two years of pharmacy school. As an out of state student, this helped out tremendously with student loans and took a huge chunk of worry off of my mind.”
– Riya Patel

Cameron Faulk

“I recently received a scholarship that was funded by a local pharmacist here in Memphis. The financial aspect of the scholarship is something I am very thankful for. It means even more to me that it is coming from a current pharmacist.”
– Cameron Faulk

Last Published: Nov 22, 2017