University of Saint Joseph Doctor of Pharmacy students who have been accepted and matriculated into the Pharmacy program may apply for Federal Direct Loans by completing the following steps:
The following amounts are based on a 12 month period, or one full academic year:
Note: The loan amounts presented above are based on three full-time terms. Beginning with the 2012/13 Award Year, Professional Students are no longer eligible for Federal Direct Subsidized Loans.
The actual amount you may borrow will depend on your financial aid need and actual cost of attendance. You should contact Financial Aid for additional information on application requirements and procedures.
Once a graduate student has exhausted the Stafford Loan option, the Grad PLUS Loan may be available if additional funds are needed. This federal student loan has a higher interest rate than the Stafford Loan and requires the borrower to have an adequate credit history. Students are eligible to borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any other aid.
Students interested in additional funding may apply for an Alternative Education Loan. See our Alternative Loan page for information regarding Alternative Loans and lenders.
USJ Financial Aid strongly encourages all Doctor of Pharmacy students to seek out external sources of funding. Scholarships and grants do not have to be repaid and therefore help to limit reliance on borrowing. The following is a partial list of scholarship and grant resources that may be available:
Additionally, you can explore scholarship search Web sites that list multiple scholarship opportunities. We suggest that you read the privacy and information sharing policies on any site prior to providing any personal information. Below is a partial list of scholarship search Web sites that may be helpful for Doctor of Pharmacy students:
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Yes. Each year you must complete a renewal FAFSA, and if requested, submit all supporting tax returns and documentation by University of Saint Joseph published deadlines. However, you must only complete an MPN and Entrance Counseling once; they will remain valid throughout the program.
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Reading Time: 2 minutes On Monday, May 6, 2019, the University of Saint Joseph’s department of Education– part of the School of Arts, Sciences, Business, and Education– held its annual Graduate Awards Ceremony. Gathering in the Crystal Room, students and their families enjoyed an evening of celebration, reflecting on their hard work and achievements from this academic year. Daniel
Reading Time: 2 minutes On Monday, May 13, 2019, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) held its 84th commencement ceremony at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. Family and friends gathered in the audience as the University awarded 235 bachelor’s degrees, 500 master’s degrees, and more than 80 doctoral degrees. Among the graduates this year was the inaugural class