2017-2018 Tuition & Financial Aid


Welcome! The Office of Financial Aid at California Health Sciences University is committed to ensuring that CHSU students make informed financial choices. We assist our students in understanding, applying for, and securing financing for a professional education, from the beginning of their academic career at California Health Sciences University to their post-graduate entry into the workplace and beyond.


$2,000 Grant for New CHSU Pharmacy Students

All incoming first year pharmacy students will receive a $2,000 Grant for the 2017-18 Academic Year!

This one-time only grant is made possible from the support of an anonymous community member to make the already affordable cost of living in the Clovis/Fresno region even more affordable!

Here’s how it works:

This one-time only grant is offered for first-year pharmacy students only in the 2017-18 Academic Year at CHSU College of Pharmacy.

The $2,000 Grant will be awarded in two installments: $1,000 for the Fall 2017 semester, and $1,000 for Spring 2018 semester and credited to each students’ CHSU account.

There is no application process, all 2017 incoming pharmacy students at CHSU automatically qualify!

This grant was made possible by an anonymous community member – who feels strongly that CHSU pharmacy students will make a huge impact on improving health care in the region – to help students adjust to their first year of professional school by supplementing the already affordable housing and living costs in the region.


The California Health Sciences University Scholarship Fund is a private fund that was established by the university and funded through the generosity of our supporters to assist students with between $2,500-$10,000 of their educational expenses. This scholarship program is administered by the Central Valley Community Foundation (Formerly the Fresno Regional Foundation) and they have appointed a selection committee that will consider applicants for these limited funds.

The minimum GPA for consideration of a scholarship is 2.7 based on a 4.0 system of grade point calculation. All applicants must complete the CHSU Scholarship Application, which includes a well-written personal statement with such information as background, participation in community organizations, extracurricular activities, financial need (including undergraduate debt/financing), interests, activities and career goals.

Free Scholarship Search Databases
Students are encouraged to investigate sources of financial assistance beyond what is offered by CHSU. Many foundations, professional associations, religious and ethnic organizations, and corporations offer grants and scholarships. Below are some free resources that could be utilized:


CHSU currently offers three competitive, private educational loan financing options:

iHELP Select Student LoanSallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan and Sallie Mae Parent Loan.

In considering private or alternative loans, borrowers need to take into account such factors as annual and aggregate loan amount limits, interest rates, fees, disbursement processes, timing and frequency, deferments such as during the in-school period, and repayment terms. Students are also encouraged to explore other options to find the best program for their needs.

The iHELP Select Student Loan can be accessed at: www.ihelpselect.com

The Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan can be accessed at: https://www.salliemae.com/student-loans/graduate-student-loans/

The Sallie Mae Parent Loan (for parents or other sponsor borrowers) can be accessed at: www.salliemae.com/ParentOptions

2017-2018 Annual Cost of Attendance & Student Budget

(based on 9 months)

Fees (EST)$510
Health Insurance (EST)2$2,650
Books and Supplies (EST)$1,500
Room and Board (EST)3$13,293
Other Living Expenses (EST)4$3,632
Total Estimated Costs$66,585
1Tuition shown is for 2017-2018 Academic year. The University reserves the right to change tuition, fees, modify services, or change its programs at any time without prior notice being given.
2Estimated and can be waived with Proof of Insurance.
3Reflects estimated allowances for housing and food.
4Reflects estimated allowances for transportation, personal and other miscellaneous expenses.


The Annual Cost of Attendance represents average costs and may not always meet the student’s full financial responsibilities.

For more Financial Aid information, please contact:

Kevin Hoover, Director of Financial Aid/Registrar
California Health Sciences University
Office of Financial Aid
120 N. Clovis Avenue
Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 325-3600

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