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.

Scholarships

CHSU Scholarship Fund Program

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 and has since assisted students with awards ranging from $2,000-$10,000. 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.

Pharmacy Honors at Entrance Scholarships

The Pharmacy Honors at Entrance Scholarships are merit-based with two award levels (High Honors and Honors) and are awarded to selected incoming P1 students. There will be a total of 8 scholarship awards (3 for High Honors and 5 for Honors level) available each year.

Pharmacy Honors at Entrance Scholarships are awarded to qualifying, newly-offered P1 students who meet the cumulative GPA requirements. These scholarships are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.  A qualified recipient will receive notification with their offer of admission.

CHSU High Honors Scholarship

High Honors candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher on a 4 point scale to be considered.  High Honors Scholarship recipients will receive a $10,000 scholarship annually for up   to four years in the CHSU College of Pharmacy program (Total amount for four years is $40,000).

CHSU Honors Scholarship

Honors candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4 point scale to be considered. Honors Scholarship recipients may receive a $5,000 scholarship annually for up to four years in the CHSU College of Pharmacy program (the total amount for four years is $20,000).

Meeting the above minimum criteria to apply does not guarantee that the applicant will be offered a scholarship. Additional criteria including interview scores will be considered in the final decision. The College of Pharmacy reserves the right to waive the GPA requirement based on individual circumstances.

Provided the scholarship recipient remains in good academic standing, maintains the required GPA, and fulfills the professional service hour requirements each year, the scholarships are renewed for three years  (for a maximum award of four years total).

High Honors recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.40 or higher (determined by the cumulative GPA at the end of each academic year). In addition, the student must complete 150 professional service hours each year (may include summer).

Honors recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.00 or higher (determined by the cumulative GPA at the end of each academic year). In addition, the student must complete 100 professional service hours each year (may include summer).

Early Decision Scholarships

CHSU College of Pharmacy participates in the “Early Decision” (ED) program through PharmCAS, which is a binding option for applicants who have decided that a particular pharmacy degree program is their first choice and that they will enroll if accepted. As an Early Decision applicant, you can apply to only one pharmacy degree program.

As part of our commitment to dedicated students like you, we offer $40,000 Early Decision Scholarships awarded over 4 years to the first 20 qualified candidates that are accepted into the ED program.

Scholarship allocation is as follows:

  • Year 1: $10,000
  • Year 2: $5,000
  • Year 3: $5,000
  • Year 4: $20,000

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to continue receiving scholarships. Early Decision scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply for the CHSU scholarship fund program. However, should a student become ineligible for the Early Decision scholarship renewal, they may then qualify to apply for the CHSU scholarship fund program.

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:

Fastweb: http://edu.fastweb.com/v/o_registration/flow/step1

Mapping Your Future: http://mappingyourfuture.org/paying/scholarshipresources.htm

Scholarships.com: https://www.scholarships.com/

Loans

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)

Tuition1$45,000
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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