Application Payment

PharmCAS Application Payment

  1. When you are ready to submit your application, go to the Submit Application tab and click Pay for My Programs. Do not submit any payments before submitting your application. The fee for using PharmCAS application is based on a graduated scale that varies according to the number of Pharm.D. programs you designate to receive your PharmCAS application. Your application will not be processed until your payment is received. PharmCAS application fees are non-refundable. PharmCAS does not issue refunds for withdrawn applications or missed deadlines.
  2. Payments can only be made in the application via a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Credit card payments cannot be made over the phone.
  3. PharmCAS will not accept cash payments.


Number of PharmCAS Degree Program Designations PharmCAS Fee Due
1 $175
2 $230
3 $285
4 $340
5 $395
6 $450
7 $505
8 $560
9 $615
10 $670
11 or more Add $55.00 for each additional degree program


PharmCAS application fees are non-refundable. PharmCAS does not issue refunds for withdrawn applications or missed deadlines.

Because your designated programs have access to your information as soon as you submit your application, no refunds can be issued for any reason (this includes missed deadlines and programs no longer accepting applicants).

Before submitting your application, you are prompted to review and agree to a Release Statement and Applicant Code of Conduct. These documents include the no refund policy and describe applicant responsibilities throughout the application process.


An unauthorized credit card chargeback against a fee will result in the application being placed on hold for all programs. A chargeback is the return of funds to a consumer, typically occurring after a credit card transaction is disputed with the credit card company.

If we receive an unauthorized chargeback from your credit card company, we will notify you of the chargeback, place your application on hold, and notify all programs to which you applied of non-payment. To reinstate your application, you must send a money order that totals the full fee plus a $25 bank processing charge for each incorrect chargeback within 10 business days of the notification.

If payment is not received within this timeframe, any future activity will be barred until all outstanding fees are paid, including applications for future cycles.


For the 2017-2018 application cycle, all applicants, including those who previously applied during the 2016-2017 application cycle will need to create a new application and send in all required documents. PharmCAS is using a new technology platform for the 2017-2018 cycle and it was not possible to move data from the previous application.


A limited number of PharmCAS application fee waivers are available. Waivers are granted to financially disadvantaged applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis. PharmCAS will decide if you qualify for a fee waiver based on your income, or your parent’s income if you are claimed as a dependent, as reported on the most recent Federal Income Tax Return.  No other documentation is accepted. If you received a fee waiver during a previous cycle, you may still apply for another in the next cycle.

Your fee waiver request must be received and processed BEFORE you e-submit your PharmCAS application.  If you receive a fee waiver, you may apply to a maximum of one (1) PharmCAS Pharm.D. programs for free. If you receive a waiver and choose to apply to more than one (1) PharmCAS degree program, you will be responsible for an incremental fee of $55 for each additional designation. The PharmCAS waiver applies to the PharmCAS application fee only. Once you have received your waiver, you must apply it within 45 days (including holidays and weekends). If your waiver is not used within 45 days, you will forfeit the waiver and it will be given to another qualifying applicant. PharmCAS will notify your designated Pharm.D. programs if you qualify for a waiver, even if your request is received after all available waivers are granted.  You may still be responsible for supplemental application fees, regardless of your PharmCAS fee waiver status.

To qualify for a fee waiver, you must have either:

  • Filed a 2016 Federal Income Tax Return Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ with an adjusted gross income that falls below the Low Income Level listed below, or
  • Been listed as a dependent on a filed 2016 Federal Income Tax Return Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ with an adjusted gross income that falls below the Low Income Level listed below.

Additionally, you must request a fee waiver before you submit your application. Requests received after an application has been submitted will not be honored.

If you are approved for a fee waiver, you are required to submit your application within 45 days (including holidays and weekends). Extensions will not be granted; failure to submit your application on time will void your fee waiver and you will not be allowed to reapply for a waiver.

The deadline for submitting a PharmCAS application fee waiver is 11:59 pm EST October 1.

PharmCAS fee waiver decisions are tied to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ poverty level guidelines. The Low-Income Level is based on 200 percent of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines and used to determine what constitutes a low-income family.

2017 Low Income Levels

Persons in Family or Household

Income Level*

















For each additional person add:


*Adjusted gross income for calendar year 2016. Changes in your current year financial situations will not be considered.

The deadline to apply for a PharmCAS Fee Waiver is October 1, 2017. PharmCAS must receive your completed Fee Waiver Request Form and a copy of your 2016 Federal Tax Return form to be considered for a Fee Waiver.

Applying for a Fee Waiver

1. Determine when to apply for your waiver.

Keep in mind that fee waivers are limited and only valid for 45 days (including holidays and weekends) from the time you are approved. Be ready to submit your application if you are approved.

2. Start your application.

You must have an account to apply for a fee waiver. Fee assistance applications are not accepted by mail or email.

3. Complete and submit your fee assistance application.

  • Click on your name in the upper-right hand corner of the application, then select Fee Assistance Program.
  • Enter your household’s adjusted gross income for 2016 and the current number of members in your household. Note that “number of members” includes the number of people claimed as dependents on the tax report.
  • Upload a copy of the filed 2016 Federal Income Tax Return Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ. This form was either filed by you or by someone who listed you as a dependent (such as a parent or guardian).

4. Await notification.

Once you submit your fee waiver request, It can take up to 10 business days to process. The status of your request will be sent to both your e-mail address and your application inbox.

While your fee waiver request is pending, you are unable to submit your application. To submit your application and forfeit your waiver request, return to the Fee Assistance Program section and click Cancel Request. Once you submit your application, you are ineligible to apply for another fee waiver.

5. Submit your application and pay any remaining balance.

If you are approved, the waiver amount of $175 will be automatically deducted from your total fees, and you are responsible for any remaining balance. Contact customer service immediately if you do not see the waiver amount deducted.

Remember to submit your application within 45 days of your approval (including holidays and weekends). Outstanding transcripts, references, and/or test scores do not have to be received within this timeframe.


DO NOT SEND TO PharmCAS. In addition to the PharmCAS application fee, pharmacy programs may require you to send a supplemental fee directly to the Pharm.D. program. The supplemental application fee deadline may be the same as the PharmCAS deadline, or at a later date. Review the School Directory or contact the Pharm.D. program directly to obtain supplemental application fee instructions.

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