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PharmCAS Application Fee

  1. Once you e-submit your PharmCAS application, you will be given a set of payment options. The fee for the PharmCAS application is based on a graduated scale that varies according to the number of institutions 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 PharmCAS does not issue refunds for withdrawn applications or missed deadlines. Once you e-submit your PharmCAS application, you will be given a set of payment options.
  2. You are encouraged to pay the PharmCAS application fee on-line by credit card to expedite the processing of your application. PharmCAS accepts VISA, MASTERCARD, and AMERICAN EXPRESS credit cards ONLY.
  3. If mailing a money order, login to your application and download the PharmCAS Payment Form. Attach the completed PharmCAS payment form and make your money order payable to PharmCAS. Write your PharmCAS ID Number on the memo line of the money order. The PharmCAS payment must be drawn from a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars.
  4. PharmCAS will not accept cash payments.

Important! Once you have selected money order as your preferred payment type on your application, you cannot switch to a credit card payment.

Send your PharmCAS Payment Form and money order to:

PharmCAS
Payment Department
PO Box 9109
Watertown, MA 02471


PharmCAS FEE SCHEDULE FOR THE 2012–13 APPLICATION CYCLE
Number of PharmCAS School DesignationsPharmCAS Fee Due
1$150
2$200
3$250
4$300
5$350
6$400
7$450
8$500
9$550
10$600
11$650
12$700
13$750
14$800
15$850
16$900
17$950
18$1000
19$1050
20$1100
21$1150
22$1200
23$1250
24$1300
25$1350
26$1400
27$1450
28$1500
29$1550
30$1600
31$1650
32$1700
33$1750
34$1800
35$1850
36$1900
37$1950
38$2000
39$2050
40$2100
41$2150
42$2200
43$2250
44$2300
45$2350
46$2400
47$2450
48$2500
49$2550
50$2600
51$2650
52$2700
53$2750
54$2800
55$2850
56$2900
57$2950
58$3000
59$3050
60$3100
61$3150
62$3200
63$3250
64$3300
65$3350
66$3400
67$3450
68$3500
69$3550
70$3600
71$3650
72$3700
73$3750
74$3800
75$3850
76$3900
77$3950
78$4000
79$4050
80$4100
81$4150
82$4200
83$4250
84$4300
85$4350
86$4400

REFUNDS

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 PharmCAS does not issue refunds for withdrawn applications or missed deadlines.


RETURNED/BOUNCED MONEY ORDERS

PharmCAS will assess a service charge of $20.00 for the processing of returned money orders. PharmCAS will notify you if your money order is returned due to insufficient funds or a closed account. You will be instructed to pay the application fee and service charge with a money order within 10-business days. If you do not comply, PharmCAS will stop the processing of your application and notify your designated pharmacy colleges and schools.


DISPUTES/CHARGEBACKS

PharmCAS will assess a service charge of $20.00 for credit card chargebacks. You will be instructed to pay the application fee and service charge within 10-business days. If you do not comply, PharmCAS will stop the processing of your application and notify your designated pharmacy colleges and schools.


REPEAT APPLICANT

Repeat applicants with outstanding fee balances will be placed on HOLD until payment for the previous and current cycles are received in full.


FEE WAIVERS

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.

Your fee waiver request must be received and processed BEFORE you e-submit your PharmCAS application. If you do not follow the instructions sent to you via email, you may risk losing your fee waiver. If you receive a fee waiver, you may apply to your first school designation for free ($150). The fee waiver will expire in 45 business days if it is not applied to your application and you will NOT be able to use it after that. If you receive a waiver and choose to apply to more than one (1) PharmCAS schools, you will be responsible for an incremental fee of $50 for each additional designation. The PharmCAS waiver applies to the PharmCAS application fee only. PharmCAS will notify your designated pharmacy schools 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 waiver status. The deadline to apply for a PharmCAS Fee Waiver is September 4th, 2012.

To be considered for a PharmCAS fee waiver, you must:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or have refugee/asylum status.
  2. Request a PharmCAS fee waiver form.
  3. Submit the completed form with a copy of your most recent Federal Income Tax Return to PharmCAS. Submit your parent's Tax Return, if claimed as a dependent.
  4. Do NOT e-submit your application until PharmCAS approves or denies your fee waiver request. If you e-submit your application prior to notification, PharmCAS will automatically deny your fee waiver request.
  5. Once you have been approved for a PharmCAS fee waiver, you MUST choose the money order option as your form of payment.

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.

2012–2013 Low Income Levels
Persons in Family or HouseholdIncome Level*
1$22,340
2$30,260
3$38,180
4$46,100
5$54,020
6$61,940
7$69,860
8$77,780
For each additional person add: $7,920

*Adjusted gross income for calendar year 2011. Changes in your current year financial situations will not be considered.


SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION FEES

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 institution. The supplemental application fee deadline may be the same as the PharmCAS deadline, or at a later date. Review the School Pages or contact the institution directly to obtain supplemental application fee instructions.