Application Fees

PharmCAS Application Fees

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

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 PharmCAS does not issue refunds for withdrawn applications or missed deadlines.

Types of Payment Accepted:
  • Credit Card
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • American Express
  • Money Order drawable from a U.S. bankYou are encouraged to pay the PharmCAS application fee online by credit card to expedite the processing of your application.
Types of Payment NOT Accepted:
  • Cash
  • Personal Checks
  • Money Orders which cannot be drawn from a US bank
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.

 Send your PharmCAS Payment Form and money order to:

PharmCAS
Payment Department
PO Box 9109
Watertown, MA 02471

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 PharmCAS does not issue refunds for withdrawn applications or missed deadlines.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 degree programs.

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 degree programs.

Outstanding Fees for Reapplicants

Reapplicants 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. The deadline to submit a fee waiver request is October 01, 2016.  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 degree program 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 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. PharmCAS will notify your designated pharmacy degree 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 waiver status.

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. Submit your fee waiver request before October 01, 2016
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

2016 Low Income Levels

Persons
in Family or Household

Income Level*

Persons
in Family or Household

Income Level*

1

$23540

6

$65140

2

$31860

7

$73460

3

$40180

8

$81780

4

$48500 For each additional
person, add

$8320

5

$56820

 

*Adjusted gross income for calendar year 2016.  Changes in your current year financial situations will not be considered. Download the PharmCAS Fee Waiver Form for 2016-17 here.

Supplemental Application Fees

DO NOT SEND TO PHARMCAS. In addition to the PharmCAS application fee, pharmacy degree programs may require you to send a supplemental fee directly to the degree 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 degree program directly to obtain supplemental application fee instructions.

Expand All FAQ Questions

Q: Can I pay my application fee with a check or money order?

A: You can pay for your application by sending a money order payable in U.S. funds to PharmCAS. Please include your name, PharmCAS ID number and the PharmCAS payment form. PharmCAS will NOT accept personal checks.

Q: How do I pay my application fee with a credit card?

A: You can pay for your application with a credit card once you have e-submitted your completed application.

Q: Where do I mail my payment?

A: You will mail your payment to mailing address:

PharmCAS Payment Dept.
PO BOX 9109
Watertown, MA 02471

Q: Can I send my payment along with my transcripts?

A: No, You must send your payment as a separate mailing from your transcript. All transcripts must be sent to PharmCAS directly from the college Registrar’s Office.

Q: Can I change my payment option from money order to credit card once I have entered my payment information and e-submitted my application?

A: No, once you have selected to pay by money order and have e-submitted your application, you cannot change your payment option to pay by credit card.

Q: Is there a refund for the PharmCAS application?

A: No, PharmCAS does not provide application fee refunds.

Q: Is there a fee waiver for the PharmCAS application?

A: 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 tax return. 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 degree program 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 school, you will be responsible for an incremental fee of $55 for each additional designation. The PharmCAS waiver applies to the PharmCAS application fee only. PharmCAS will notify your designated pharmacy degree 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 waiver status.

To be considered for a PharmCAS fee waiver you must:

  1. Submit the completed PharmCAS Fee Waiver Form16-17 and a copy of your most recent Federal Income Tax Return to PharmCAS.
  2. 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.
  3. Once you have been approved for a PharmCAS fee waiver, please choose the money order option as your form of payment.

Q: If my credit card shows a bad payment due to insufficient funds, stop payment, or account closed, will I be notified by PharmCAS?

A: PharmCAS will notify you if your credit card has insufficient funds, stop payment, etc. and instruct you on what you need to do to rectify the matter promptly. PharmCAS will assess a service charge of $20.00 per each credit card submitted, plus the amount owed for the application fee.

Q: Does PharmCAS accept any credit card payments by phone?

A: No, PharmCAS does not accept any credit card payments by phone.

Q: Which credit cards do you accept?

A: The credit cards that we accept are:

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • American Express

Q: Do I qualify for a fee waiver?

A: 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 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.

2016 Low Income Levels

Persons
in Family or Household

Income Level*

Persons
in Family or Household

Income Level*

1

$23540

6

$65140

2

$31860

7

$73460

3

$40180

8

$81780

4

$48500 For each additional
person, add

 

$8320

5

$56820

 

*Adjusted gross income for calendar year 2016.  Changes in your current year financial situations will not be considered. Download the PharmCAS Fee Waiver Form for 2016-17 here.

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.



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