Application Payment

Payment Overview

The green status bar indicates your progress toward a completed application. Once you have entered all required items on the application, a blue “Pay and Submit this Program” button will appear. Once you have reviewed your application for accuracy and completion and have finalized your program selections, click this button to submit your application. PharmCAS  cannot delete program selections after you submit your application. You can continue to add programs, although all application fees must be successfully processed before 11:59 pm ET on the individual program’s deadline date in order to apply.

PHARMCAS APPLICATION FEE

The PharmCAS application fee is based on a graduated scale that varies based on the number of programs you choose to receive your application. Your application will not be processed until your payment is received.

PHARMCAS FEE SCHEDULE FOR THE 2018-2019 APPLICATION CYCLE

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

PAYMENT METHODS

PharmCAS  Accepts the Following Payment Methods:

  • VISA credit cards
  • VISA debit cards
  • MasterCard credit cards
  • MasterCard debit cards
  • American Express

PharmCAS Will Not Accept the Following Payment Methods:

  • Bank debit cards (no VISA or MasterCard logo)
  • VISA or MasterCard gift cards
  • Discover
  • Money orders
  • Cashier’s checks
  • Personal checks
  • Cash
  • Payments made over the phone

REFUND POLICY

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 PharmCAS does not issue refunds for withdrawn applications or missed deadlines.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

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT DISPUTES

Applicants who issue a dispute through their credit card company to reverse a payment, known as a chargeback, that are not authorized by PharmCAS  will receive a bad-payment notification, and the application will be removed from consideration from all programs. Applicants will be given 10 business days to mail a money order payment for the full application fee, plus a $25 bank processing charge to reinstate their application. If PharmCAS  does not receive payment within the allotted time frame, the application will remain blocked, and all programs to which the applicant applied will be notified of nonpayment. If the application cycle ends with an application in a bad-payment status, the applicant will be barred from creating future PharmCAS  accounts until all fees owed to PharmCAS  from previous cycles are paid in full.

CARD HOLDER AUTHORIZATION

If you use the credit card of a parent or guardian to pay application fees, communicate with the card’s owner and ensure he or she is fully aware of all charges in advance. If a cardholder disputes a charge, your application will encounter delays, holds, and additional fees, even if the cardholder reverses the dispute.

REPEAT APPLICANTS WITH BALANCE DUE

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

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 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 program directly to obtain supplemental application fee instructions.

Fee Waivers

A fee waiver request must be received and processed before you submit your 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 receive a fee waiver, you may apply to a maximum of one (1) PharmCAS program for free. If you receive a waiver and choose to apply to more than one (1) PharmCAS program, you will be responsible for an incremental fee of $55 for each additional designation. The PharmCAS fee waiver applies to the PharmCAS application fee only.

FEE WAIVER INSTRUCTIONS

Do not submit your application until PharmCAS approves or denies your fee waiver request. If you submit your application prior to notification, PharmCAS  will automatically deny your fee waiver request.

  • On the application dashboard, click your name and select “Fee Assistance Program” from the list.
  • Complete the required fields in the “Financial Income Fee Waiver Request” section.
  • Upload an electronic copy of your most recent federal income tax return (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ) to PharmCAS . If you are claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return, such as a parent or parents, submit that tax return instead.
  • Click the Submit button.

LOW INCOME LEVELS

To qualify for a fee waiver, you must have filed or be claimed as a dependent on a 2017 Federal Income Tax Return Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ with an adjusted gross income that falls below the Low Income Level listed below. falls below the Low Income Level listed below. 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.

2018 Low Income Levels

Persons in Family or Household

Income Level*

1

$24280

2

$32920

3

$41560

4

$50200

5

$58840

6

$67480

7

$76120

8

$84760

For each additional person add:

$8640

*Adjusted gross income for calendar year 2017. Changes in your current year financial situations will not be considered.

WAIVER 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 in the same application cycle.

WAIVER APPROVAL

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

WAIVER EXPIRATION

Once you have received your waiver, you must apply it within 14 days (including holidays and weekends). If your waiver is not used within 14 days, you will forfeit the waiver and it will be given to another qualifying applicant.

OTHER FEES

PharmCAS will notify your designated program(s) 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.  If you received a fee waiver during a previous cycle, you may still apply for another in the next cycle.

 

 

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