Financial Aid at the School of Pharmacy

The objective in the School of Pharmacy is to provide our students with superior services including financial aid counseling and continued support throughout each academic year. The School of Pharmacy Financial Aid & Student Services Counselor and the Office of Financial Aid at FDU's Florham Campus work together to assist you in understanding the financial aid process and applying for financing for your education.

The School of Pharmacy has an open door policy for students. No appointment is necessary; however, appointments are encouraged during peak times.

Mission

The Financial Aid and Student Services Counselor in the School of Pharmacy is committed to providing students and families with exceptional service and helping decrease their financial burden while in school.

Vision

  • Think critically to increase scholarship and financial funding for our students.
  • Communicate consistently with students in a competent and courteous manner.
  • Advocate a work environment that encourages personal & professional development, as well as teamwork.
  • Lead students through the financial aid process promptly and effectively.
  • Implement compliance, privacy, and confidentiality of student records.

Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fairleigh Dickinson University’s school code?

FDU’s school code is: 004738 (FDU – Florham Campus)

How do I complete my Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and follow the instructions to complete the FAFSA.

How do I correct or update my FAFSA?

Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and choose “Make a Correction” under “Returning User.”  Follow the instructions on the  website to correct your FAFSA.

Do I have to update my FAFSA every year I am enrolled?

For each year you request financial aid you must complete a FAFSA for that academic year.

What is the program’s Cost of Attendance? How is it determined?

Cost of Attendance (COA) is the estimated cost for a student to attend a specific program for a specific academic year at a specific school. The COA includes tuition, fees, room and board, books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses. It is determined by developing an average cost for students to attend a program in a given year. 

Contact Peter Buechner, financial aid and student services counselor, at buechner@fdu.edu for the COA each year you are enrolled at the FDU School of Pharmacy.

What is the maximum loan amount I can borrow in my academic/financial aid year?

The maximum loan amount a student may borrow in a single academic year cannot exceed the total Cost of Attendance (COA) for that year. If the COA for a program is $30,000, then a student may request loans totaling $30,000.

Contact Peter Buechner, financial aid and student services counselor, at buechner@fdu.edu or (973) 443-8412 for  the maximum loan limits for the FDU School of Pharmacy.

What is the maximum loan amount I can accrue over my entire education?

This is referred to as your aggregate loan limit. Graduate and professional students enrolled in certain health-profession programs may receive additional unsubsidized Stafford Loan amounts each academic year. For these students, there is an increased aggregate loan limit of $224,000 (maximum $65,500 subsidized).

When will I receive my award letter?

Your award letter will be mailed to you and uploaded to your online student account once the FDU Office of Financial Aid is able to generate your financial-aid package.

Who initiates my Direct Stafford Loans?

The FDU Office of Financial Aid will initiate your loans once you have completed your FAFSA, an entrance counseling exam and signed the eMPN (Electronic Master Promissory Note).

Who initiates my Direct Grad PLUS or Private/Alternative Loan?

You should notify Peter Buechner, financial aid and student services counselor, at buechner@fdu.edu or (973) 443-8412 if you have applied for a Graduate PLUS or private loan.

How will I get receive my loan money?

You will be paid through Fairleigh Dickinson University. The University will use your loan money first to pay for tuition, fees and any other school charges. If any loan money remains, you will receive the funds by check or direct deposit, unless you give the school written authorization to hold the funds until later in the enrollment period.

Where do I pick up my loan/refund check?

Your loan/refund check will be mailed to your address on file with the University.

How do I report other sources of financial aid such as military or outside scholarships?

You need to speak with Office of Enrollment Services (Lower Level, Hennessy Hall) and complete any necessary paperwork with them.

Who completes my In-school Deferment Form?

You should contact your loan lender for the policies on deferment. You can receive a form from the Office of Enrollment Services (Lower Level, Hennessy Hall) to certify that you are in fact a current student. You can also contact  Peter Buechner, financial aid and student services counselor, at buechner@fdu.edu or (973) 443-8412.

How do I contact financial aid?

You can contact Peter Buechner, financial aid and student services counselor, at buechner@fdu.edu or (973) 443-8412.

Contact Information

Peter Buechner
Financial Aid & Student Services Counselor

Fairleigh Dickinson University
School of Pharmacy
230 Park Ave, M-SP1-01
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Phone: 973-443-8412
Email: buechner@fdu.edu

Florham Campus
Office of Financial Aid

285 Madison Avenue, M-MS0-02
Madison, NJ 07940
Phone: 973-443-8700
Fax: 973-443-8534