Complex issues affecting student pharmacist debt

Jeff Cain, Tom Campbell, Heather Brennan Congdon, Kim Hancock, Megan Kaun, Paul R. Lockman, R. Lee Evans

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It is time for colleges and schools of pharmacy to examine and confront the rising costs of pharmacy education and the increasing student loan debt borne by graduates. These phenomena likely result from a variety of complex factors. The academy should begin addressing these issues before pharmacy education becomes cost-prohibitive for future generations. This paper discusses some of the more salient drivers of cost and student debt load and offers suggestions that may help alleviate some of the financial pressures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number131
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2014

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2014, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. All right reserved.


  • Debt
  • Higher education
  • Student loan
  • Tuition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacy


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