Hey people, I've been shopping around for pharmacy schools because my 1st choice seems quite unrealistic. I was hoping for UCSF, because I grew up around the area and I am familiar with the city of San Francisco. But in light of recent events (like getting my wife pregnent), I feel that San Francisco isn't that great of a place to attend school (or raise a child, for that matter.) So I am wondering, if anybody has any experience with this school? What were your costs of attendence? Did you have trouble getting financial aid money? I have looked on UB's pharmacy school admissions page for the costs of attending, and it looks like I'll need just about $30,000 for my P1 year (still considered undergraduate for FAFSA purposes). Because my EFC is considered 0, I am eligible for the maximum amount of financial aid. Is it realistic to expect that I will have enough funds to pay for my 1st year of school? I have to be sure about this before I move my wife and son across the country! And I know that many pharmacy schools offer a Health Professionals Student Loan (HPSL) that covers the cost of tuition. Does UBSoPPS participate in this loan? What kind of loans are available through UBSoPPS?? Also, in my situation, I am considered an undergraduate. This is my 1st semester of college, starting at a community college and then I will be transferring to a California State University to finish my prerequisites. I know that many pharmacy schools--especially UCSF--almost expect that you have a bachelors degree completed to be admitted. UB seems to be more relaxed about their Bachelors degree requirements. If I complete all basic prepharmacy requirements, keep a high GPA (3.7 at least), and do well on the PCAT, what are my chances of being accepted to UB? Please share your positive feedback.