Program Costs

  • In addition to tuition, fees and books costs that students should expect at the time they enter the accredited phase are listed below.

    These expenses are deemed integral to the students' professional development, such as medical equipment and white lab coats.

    • Typical costs for all the equipment range from $600-$900, depending on the quality of the equipment.
    • Hospitals and other facilities require students undergo criminal record history checks and child abuse clearances; approximately $10 each.
    • Students are also required to have transportation/ car and professional clothing.
    • Travel, parking, and living expenses throughout the clinical year may approximate up to $1500/ month depending upon site placements.
    • The current cost of the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE), which is completed after graduation, is approximately $460.

    Students may also voluntarily choose to join PA professional organizations, including the PSPA and AAPA. Student membership in these professional organizations provides many advantages including educational conferences, networking, and scholarship opportunities. Professional liability insurance for students during the accredited phase of their education is provided at no additional cost.