Program Costs

  • In addition to tuition and fees which can be found in the university catalog, students should expect the following costs at the time they enter the accredited phase.

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

    • Books that will cost $3,000-$4,000.
    • 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, 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.

    Refund Policy

    Tuition and Fees

    For 14 week semesters, a percentage of tuition charged will be refunded as follows: 100% during the first week; 80% the second week; 60% the third week; 40% the fourth week; and no tuition refund thereafter. For fees, 100% refund will be given during the first week; and no fee refund thereafter.

    Refer to the back of your semester bill concerning the refund policy for sessions less than 14 weeks.

    There is no financial adjustment for credits dropped between the flat rate (12-18 credits). After the first week of the semester, there is no financial adjustment when a student drops from full-time to part-time.


    A 100% refund will be given during the first week of the semester; and no refund thereafter.