Tuition and Fees

    Below are the estimated costs for students in the 5-Year Master of Physician Assistant (PA) Program. These costs are based on the 2018-2019 academic year. Tuition, room and board and other fees are subject to change annually. The Gannon University Board of Trustees approves the tuition and fee structure for the following academic year in February. The room estimates provided for the first four years of the program are based upon double occupancy campus housing. Room and board costs vary based upon student preference.  Books are not billed by the University, however estimated costs per semester are provided. Travel, housing and parking during the fifth year of the program vary based upon clinical site location. Additional indirect costs for each semester should be considered including personal expenses.

    Students in the PA Program will receive an individualized financial aid package from the University. The majority of PA majors receive a 50% tuition scholarship and are eligible to compete for a full-tuition scholarship. Financial aid awards are applied to the costs in the first four years of the program.  The Gannon Financial Aid Office has a Net Price Calculator available on its website ( http://www.gannon.edu/Financial-Aid/Future-Student-Net-Price-Calculator/) to assist students in planning for their educational costs.

     

    First Year

    Item Fall Spring
    Tuition $16,530 $16,530
    Room $2,950-$4,140 $2,950-$4,140
    Board $2,545-$3,090 $2,545-$3,090
    Lab Fees $215 $231
    University Fee $340 $340
    Connect Fee (if in GU Housing) $165 $165
    APB/SGA/Leadership Fee $138 $138
    Books (Estimated) $500 $500

    Second Year

    Item Fall Spring
    Tuition $16,530 $16,530
    Room $2,950-$4,140 $2,950-$4,140
    Board $2,545-$3,090 $2,545-$3,090
    Lab Fees $284 $154
    University Fee $340 $340
    Connect Fee (if in GU Housing) $165 $165
    APB/SGA/Leadership Fee $138 $138
    Books (Estimated) $500 $500

    Third Year

    Item Fall Spring#
    Tuition $16,530 $16,530
    Room $2,950-$4,140 $2,950-$4,140
    Board $2,545-$3,090 $2,545-$3,090
    Lab Fees - $135
    University Fee $340 $340
    Connect Fee (if in GU Housing) $165 $165
    APB/SGA/Leadership Fee $138 $138
    Books (Estimated) $500 $500

    #The accredited phase of the program begins the Spring semester of the third year. Tuition and fees for the accredited phase of the program include seven semesters (Spring of the third year, Fall and Spring of the fourth year and Summer, Fall, Spring, and Summer of the fifth year). 


    Fourth Year

    Item Fall Spring
    Tuition $16,530 $16,530
    Room $2,950-$4,140 $2,950-$4,140
    Board $2,545-$3,090 $2,545-$3,090
    Lab Fees $71 $89
    University Fee $340 $340
    Connect Fee (if in GU Housing) $165 $165
    APB/SGA/Leadership Fee $138 $138
    Books (Estimated) $1,000 $500
    Graduation Fee - $150

    Fifth Year

    Item Summer Fall
    Tuition ($1,175/credit) 12 credits: $14,100 15 credits: $17,625
    Lab Fees $149 -
    University Fee $340 $340
    Travel, parking, living expenses * $1,500/month $1,500/month
    Books (Estimated) $250 $250

    * depends on site placement

    Item Spring Summer
    Tuition ($1,175/credit) 14 credits: $16,450 14 credits: $16,450
    University Fee $340 $340
    Graduation Fee $150 -
    Travel, parking, living expenses * $1,500/month $1,500/month
    Books (Estimated) $250 $250

    * depends on site placement

    The accredited phase of the program begins the Spring semester of the third year. Tuition and fees for the accredited phase of the program include seven semesters (Spring of the third year, Fall and Spring of the fourth year and Summer, Fall, Spring, and Summer of the fifth year).

    ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL EXPENSES

    In addition to tuition and fees, students should expect the following costs during the accredited phase of the program. These expenses are deemed integral to the students' professional development, such as medical equipment and white lab coats. Please note these are estimated expenses.

    • 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 $500.
    • 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. Membership in organizations varies. Student membership in AAPA is approximately $75/year; PSPA $30/year.
    • Health Screen Requirements (cost variable)
    • 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.

    For students using deferment plans, the percentage of refund is applied to the amount of tuition charged, not the deposit paid.

    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 credit load (12-18 credits) that is charged at a flat rate.

    After the first week of the semester, there is no financial adjustment when a student drops from full-time to part-time status.

    For housing, a 100% refund will be given if a student leaves student housing during the first week of the semester; and no refund thereafter.

    Gannon adheres to the Federal Refund Policy for all students who receive Title IV Federal Funds. If a student completely withdraws from the University within the first 60% of the semester, all or a portion of federal aid may be returned. These policies are outlined in the online and print catalog or can be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid Office or the Department of Education.

     

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