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 2017-2018 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 $16,000 $16,000
    Room $2,900-$4,050 $2,900-$4,050
    Board $2,470-$3,000 $2,470-$3,000
    Lab Fees $358 $358
    University Fee $275 $275
    Connect Fee (if in GU Housing) $165 $165
    APB/SGA/Leadership Fee $101 $101
    Books (Estimated) $500 $500

    Second Year

    Item Fall Spring
    Tuition $16,000 $16,000
    Room $2,900-$4,050 $2,900-$4,050
    Board $2,470-$3,000 $2,470-$3,000
    Lab Fees $320 $179
    University Fee $275 $275
    Connect Fee (if in GU Housing) $165 $165
    APB/SGA/Leadership Fee $101 $101
    Books (Estimated) $500 $500

    Third Year

    Item Fall Spring#
    Tuition $16,000 $16,000
    Room $2,900-$4,050 $2,900-$4,050
    Board $2,470-$3,000 $2,470-$3,000
    Lab Fees - $179
    University Fee $275 $275
    Connect Fee (if in GU Housing) $165 $165
    APB/SGA/Leadership Fee $101 $101
    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 $16,000 $16,000
    Room $2,900-$4,050 $2,900-$4,050
    Board $2,470-$3,000 $2,470-$3,000
    Lab Fees $55 $55
    University Fee $275 $275
    Connect Fee (if in GU Housing) $165 $165
    APB/SGA/Leadership Fee $101 $101
    Books (Estimated) $1,000 $500
    Graduation Fee - $80

    Fifth Year

    Item Summer Fall
    Tuition ($1,135/credit) 12 credits: $13,620 15 credits: $17,025
    Lab Fees $55 -
    University Fee $275 $275
    Travel, parking, living expenses * $1,500/month $1,500/month
    Books (Estimated) $250 $250

    * depends on site placement

    Item Spring Summer
    Tuition ($1,135/credit) 14 credits: $15,890 14 credits: $15,890
    University Fee $275 $275
    Graduation Fee $80 -
    Travel, parking, living expenses * $1,500/month $1,500/month
    Books (Estimated) $250 $250

    * depends on site placement

    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 $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. 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.

    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.