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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 2022-2023 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. The course fees in the fourth and fifth years of the program do support electronic textbook resources and reduces the overall cost of textbooks in the last two years of the program. Travel, housing, and parking during the fifth/graduate/clinical year of the program vary based upon clinical site location and are the student's responsibility. 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. Many of the PA majors receive a 50% tuition scholarship and select, qualified applicants may be 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 $18,335 $18,335
      Room $3,500-$4,200 $3,500-$4,200
      Board $3,010-$3,880 $3,010-$3,880
      Lab Fees $215 $231
      University Fee $400 $400
      Connect Fee (if in GU Housing) $165 $165
      APB/SGA/Leadership Fee $143 $143
      Books (Estimated) $500 $500

      Second Year

      Item Fall Spring
      Tuition $18,335 $18,335
      Room $3,500-$4,200 $3,500-$4,200
      Board $3,010-$3,880 $3,010-$3,880
      Lab Fees $309 $154
      University Fee $400 $400
      Connect Fee (if in GU Housing) $165 $165
      APB/SGA/Leadership Fee $143 $143
      Books (Estimated) $500 $500

      Third Year

      Item Fall Spring#
      Tuition $18,335 $18,335
      Room $3,500-$4,200 $3,500-$4,200
      Board $3,010-$3,880
      $3,010-$3,885
      Lab Fees - $135
      University Fee $400 $400
      Connect Fee (if in GU Housing) $165 $165
      APB/SGA/Leadership Fee $143 $143
      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 $18,335 $18,335
      Room $3,500-$4,200 $3,500-$4,200
      Board $3,010-$3,880
      $3,010-$3,880
      Lab Fees $72 $90
      Course Fee
      $382 -
      University Fee $400 $400
      Connect Fee (if in GU Housing) $165 $165
      APB/SGA/Leadership Fee $143 $143
      Books (Estimated) $400 $400
      Graduation Fee - $150

      Fifth Year

      Item Summer Fall
      Tuition ($1,305/credit) 12 credits: $15,660 15 credits: $19,575
      Lab Fee
      $150 -
      Course Fees^ $150 -
      University Fee $400 $400
      Travel, parking, living expenses * $1,500/month $1,500/month
      Books (Estimated) $100 $250

      * depends on site placement

      Item Spring Summer
      Tuition ($1,305/credit) 14 credits: $18,270 14 credits: $18,270
      Course Fees^ - -
      University Fee $400 $400
      Graduation Fee $150 -
      Travel, parking, living expenses * $1,500/month $1,500/month
      Books (Estimated) $100 $100

      * 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).

      ^Beginning with the master’s graduating Class of 2024 (summer 2023) students will pay an additional course fee of $1000 for each clinical rotation experience. This will result in a total of course fees to be $8,150 for the fifth/graduate/clinical year of the program.

      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 $800-$1200, depending on the quality of the equipment.
      • Laptop for use in the last two years of the program will be required (specifications will be provided in the third year of the program). Estimated cost $800-$1200.
      • Hospitals and other facilities require students undergo criminal record history checks and child abuse clearances; approximately $20 each.
      • Students are also required to have transportation/car and professional clothing.
      • Travel, parking, and living expenses throughout the clinical year, approximately $1500/ month depending upon site placements. Please note housing is the student's responsibility in the clinical year.
      • The current cost of the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE), which is completed after graduation, is approximately $550.
      • 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, a 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 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.

      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.