Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees for the Class of 2020 (May 2018 matriculation) Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program

Direct Costs

Per Semester, Annual and Total Tuition

  • Program per semester tuition (there are no additional lab or course fees): $11,258.00.
  • Total tuition for year one of the MPAS program (3 semesters) is $33,774.00.
  • Total tuition for year two of the MPAS program (3 semesters) is $33,774.00.
  • Total tuition for year three of the MPAS program (1 semester) = 11,258.00.
  • Total tuition for the entire 27-month MPAS program (all 7 semesters combined) is $78,806.00*.

*Tuition rates for future cohorts may be subject to change; however, a cohort’s tuition rate will remain the same for the entirety of their 27 month (7 semester) program.

 Application Fee and Deposit (subject to change)

  • Non-refundable CASPA Supplemental Application Fee: $30
  • Non-refundable Program Admission Acceptance Deposit : $500.00 (100% applied to tuition)

Other Required Fees (subject to change)

  • College Technology Fee:  $875.00 total (includes $125.00 per semester fee - totaling $375.00 for year 1; $375.00 for year 2, $125.00 for year 3)

  • College Activites Fee: $700.00 total (includes $100.00 per semester fee - totaling $300.00 for year 1; $300.00 for year 2; $100 for year 3)

  • College Graduation Fee: $200.00 graduation fee paid in last semester of program.


Estimated Indirect Costs*

  • Textbooks: 

$874.30 cost reflects the purchase of texts not available via our electronic resources - many of our required texts are available as etexts at no additional cost to students resulting in significant savings). A minimum of one copy of each course required text - not available via our included electronic resources - will be made available to students for use. These textbooks are considered reference texts and, as such, available for check-out via the program’s on-campus library. Depending on student need, more reference texts may be purchased by the program.

*Textbook list to be posted soon.*

  • Personal Laptop Computer (required): 

    $800.00. The price of computers varies widely and depends on model and configuration. 

Click here to access the School of Health Sciences Laptop Computer Specifications Sheet

  • Medical Equipment Kit (required):



    We have made arrangements with a vendor for a discounted group-purchasing all-inclusive medical equipment kit price for our students; students are required to make their purchase via this vendor to ensure the lowest price and also ensure all students have the same equipment. In order to receive equipment prior to the first day of class, students should purchase the medical kit prior to April. If you are unable to purchase the kit by this time, please email Ms. Laura Dowell at

  • Blue Scrubs and Long Lab Coat (required for anatomy labs): 

    $50.00 (all students must have and wear blue colored scrubs and a long lab coat while in the cadaver labs).

  • Background Check and Drug Screen

    Required within one month of matriculation; a second background check and drug screen will be required prior to clinical rotations; a third may be required prior to the last semester of training.  

    $288.00 ($432.00 if a third test is required). The program has made arrangements to have this completed via the company, Castle Branch. Some clinical sites may also require separate and more specific background checks and drug screenings. If required, the student is responsible for any associated fees.

  • AHA CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers Training

    (Required prior to matriculation) Cost varies but can be as low as $8.00 for skills training + $16.00 for the textbook. Certificate lasts for 2 years. Students must have AHA CPR/BLS Certification for Healthcare Providers prior to matriculation and must maintain certification throughout their program’s duration. 

  • Health Insurance (required): $3194.00 annually - subject to change. 

    Student health insurance is required of all students in the PA program and must be secured prior to the first day of class and continued throughout the program. Many different health insurance vendors exist. Some resources include:

    • The federal government’s official ACA website: (you may be eligible to enroll out of the typical enrollment period)
    • The health insurance marketplace website: 
  • AAPA Student Membership (required upon matriculation): 

    One-time fee of $75.00. Students receive a myriad of membership benefits. Read all about benefits of student membership.

  • Clothing Expenses: 

    The SHS graduate programs require students adhere to a business casual dress code. This may require the purchase of additional clothing to accommodate the dress code requirement. Clothing expenses can vary greatly depending on individual student needs and choices.

  • Living and other expenses:

    In addition to the above, students can expect additional costs for room and board, miscellaneous school supplies, etc. Living expenses can vary greatly depending on individual student choices.

  • PA Student Malpractice Insurance (required): 

    All students are required to carry their own malpractice insurance. This is now offered at no cost via the AAPA preferred liability insurance vendor, CM&F Group.

*All costs are estimated. Actual costs may be higher or lower than listed expenses.