Tuition, Fees, and Expenses

Tuition & Fees for the Class of 2020 (May 2018 matriculation)

Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program

Direct Costs

  • CASPA Supplemental Application Fee: $30 (nonrefundable)
  • Program admission acceptance deposit (100% applied to tuition; non-refundable): $500.o0 (Click here for information on how to make your deposit payment)

  • 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*.

  • College Technology Fee**:  $875.0o 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 (Student Government Association)**: $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.

*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.

**Subject to change

Estimated Indirect Costs

  • Textbooks: $874.30 cost reflects 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 a 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 (click here to read our policies regarding use of reference texts in our program library). Depending on student need, more reference texts may be purchased by the program. Click here to see our Textbook List.

  • Personal Laptop Computer (required): $800.00. The price of computers varies widely and depends on model and configuration. Click here to see the E&H MPAS Program Minimum Required Computer Specs.

  • Medical Equipment Kit Costs (required): $925.00.

  • 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; another may be required one month prior to clinical phase of training): $144.00 ($288.00 if two separate tests required). The program has made arrangements to have this completed in the CASPA portal via the company, Castle Branch. Click here for more information. Some clinical sites may also require separate and more specific background checks and drug screenings.

  • 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 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. time student membership fee, students receive a myriad of membership benefits. Click here to read all about benefits of student membership.

  • 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. The College, via the Institutions of Higher Education Consortium Trust, is able to offer all full-time students a health insurance plan, underwritten by United Healthcare Insurance Company at a present cost of $3194.00 for the 2017-2018 year. Students who need health insurance can enroll online at or call (877) 220-1790; alternatively, students are encouraged to check for more competitive rates via the federal government's official ACA website - (you may be eligible to enroll out of the typical enrollment period) - or the general health insurance marketplace website.

  • AAPA Student Membership (required upon matriculation): One time fee of $75.00.

  • 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. Click here to read our Policy for Attire and Professional Presentation. 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. Click here for more information.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for those students who complete the FAFSA form annually.

Click here for more information on financial aid and applying for financial aid.

Student Academy of American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA)

The SAAAPA's website offers information on financial aid resources for Physician Assistant Students, including several potential student scholarships as well as information about education funding sources and loan repayment options.

Click here to visit the SAAAPA Financial Aid Resources Website

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