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MU Home » Academics » School of Health Sciences » Physician Assistant Program

Physician Assistant Program Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees for 2015-2016 (Class of 2017):

Direct Total Costs

Didactic Year Tuition
$43,640
Didactic Year Lab Fees
$3,260
Clinical Year Tuition
$32,730
Clinical Year Lab Fees
$2,445
Total tuition and lab fees for program:
$82,075 ($11,725/semester for 7 semesters)

Institutional Fees

PA Student Activity Fee
$82/year
Graduation fee (charged in final semester)
$150

Additional Expenses

Major additional costs for the program will vary from student to student and may include, but are not limited to: textbooks, medical supplies, clothing, computers, lodging, utilities, gas, and professional memberships. Below are averages for common expenses associated with attending the program.

Lodging
$510/month
Utilities (water, electric, cable, internet)
$155/month
Food
$215/month
Gas
$115/month (may increase during clinical year)
Miscellaneous (gym, childcare, clothing, pets)
$125/month
Textbooks
$400/semester
Medical Supplies*
$620
Laptop/Tablet*
$610
Scrubs
$65
Professional Memberships*
$100 (optional)
White Coat*
$25
PANCE registration fee*
$475

*One time fee

Financing Your Education and Additional Expenses:

Student Loans: The majority of students finance all expenses through student loans. Students who plan to finance everything using student loans must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSFA) after January 1 of the year they are planning to enter. Students are then eligible for most federal and/or alternative loans once the FAFSA form has been submitted.

Federal Loans available:
Unsubsidized Loan: $20,500 maximum per year (not-credit based)
Grad PLUS Loan: $40,105 maximum per year (credit-based)

Alternative Loans: More information about alternative loans may be found by clicking here.

Scholarships:

National Health Service Corp

Students pursuing careers in primary care can receive scholarships for serving communities in need upon graduation and completion of training.

College Foundation of NC Forgivable Loans for Service

NC Residents Only

 

 

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