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Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees for 2014-2015 (Class of 2016):

Direct Total Costs

Didactic Year Tuition
Didactic Year Lab Fees
Clinical Year Tuition
Clinical Year Lab Fees
Total tuition and lab fees for program:
$76,251 ($10,893/semester for 7 semesters)

Institutional Fees

PA Student Activity Fee
Graduation fee (charged in final semester)
Student Health Insurance (optional)

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.

Utilities (water, electric, cable, internet)
$115/month (may increase during clinical year)
Miscellaneous (gym, childcare, clothing, pets)
Medical Supplies*
Professional Memberships*
$100 (optional)
White Coat*
PANCE registration fee*

*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.


Expansion of Physician Assistant Training Grant Recipient - Providing Tuition Assistance for Primary Care

On September 28th, 2010 the Methodist University PA Program was awarded $1.18 million through 2015 through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Expansion of Physician Assistant Training Program (EPAT). EPAT is a five-year initiative that will invest over $32 million in training for primary care PAs. The goal of the EPAT program is to increase student enrollment in primary care PA programs and to produce 600 new primary care PAs by 2014. The EPAT program provides funds for student educational expenses, stipends, reasonable living expenses and indirect costs.

The Methodist University PA Program will select six students in 2015 to receive a total of $22,000 towards tuition. These select students must enter into primary care medicine (family medicine, pediatrics, or internal medicine) for at least 5 years upon graduation and participate in other program requirements outside of regular class time. Only students who have been accepted and who have paid their enrollment deposit are eligible to apply for this opportunity. Students will submit an essay application that will allow the faculty to determine the student's desire to enter into primary care, understanding of primary care, and financial need.

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