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Physician Assistant Program -  Costs and Financial Aid

Investing in a high-quality, high-value USciences education is the first step to a successful career in one of today’s most in-demand science and healthcare professions. That value is evident in the successful outcomes of our graduates–who are proven everywhere they go.

It helps to understand the value of a USciences education when you understand the cost of attendance, which consists of both direct and indirect costs. Direct costs are those that will appear on your USciences tuition bill, and are required to be paid to the University, such as tuition, housing and meal plan costs. Indirect costs include expenses for which you are not billed by USciences but are still necessary and will vary, such as books, supplies, transportation, personal costs, and possibly off-campus room and meal expenses.

Estimated Direct and Indirect Costs

These are projected costs for the class entering 2021. Tuition, fees, and costs are subject to change. Diagnostic instrument and supply costs are dependent on personal selection of equipment.

Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition
Year 1 $50,000
Year 2 $50,000

* The Comprehensive Fee is a fee that supports a series of ancillary services and expenses including but not limited to:  recreational facilities, student events & programs, student associations & groups, and technology.


Other Costs

Item Year 1 Year 2
University Health Insurance* $2,232 $2,232
Bloodborne Pathogen Certification $15 $15
HIPAA Training $25 $25
AAPA/PSPA Membership Fees $125 $125
Stethoscope & Equipment $250 ---
Laptop Computers Approx. $1,000, varies with model ---
Background and Drug Screenings Up to $500 – varies with State of residence  Up to $500 – varies with State of residence 
Transportation and housing for clinical rotations  --- varies with location
BLS/ACLS Certification $40 ---
Surgireal Package  $130+ shipping/taxes  
Textbooks/Resources  $1,300 (Approximate)  $1,000 (Approximate)

* Students must only purchase University Health Insurance if they do not already have private coverage. All full time students are required to have insurance. For more information, please see the Student Health Insurance Policy (SHIP). Amount shown is 2021-22 cost.

The University Administration reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and room and board charges.

Malpractice Insurance

The PA Program will provide students with the appropriate malpractice liability insurance.

Financial Aid

Information regarding Financial Aid is available from our Financial Aid Office.

Loan Repayment Programs & National Health Service Corps

Federal loan repayment programs that target specific populations with inadequate medical care are also available to PA students. Information about these programs can be obtained through the University, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the public library, or the National Health Service Corps web page.

Refunds of Tuition and Fees

For information about refunds after withdrawal or dismissal, please see our refunds file.

Admission Contact:

Katherine Jackson, MA
Admissions and Assessment Coordinator

Office Location:

IPEX, 2nd floor


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495




General Contact:

Angela Flowers, Administrative Coordinator

Office Location:

IPEX, 2nd floor


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495