Physician Assistant Studies, MSPAS, Costs and Financial Aid

For currently enrolled students, tuition and general fee based on your program of study will be frozen at the 2017-2018 level as listed below, and will stay at that level for the remainder of your time at USciences. Other costs are subject to change. Diagnostic instrument and supply costs are dependent on personal selection of equipment.

Tuition and Fees

Year Tuition Fees
Year 1 $843.00/credit $53/credit
Year 2 $843.00/credit $53/credit
Year 3 $843.00/credit $53/credit

Other Costs

Item Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
University Health Insurance* $1,884 $1,993 $1,993
Student Portfolio Software $25 $25 $25
Textbooks $1,593 $640 $121
Lab Coat $40 --- ---
Infection Control Certification $40 --- ---
HIPAA Training $25 --- ---
BLS Certification $30 --- ---
BLS/ACLS Certification --- $250 ---
AAPA/PSPA Membership Fees $105 $105 $105
Diagnostic Instruments & Supplies $1,000 --- ---
Laptop Computers varies with model --- ---
PACKRAT --- --- $70
NCCPA/PANCE Exam --- --- $450 (paid to NCCPA for exam)
Needle Stick Fee $80 $80 $80
Clinical Clerkship Fee --- $250 $500
Transportation to clerkships --- varies with location varies with location

These costs are subject to change. Diagnostic instrument and supply costs are dependent on personal selection of equipment

* 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).

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

Malpractice Insurance

The Graduate Professional Physician Assistant Program will provide students with the appropriate malpractice liability insurance.

Needle Stick Policy

For all students who are in the program, an $80 yearly fee is required from the beginning of the program until completion to cover any potential exposures that may occur.

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 at:

Refunds of Tuition and Fees

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

Accreditation Status

ARC-PA has accepted the voluntary withdrawal of the PA Program at the University of the Sciences from the ARC-PA accreditation process effective February 22, 2017. The PA program will remain on Accreditation-Probation until it has completed teaching out currently enrolled students – but no later than June of 2019. The PA program will not accept any new students for enrollment. Specific questions regarding the Program and its plans should be directed to the Program Director and/or the appropriate institutional official(s). 

First Time Takers Pass Rate