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
|Item||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|University Health Insurance*||$1,884||$1,993||$1,993|
|Student Portfolio Software||$25||$25||$25|
|Infection Control Certification||$40||---||---|
|AAPA/PSPA Membership Fees||$105||$105||$105|
|Diagnostic Instruments & Supplies||$1,000||---||---|
|Laptop Computers||varies with model||---||---|
|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.
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.
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: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/.
Refunds of Tuition and Fees
For information about refunds after withdrawal or dismissal, please see our refunds file.
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
First Time Takers Pass Rate
Deborah Summers, MS, PA-C
IPEX, Room 206
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495