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 2020. 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* $1,884 $1,884
Student Portfolio Software $60 $60
Textbooks $1,592 $1,559
Bloodborne Pathogen Certification $30 $30
HIPAA Training $25 $25
BLS Certification $35 ---
BLS/ACLS Certification --- $260
AAPA/PSPA Membership Fees $125 $125
Stethoscope $300 ---
Laptop Computers varies with model ---
PACKRAT --- $40
Needle Stick Policy $50 $50
Clinical Clerkship Fee --- $250
Transportation to clerkships --- varies with location

* 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 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

Address:

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

Phone:

215-596-7145

Email:

kjackson@usciences.edu

General Contact:

Angela Flowers, Administrative Coordinator

Office Location:

IPEX, 2nd floor

Address:

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

Phone:

215-596-7140

Email:

a.flowers@usciences.edu