Physician Assistant Studies Graduate Program - Costs & 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, fees, 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.

Incoming transfer students should contact the Transfer Admissions Office at 888-996-8747 or by emailing transfer@usciences.edu for information regarding scholarship eligibility and financial aid options.

Estimated Direct and Indirect Costs

These are projected costs for the class entering 2017. Tuition, fees, and costs are subject to change. Diagnostic instrument and supply costs are dependent on personal selection of equipment.

Year 1

Item Cost
Tuition, per credit $814.00
University Fees $2,006.00
University Health Insurance* $1,884.00
Student Portfolio Software $25.00
Textbooks $1,592.00
Lab Coat $40.00
Infection Control Certification $40.00
HIPAA Training $25.00
BLS Certification $30.00
Needle Stick Policy $90.00
AAPA/PSPA Membership Fees $105.00
Diagnostic Instruments & Supplies $1,000.00
Laptop Computers* varies with model

Year 2

Item Cost
Tuition, per credit $814.00
University Fees $2,006.00
University Health Insurance* $1,884.00
Student Portfolio Software $25.00
Textbooks $640.00
BLS/ACLS Certification $250.00
Needle Stick Policy $90.00
AAPA/PSPA Membership Fees $105.00
Clinical Clerkship Fee $250.00
Transportation to clerkships varies with location

Year 3

Item Cost
Tuition, per credit $814.00
University Fees $2,006.00
University Health Insurance* $1,884.00
Student Portfolio Software $25.00
Textbooks $121.00
BLS/ACLS Certification $250.00
Needle Stick Policy $90.00
AAPA/PSPA Membership Fees $105.00
PACKRAT $50.00
NCCPA/PANCE Exam $450.00
Clinical Clerkship Fee $500.00
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).

Malpractice Insurance

The Graduate Professional Physician Assistant 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 at: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/.

Refunds of Tuition and Fees

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

Accreditation Provisional Statement

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Graduate Professional Physician Assistant Program sponsored by University of the Sciences.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.