Physician Assistant Studies, MSPAS, 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, 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.

Estimated Direct and Indirect Costs

These are projected costs for 2017-2018 Academic Year. Tuition, fees, and costs are subject to change. Diagnostic instrument and supply costs are dependent on personal selection of equipment.

Year One

Item Cost
Tuition, per credit $843.00
University Fees, per credit $53.00
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
AAPA/PSPA Membership Fees $105.00
Diagnostic Instruments & Supplies $1,000.00
Laptop Computers* varies with model

Year Two

Item Costs
Tuition, per credit $843.00
University Fees, per credit $53.00
University Health Insurance* $1,884.00
Student Portfolio Software $25.00
Textbooks $640.00
BLS/ACLS Certification $250.00
 AAPA/PSPA Membership Fees $105.00
Clinical Clerkship Fee $250.00
Transportation to clerkships varies with location

Year Three

Item Costs
Tuition, per credit $843.00
University Fees, per credit $53.00
University Health Insurance* $1,884.00
Student Portfolio Software $25.00
Textbooks $121.00
BLS/ACLS Certification $250.00
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 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). 

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