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MU Home » Academics » School of Graduate Studies » Physician Assistant Program

Financial Aid

Tuition Costs (commuting students) for the 2014-2015 academic year:

Tuition, First (Didactic) Year
$41,960 (divided into 4 equal installments)
Tuition, Second (Clinical) Year
$31,470 (divided into 3 equal installments)
Total Tuition Costs
$73,430

Upon notification of acceptance to the program, applicants must submit a non-refundable $1,000 enrollment deposit. For those students who officially matriculate into the program in August, the enrollment deposit is deducted from the student's first semester's bill. For the class entering in August 2013, the following program fees are as follows:

Didactic Lab Fee* - $1,612 ($403/ semester, for 4 semesters)
Clinical Lab Fee* - $1,209 ($403/ semester, for 3 semesters)
Graduate Student Activity Fee - $75
Graduation Fee (final semester) - $150

*Divided into equal installments with tuition

Additional Expenses for the Physician Assistant Program:

Major additional costs for the PA program may include, but are not limited to: textbooks, medical supplies, white coats, rent, travel, other living expenses and registration fees for the PANCE. These costs vary from student to student and may be covered through student loans, if applicable.


Expansion of Physician Assistant Training Grant Recipient - Providing Tuition Assistance for Primary Care

On September 28th, 2010 the Methodist University PA Program was awarded $1.18 million over 5 years through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Expansion of Physician Assistant Training Program (EPAT). EPAT is a five-year initiative that will invest over $32 million in training for primary care PAs. The goal of the EPAT program is to increase student enrollment in primary care PA programs and to produce 600 new primary care PAs by 2014. The EPAT program provides funds for student educational expenses, stipends, reasonable living expenses and indirect costs.

The Methodist University PA Program will select six students out of the next 5 incoming classes to receive a total of $44,000 in tuition assistance ($22,000 a year). These select students must enter into primary care medicine (family medicine, pediatrics, or internal medicine) for at least 5 years upon graduation. Only students who have been accepted and who have paid their enrollment deposit are eligible to apply for this opportunity. Students will submit an essay application that will allow the faculty to determine the student's desire to enter into primary care, understanding of primary care, and financial need.


Applying for Financial Aid

To be considered for most Federal Direct Loans, applicants must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov after January 1 of each year. The Methodist University Title IV School Code is 002946.

Priority awarding of funds is given to those students who filed their FAFSA and have completed their financial aid file. The loans are contingent upon maintaining eligibility, i.e. in good standing with the Department of Education (not in default), credit worthiness (Graduate PLUS), availability of funding from the program resources and maintaining satisfactory academic progress (SAP) as defined in the Methodist University Academic Catalogue. Award Letter is our offer of financial assistance to you. You must sign and return the Award Letter accepting or rejecting your award offers. For detailed loan information and procedures, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website by choosing one loans below:

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

 

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