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MU Home » Academics » School of Health Sciences » Physician Assistant Program

Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees for 2015-2016 (Class of 2017):

Direct Total Costs

Didactic Year Tuition
Didactic Year Lab Fees
Clinical Year Tuition
Clinical Year Lab Fees
Total tuition and lab fees for program:
$82,075 ($11,725/semester for 7 semesters)

Institutional Fees

PA Student Activity Fee
Graduation fee (charged in final semester)

Additional Expenses

Major additional costs for the program will vary from student to student and may include, but are not limited to: textbooks, medical supplies, clothing, computers, lodging, utilities, gas, and professional memberships. Below are averages for common expenses associated with attending the program.

Utilities (water, electric, cable, internet)
$115/month (may increase during clinical year)
Miscellaneous (gym, childcare, clothing, pets)
Medical Supplies*
Professional Memberships*
$100 (optional)
White Coat*
PANCE registration fee*

*One time fee

Financing Your Education and Additional Expenses:

Student Loans: The majority of students finance all expenses through student loans. Students who plan to finance everything using student loans must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSFA) after January 1 of the year they are planning to enter. Students are then eligible for most federal and/or alternative loans once the FAFSA form has been submitted.

Federal Loans available:
Unsubsidized Loan: $20,500 maximum per year (not-credit based)
Grad PLUS Loan: $40,105 maximum per year (credit-based)

Alternative Loans: More information about alternative loans may be found by clicking here.


National Health Service Corp

Students pursuing careers in primary care can receive scholarships for serving communities in need upon graduation and completion of training.

College Foundation of NC Forgivable Loans for Service

NC Residents Only