Physician Assistant Program Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees for students matriculating in Fall 2024 (Class of 2026) are:

Year 1 (Fall 2024, Spring 2025, Summer 2025)

TUITION   ($14,935 Per Semester)


ENROLLMENT FEE (non-refundable)


GENERAL STUDENT FEE ($1,030 Per Semester; Combines Lab Fees & Activity Fees)


GRADUATION FEE (charged in Year 3)






Note: Year 2 (Fall 2025, Spring 2026, Summer 2026) and Year 3 (Fall 2026) tuition and fees will increase from Year 1 costs.

In addition to the above tuition costs, major additional costs for the program should be considered.

Expense Didactic (First) Year Clinical (Second) Year
Lodging in Fayetteville $850/month $850/month
Utilities $400/month $400/month
Gas $300/month $400/month
Medical Supplies* $1,100
Laptop* $1,200
Books* $500/semester
ACLS/BLS Certification* $70
MUPAP Scrubs* $60/pair
White Coat* $25
Immunizations (PPD & Flu)* Covered by most insurances Covered by most insurances
Background check, if required $25/rotation
Drug screen, if required $60/rotation
Credentialing paperwork, if required $30-$60/rotation
AHEC housing, if required $14 per night for 4-week rotation
PANCE Registration Fee $550
Health Insurance* Varies per student Varies per student
Miscellaneous $500/month $500/month


Miscellaneous expenses could include, but are not limited to:

  • Dress code: Business casual dress is expected during the didactic and clinical years.
  • Scrubs: MUPAP scrubs are required for the program. Additionally, inexpensive scrubs for the Anatomy dissection lab will need to be purchased. It is possible these scrubs may be soiled and most likely, thrown away after the conclusion of the course.
  • Childcare: Childcare may well exceed the amount averaged above.
  • Student membership fee (i.e., AAPA student membership is $75)
  • Travel expenses for conferences such as the AAPA conference or international rotations. Attendance at the AAPA conference and completing an international rotation are strictly optional.

Financing Your Education & Additional Expenses

Because students are not allowed to work while enrolled in the program, students may finance all or a portion of tuition and additional expenses through student loans up to the Cost of Attendance. Cost of Attendance is the total amount of aid that you are eligible to receive for an entire academic year (fall, spring, and summer). Those who will utilize the student loan program must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSFA) on October 1st of every year. Students who complete the FAFSA form are eligible for the following federal student loans:

Federal Loans available for the 2023-2024 academic year are:

  • Unsubsidized Loan: $20,500 maximum per year (not-credit based)
  • Grad PLUS Loan: $57,600 maximum for the 2023-2024 academic year (credit-based)

Students may elect to use alternative loans, rather than federal loans. Visit our Alternative Loans page for more information.


Service Commitment Scholarships

National Health Service Corp

  • Full tuition coverage
  • 3 year commitment in federally recognized underserved clinic.

College Foundation of NC Forgivable Loans for Service

  • NC residents
  • 2024 opening date: January 9, 2024, deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Up to $14,000 in scholarship money

Official University Withdrawal/Refund Policy

Students withdrawing from the University during the first week of classes (during the drop/add period) will receive a refund of the refundable amount paid. Students withdrawing from the University will be refunded the following percentages of tuition and room expenses:

  • Week 1: 100%
  • Week 2: 80%
  • Week 3: 60%
  • Week 4: 40%
  • Week 5: 20%
  • After Week 5: No Refund

Students withdrawing from the University or those reducing their course load below a certain level will be subject to a reduction or cancellation of their financial aid. Withdrawing students are subject to refunding of financial aid monies to the sources from which the funding was received, according to the provisions of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 for calculating the return of unearned Title IV funds. Any remaining funds are returned to the student. For details, contact the Office of Financial Aid. This policy may be found in the Methodist University Graduate Academic Catalog.

Dismissal Refund Policy

Students who are dismissed from the MUPAP for any reason are not eligible to receive a refund of the amount(s) that have been paid to the University.