Chatham University

Physician Assistant Program Tuition

Tuition for the Masters in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Program in 2016-2017 is $14,364 per term (not including books or equipment). There are six consecutive terms required to complete the MPAS program. Financial aid for new and continuing students will be awarded according to this tuition schedule.

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

85 Credits Required

Annual tuition: $43,092
Annual university fees: $5,298
Total annual tuition and university fees: $48,390*
Total tuition/university fees (incl. grad. fee): $96,780
Approx. total program specific fees: $10,262
Total two year tuition and approx. fees: $107,042

Details of fees outlined below:


Combined Lab/Liability Insurance Fee: $195 per term
College/Campus Fee: $235 per term
Student Health Insurance:** $1,980 annually
Clinical Fee: $500 annually
Graduation Fee (one time): $100
Simulation Fee ($45.83/term for 6 terms): $275
Technology Fee: $405 per term
Access Medicine online books: $25 per term

Additional Fees***

Books: $1,800-$2,000
Equipment: $700-$1,000
Laptop Computer (see pg. 35 for requirements): $500-$1,500
Travel to Clinical Sites (during 2nd Year): $2,500-$5,000
AAPA Student Membership (one-time fee covers both years): $75
PSPA Student Membership (one-time fee covers both years): $50
PSPA Conference Registration (1st year, travel/lodging additional): $135
Advanced Cardiac Life Support course (ACLS): $150
Art of Auscultation Conference: $50
Background Check Package (paid to $55
Health Requirement Package (paid to $35
Urine Drug Screen (paid to $70
FBI Fingerprint-based Federal Criminal History Background Check (paid to 3M Cogent): $27.50
PA Child Abuse History Clearance (paid to PA Department of Public Welfare): $10
PPD (2-step): $24
On-campus Parking: $280/year or 140/term
Patches & Name Tags: $30
Privacy Screen for laptop: $25-50

* The above annual costs are calculated for three(3) semesters. Please be aware, the award letters sent from the Office of Financial Aid will include the costs for two(2) semesters.
** Full-time students who do not provide proof of alternate coverage will be enrolled in the Chatham University Student Health Insurance Plan and billed automatically.
*** This is a list of the most common miscellaneous fees associated with enrollment at Chatham University. Some courses may require additional fees not listed here.

Students who withdraw prior to the published "Drop-Add" date are entitled to a refund of their tuition for withdrawn course(s), as per the University’s policy. The appropriate paperwork for withdrawal from courses is provided by Student Services. No refund will be provided after this date. Incurred expenses prior to withdrawal (including, but not limited to memberships, fees, equipment, and books) are not refundable. For more information, please see the University Catalog.