Program Tuition

Learn more about program tuition for Chatham University's Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS).

Tuition for the Masters in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Program in 2024-2024 is $18,388 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.

Chatham's Tuition Lock for the MPAS Program guarantees that the tuition you pay during your first year of the program will not rise during your second year, provided that you stay continually enrolled in the program. 

85 credits required.

Annual tuition:


Annual university fees:


Total annual tuition and university fees:


Total tuition/university fees (incl. grad. fee):


Approx. total program specific fees:


Total two year tuition and approx. fees:


**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.  

Main Fees

Technology Fee

$508 per year

Combined Lab/Liability Insurance Fee:

$810 per year

College/Campus Fee:

$879 ($293/term)

Clinical Fee:

$900 per year ($300/term)

Graduation Fee (one time):

$50 ($100 total split between 2 years)

Simulation Fee:

$300 per year ($50/term)

Digital Resource Fee:

$600 per year ($200/term) 

Additional Fees

Online Resources/Books:




Laptop Computer:


Travel to Clinical Sites (during 2nd Year):


AAPA Student Membership (one-time fee covers both years):


Student Society Student Membership
(one-time fee covers both years):

Varies by state

Advanced Cardiac Life Support course (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) must complete between Sept 1, 2024 and May 1, 2025:

Varies by state

Act 34 Clearance: 


Immunization titers and repeat boosters:

Varies by insurance

10-panel drug screening:


Act 73 Clearance:


PA Child Abuse History Clearance
(paid to PA Department of Public Welfare):


TB Testing:

Varies by insurance

On-campus Parking:

$435 ($145/term x 3)

Patches & Name Tags:


Privacy Screen for laptop:


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. Some clinical sites and states may require additional clearances or drug screenings and repeated fingerprinting prior to the clinical rotation which may incur additional costs. All fees are subject to change.

*An equipment list will be provided prior to matriculation. If you have questions regarding specific equipment before that time, please contact the skills coordinator for the program.

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.  

Health Insurance Fees (Optional)

All full-time students are required to have health insurance coverage. Full-time students who wish to enroll in the Chatham University student health insurance plan can do so online at MyChatham. The University-sponsored plan is designed to meet basic health care needs at an affordable cost. Open enrollment runs from June 1 through September 15. More information about insurances fees is available here.

Frequently Asked Questions

The tuition lock program covers only tuition—fees (technology, professional, etc.) may change from year to year. 
Incoming and current students in the first year of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies or Doctor of Physical Therapy programs are eligible for the tuition lock program.
Yes. Chatham students will utilize their undergraduate tuition for the fall term, then be eligible for the tuition lock program in the spring term.
No, the tuition lock program will not impact your financial aid. 
Simply complete the tuition lock reply form that will be emailed to you after you are admitted and deposited in the program. 
If you have additional questions about the tuition lock program, please contact Admissions at