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 2022-2023 is $17,151 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:

$51,453.00

Annual university fees:

$2,712.50**

Total annual tuition and university fees:

$54,165.50*

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

$108,331.00

Approx. total program specific fees:

$8,952.00

Total two year tuition and approx. fees:

$117,283.00

*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

Combined Lab/Liability Insurance Fee:

$699 ($233/term x 3)

College/Campus Fee:

$843 ($281/term x 3)

Clinical Fee:

$501 ($167/term x 3)

Graduation Fee (one time):

$50 ($100 total split between 2 years)

Simulation Fee:

$139.50 ($46.50/term x 3)

Resource Fee:

$480 ($160/term x 3) 

Additional Fees

Books:

$400-$700

Equipment:*

$700-$1,000

Laptop Computer:

$500-$1,500

Travel to Clinical Sites (during 2nd Year):

$2,500-$5,000

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

$75

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

Varies by state

Advanced Cardiac Life Support course (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS):

$120

Act 34 Clearance: 

$22

Immunization titers and repeat boosters:

Varies by insurance

10-panel drug screening:

$29

Act 73 Clearance:

$23

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

$13

TB Testing:

Varies by insurance

On-campus Parking**:

$435 ($145/term x 3)

Patches & Name Tags:

$35

Privacy Screen for laptop:

Varies

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.

**2021-2022 rate. 2022-2023 rate will be made available in July.

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 (for Fall 2022) 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 Fall 2022 term, then be eligible for the tuition lock program in the Spring 2023 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 graduate@chatham.edu.