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Program Tuition

Tuition for the Masters in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Program in 2021-2022 is $16,651 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.

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

Combined Lab/Liability Insurance Fee:

$678 ($226/term x 3)

College/Campus Fee:

$819 ($273/term x 3)

Clinical Fee:


Graduation Fee (one time):

$50 ($100 total split between 2 years)

Simulation Fee:


Resource Fee:


Additional Fees





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):


Background Check Package (paid to Castle Branch):


Health Requirement Package (paid to
Castle Branch)


Urine Drug Screen (paid to Castle Branch):


FBI Fingerprint-based Federal
Criminal History Background Check
(paid to Morpho Trust):


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. 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

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, 2020-2021 cost for coverage is $1,073 per term. 

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.