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Physician Assistant Program Tuition

Tuition for the Masters in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Program in 2019-2020 is $15,696 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.

Tuition & Fees 2019-2020

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

85 Credits Required

Annual tuition: $47,088
Annual university fees: $3,802
Total annual tuition and university fees: $50,890*
Total tuition/university fees (incl. grad. fee): $101,780
Approx. total program specific fees: $10,840
Total two year tuition and approx. fees: $112,620

Details of fees outlined below:


Combined Lab/Liability Insurance Fee: $207 per term
College/Campus Fee: $250 per term
Student Health Insurance:** $1,980 annually
Clinical Fee: $47.00 per term
Graduation Fee (one time): $100
Simulation Fee: $49.00 per term
Resource Fee: $37.83 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
Student Society Student Membership (one-time fee covers both years): Varies by state
Advanced Cardiac Life Support course (ACLS): $150
Background Check Package (paid to Castle Branch): $69
Health Requirement Package (paid to Castle Branch): $35
Urine Drug Screen (paid to Castle Branch): $70
FBI Fingerprint-based Federal Criminal History Background Check (paid to Morpho Trust): $23
PA Child Abuse History Clearance (paid to PA Department of Public Welfare): $13
PPD (2-step): Varies by insurance
On-campus Parking: $145/term
Patches & Name Tags: $35
Privacy Screen for laptop: Varies

* 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.
**** 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. For more information, please see the University Catalog.