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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: $1,864
Total annual tuition and university fees: $48,952*
Total tuition/university fees (incl. grad. fee): $97,904
Approx. total program specific fees: $10,405
Total two year tuition and approx. fees: $108,309

Details of fees outlined below:


Combined Lab/Liability Insurance Fee: $642 ($214/term x 3)
College/Campus Fee: $771 ($257/term x 3)
Clinical Fee: $141 ($47/term x 3)
Graduation Fee (one time): $50 ($100 total split between 2 years
Simulation Fee: $147 ($49/term x 3)
Resource Fee: $113 ($37.83/term x 3)

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)
Urine Drug Screen (paid to Castle Branch): $70
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: $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.
** 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.

health insurance Fee (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  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.  2019-2020 cost for coverage is $1,073 per term.  More information can be found 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.