The following information is provided to prospective students to assist them in financial planning. These figures represent estimated costs and as such, are subject to change at any time by the University’s Board of Trustees.

The estimated 2023-2024 tuition for the Physician Assistant program is $14,400.00 per semester* for a total of $100,800.00 for the seven semesters. In addition, there are general university fees of $305.00 for the fall and spring semesters, $125 general university fee for summer semesters, and a graduation fee of $50.00 for a total cost of $102,625.00.
The program’s tuition cost is inclusive of the following items:

  • Diagnostic Medical Equipment
  • Medical Equipment Bag with logo
  • Embroidered Short White Lab Coat
  • Embroidered Program Scrubs (2 pair)
  • Medical Liability Insurance
  • Simulation and Skills Lab Fees
  • Virtual Medical Library (Access Medicine and Up to Date)
  • Standardized exam fees and patient logging software
  • AAPA Student membership dues
  • OAPA Student membership dues

Following acceptance in to the program and before matriculation, prospective students are responsible for:

  • Completion of a criminal background check and drug screen testing.  This is completed at the student’s expense following registration on the CastleBranch website and is estimated to cost $207.00
  • Providing proof of immunization status.  The required immunizations are consistent with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for health care workers available at: There may be additional expense for obtaining required immunizations or laboratory testing to document immunity.
  • Obtaining a medical screening examination from a qualified health care professional attesting that the student meets the Technical Standards for Physician Assistant students with reasonable accommodation, if necessary.  A copy, of the Standards, and the required form, are available on the program website’s homepage.  Estimated cost of $150.00
  • Providing proof of health insurance.  Documentation is uploaded to the CastleBranch website.  The cost of health insurance varies.  While health care services are available to all students at the Campus Wellness Center, there is no student health insurance plan available for purchase through the university or the Wellness Center.
Additional Expenses for Students in the Program Estimated Cost
Laptop computer – student is responsible for purchasing this prior to the start of classes. (Either Windows or MAC operating systems are acceptable, must be Wi-Fi compatible, with camera, microphone and Microsoft Word capability.) $ 700.00
Textbooks (includes online modules in several courses in lieu of textbooks) $ 1800.00
ACLS and BLS Course Fees $ 400.00
Annual TB skin test and Influenza Vaccine (2) $ 100.00
Annual Background Checks and Drug Screens (2) $ 200.00
PANCE Review Course  $ 400.00
Software applications for clinical phase (optional) $ 250.00
Professional Clothing for school events and clinical rotations  varies
Transportation Costs (including travel for clinical rotations)  varies
Room and Board  varies
The student must be prepared to cover all transportation and living expenses while enrolled in the program to include anticipated travel expenses during clinical rotations.
Students are strongly discouraged from working during the didactic phase of the program and prohibited from working during the clinical phase of the program. See the Program’s Work Policy.
  • All Tuition and Fees described are subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees.
Financial Policies
To view financial policies, and other information, please visit Mount St. Joseph University’s financial Policies, Rules, and Regulations page.