PA Cost of Attendance

For students entering in January 2024, the tuition and fees over the two years will be $105,440.00 plus a $1000 enrollment fee at the beginning of the program. Total estimated program costs for students entering in January 2025 will be $109,440.00 plus a $1000 enrollment fee at the beginning of the program.

For the policies and procedures for refunds of tuition and fees, please visit CGCE.

It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the resources required for all courses and laboratory sessions. The costs below are estimates and the responsibility of the students.

Students can expect to spend upward of $3,200 for direct educational resources throughout the program. Program and education resources include the following:

  • BLS certification ($100)
  • ACLS certification ($300)
  • Lecturio ($200)
  • Typhon access ($100)
  • Background check ($75)
  • Drug screening ($40)
  • Hardcopy books ($400)
  • WSU ID card ($20)
  • Graduation application ($75)
  • WSU parking pass decal ($60 per year)
  • PAEA Assessment Box fee ($420)
  • Clerkship travel costs (can be up to $1500)
PA classroom in the Dower Center

Students are also required to purchase an equipment kit, which will be used in the instruction of history and physical examination techniques. The cost of the equipment kit is approximately $3,000. Some students may elect to purchase additional equipment in the clinical phase of the program. There will be a designated “Equipment Day” after the start of the program, in which students will be able to go over the Kit below in preparation for purchase.

The Equipment kit is as follows for ALL students:

  • Ophthalmoscope & Otoscope with pneumatic attachment $600-$800
  • Adult sphygmomanometer (BP cuff) $150-$250
  • Cardiology grade stethoscope with bell and diaphragm $70-$200
  • Reflex hammer $3
  • Tuning Fork – 256 (vibratory sensation) $13
  • Tuning Fork – 512 (auditory sensation) $12
  • Flexible tape measure with centimeter markings $3
  • Penlight $4
  • Rosenbaum pocket eye chart $4
  • Watch with second hand $20
  • Patient gown $7
  • Short lab coat $20
  • Suture set $40-$150
  • Safety glasses $4
  • ID badge $15
  • Laptop (MAC or PC, must be compatible with ExamSoft system requirements) $1,000
  • Full length mirror $10

*costs listed above are estimates only

A male student fills a syringe in the Sim lab in the Stevens Science Center
Sunlight shines through the globe sculpture on the campus green

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