Physician Assistant

Tuition and Fees

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition for students beginning the program in the fall of 2014 is $34,500/year.  Additional required fees (for 2013-2014) include:

  • PA Supplemental Application Fee - $75
  • Student Fees - approximately $450/year
  • Criminal Background Check - $26-$40/year
  • International Graduate Student Fee - $250 (only if applicable)

There are also additional fees associated with parking on campus and at some clinical rotation sites.  More details about the required graduate student fees.

Additional fees related to the program:

  • Medical Equipment - approximately $900
  • Required Textbooks - approximately $300

By law, all students in Massachusetts are required to have health insurance. If a student does not elect to take the Northeastern University student health insurance plan ($2384 for the 2013-2014 academic year), evidence of other comparable health insurance coverage must be provided.  More information about the Northeastern University student health insurance plan can be found here

Information about financial aid is available through The Office of Student Financial Services (617.373.5899).  There are several types of need-based financial aid in the form of government loans as well as a Northeasten loan available only for physician assistant students. Very limited part-time employment during the first year of the program is possible but is not feasible during the second year. There are no graduate assistantships or Double Husky Scholarships available for PA students.

Information about procedures regarding refunds of tuition and fees is available through The Office of Student Financial Services website.

Northeastern University participates in the federal government's Yellow Ribbon Program for veterans.  Information about the program (including eligibility, benefits, and how to apply) can be accessed on university's Yellow Ribbon website here