Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid

Tuition

The tuition per semester for students matriculating in the PA Program after January 1, 2014 is determined by Virginia residency status as follows:
 

In-State:

$9,908

Out-of-State:     

$10,939  

 State residency is determined after acceptance in the program and will be verified by the admissions staff.

 NOTE: Tuition and fee rates are subject to change without notice. EVMS typically announces the tuition and fee rates prior to the start of each academic year, historically every July.

 

Incidental Costs

Estimated additional one-time, incidental costs for PA students include the following:
 

Mandatory Fees

$3,309

Health Insurance

   (EVMS sponsored & optional) 

$7,160

Books, Supplies, & Equipment     

$4,248

 A student budget for the coming year is published online by the Office of Financial Aid.

 

Financial Aid

The primary responsibility for the funding of your education lies with you and your family. Financial aid is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. More information is available from the Office of Finanical Aid.

 

External Loan Repayment Opportunities

Most students finance their physician assistant education through loans.  Due to the demanding and time-intensive schedule during PA school, students are left with little time to hold a job and still be successful in their educational pursuits.  The average PA student graduate with about $100,000 in student debt (inclusive of all schooling debt accumulated prior to PA school).  

There are a number of external loan-repayment opportunities that can help students eliminate some or all of their school debt in exchange for a certain practice or service agreements.  Below are a few of the opportunities and links to their respective website for more information.

  • AmeriCorps
    This national program helps repay education loans in exchange for a year of service in designated areas across the United States. 
  • Health Professions Scholarship Program: NAVY or AIR FORCE
    These programs open slots for loan repayment based on need and are awarded on a rolling basis.  Further information is available at the respective websites.
  • Indian Health Service (IHS)
    This national program seeks to place healthcare professionals, including PAs, in IHS health centers for a minimum of two years. 
  • National Health Services Corp
    This program is for PAs who agree to practice in under-served communities as a primary care provider.
  • U.S. Army Program
    This three-year loan repayment program is available for those who serve as an Army PA.