Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

EVMS Financial Aid publishes detailed information on the Cost of Attendance for our program.  

The information contained within this page is a distillation of their information to highlight specific facts that will be helpful for your comparison between programs.  Please make sure to visit EVMS Financial Aid for full details and disclosure.



The tuition per semester for students matriculating in the PA Program after January 1, 2018 is determined by Virginia residency status as follows:





Last updated January 17, 2018


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 incidental costs for PA students enrolled in the program include the following:

Mandatory Fees


Health Insurance

   (EVMS sponsored & optional) 


Books, Supplies, & Equipment     


Last updated January 17, 2018


Refunds of Tuition and Fees

Students who decide to withdraw from the the program must follow policies and procedures set by the EVMS Accounts Receivable and Student Billing Office for refunds of tuition and fees. 


Financial Aid

The primary responsibility for the funding of your education lies with the student and their family. Financial aid is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. More information is available from EVMS 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.