The tuition charges for students in the Physician Assistance Program are based on the below schedule:

Year One= Two Terms
Year Two = Three  Terms
Year Three= Two Terms

Tuition (2024-2025)

MPA1 (per term)

  • In-state: $13,396.00
  • Out-of-state: $16,150.00

MPA2 (per term)

  • In-state: $13,396.00
  • Out-of-state: $16,150.00

MPA3 (per term)

  • In-state: $13,396.00
  • Out-of-state: $16,150.00

Mandatory fees

  • Year 1: $2,553.00
  • Year 2: $2,607.00
  • Year 3: $2,108.00

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

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.  We typically announce the tuition and fee rates in July. Questions about tuition and fee charges on student accounts should be directed to Financial Services

Financial aid is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Visit PWRPF Financial Aid for more information.

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

Incidental Costs

These figures represent total costs for the entire time spent in the program:

  • Health insurance (Macon & Joan Brock Virginia Health Sciences At Old Dominion University-sponsored and optional): $9,504.00

**Disclaimer: Prices vary by year. The total amount may be slightly higher. 

External Loan Repayment Opportunities

The average PA student graduates have about $100,000 in student debt (including all schooling debt accumulated before PA school). Several external loan-repayment opportunities can help students eliminate some or all of their school debt:

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