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College of Saint Mary Estimated Net Tuition

Cost of Attendance for the Physician Assistant Studies Program

Cohort Starting 2023-2024

Year 1


Year 2


  Tuition (based on Year 1 tuition of $14,615 per term*) $43,845 $43,845
  Background Check $50 $50
  Physical Exam $50-$200 0
  Drug Screening $60 $60
  BLS/ACL/PALS $600 0
  Medical Instruments $1,000 0
  Textbooks $1,200 0
  White Coat $42 (for 2) 0
  Estimated Student Loan Fees $1,382 $1,382
  Travel/Transportation $4,518 $4,518
  PANCE (Certification Exam) 0 $550
  Housing and Associated Expenses $23,511 $23,511


*This is a fixed tuition rate for all six terms.


NOTE: Health insurance is mandatory for all students during the entire length of the program. This may add additional cost.

The College of Saint Mary Financial Aid Office offers federal student loans to help you fund your education. To begin the application, you will need to file your FAFSA and add our school code: 002540.

Due to a nationwide shortage of physician assistants, there are several loan repayment programs that offer partial or full repayment of college loans. The American Association of Medical Colleges provides a database to search loan repayment/forgiveness and scholarship programs.

College of Saint Mary Refund Policy

Students who want to withdraw from one or several courses or the entire semester, must complete the appropriate withdrawal form. The student must submit the withdrawal form with all required signatures. Students who fail to submit a withdrawal checklist as required will not be eligible for a refund.

The date of withdrawal will, in every case, be considered the date on which the withdrawal form is initiated. The date the process is initiated, as stated on the withdrawal form, will become the basis for a possible refund of tuition. See Traditional Refund Policy (#12) for refund dates and calculations of tuition and fees.

Students who withdraw from all classes and are receiving federal financial aid will have their federal financial aid adjusted in accordance with Federal Return to Title IV Funds regulations. See the Refund of Title IV funds Policy (#14) for more information.