​Tuition and Fees

Students Walking The tuition rates and fees of the physician assistant program are determined by the University Board of Trustees and are announced prior to the start of each academic year.
Fees and tuition charges are subject to change without notice.


Using the most current tuition and fee rates and the projected rate of increase, the cost of the program can be estimated in the following manner:
Current and estimated costs broken down by semester (assumes a 3% tuition and fee increase each academic year after fall 2013):

Fall Semester 2013 (First Semester)

  • Tuition 17 hours x $810/hour = $13,770
  • General Service Fee (> 9 hours taken) = $352 
  • Student Activity Fee (>6 hours taken) = $235 
  • First semester total = $14,157


Spring Semester 2014 (Second Semester)

  • Tuition 16 hours x $810/hour = $12,960  
  • General Service Fee (> 9 hours taken) = $352  
  • Student Activity Fee (>6 hours taken) = $35 
  • Second semester total = $13,347

Summer Session 2014 (Third Semester)

  • Tuition 13 hours x $810/hour = $10,530  
  • General Service Fee = $352
  • Student Activity Fee = $35
  • Third semester total = $10,917

Fall Semester 2014 Estimated (Fourth Semester)

  • Tuition 17 hours x $834/hour = $14,178 

  • General Service Fee (> 9 hours taken) = $362 

  • Student Activity Fee (>6 hours taken) = $36

  • Fourth  semester total = $14,576

Spring Semester 2014 Estimated (Fifth Semester)

  • Tuition 10 hours x $834/hour = $8,340
  • General Service Fee (> 9 hours taken) = $362
  • Student Activity Fee (>6 hours taken) = $36
  • Fifth semester total = $8,738

Summer Session 2015 Estimated (Sixth Semester)

  • Tuition 7 hours x $834/hour = $5,838
  • General Service Fee = $362
  • Student Activity Fee = $36
  • Sixth semester total = $6,236

Fall Semester 2015 Estimated (Seventh Semester)

  • Tuition 11 hours x $859 hour = $9,449
  • General Service Fee (> 9 hours taken) = $372
  • Student Activity Fee (>6 hours taken) = $37
  • Seventh semester total = $9,858


Physican Assistant Recent graduates were surveyed about their program-related expenses involving books, computer, CPR/ACLS charges, medical equipment, physical examinations and immunizations, travel, and application fees. Fifteen of the sixteen graduates responded. They reported spending an average of $5,860.

These expenditures did not include meals and housing, and it is recommended that prospective students factor in these expenses when planning for their educational expenses.

Survey respondents reported an average textbook expenditure of $1,913. Using the current PA program booklist and prices valid on Amazon.com in May of 2013, if a student purchased all of the required and recommended textbooks and media resources it would cost approximately $2,600 (prices will vary).


Financial Aid

The primary responsibility for the funding of your education lies with you and your family. However, in some cases, the amount that you and your family can contribute is not sufficient to meet all of the costs of attending graduate school. Information for applying for financial aid follows.

How to Apply for Aid 

To apply for financial aid please file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  We recommend that you file the FAFSA as soon as possible. Please note also that the financial aid office observes deadlines for awarding of institutional aid.  You must submit the FAFSA no later than September 30 for the fall semester, no later than January 31 for the spring semester. To get the information sent directly to UF, please include our federal school code number in the school section 003045.

Financial Entrance Counseling

An entrance interview is required of students who may be borrowing funds through the Federal Direct Lending Program or Grad PLUS Loan program. The interview is designed to acquaint you with your rights and responsibilities as a borrower. You will need to take a quiz as part of the interview, and the aid office will document that you have successfully completed the entrance interview before disbursing any loan funds to your student account. At the conclusion of your college career at The University of Findlay, you will also be asked to take an exit interview. Please direct any questions about financial aid to the Financial Aid Office, located in Old Main at 419-434-4791.

Financial Assistance

Various sources of financial assistance are available to graduate students and students already enrolled in the PA program.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 419-434-4791.

Estimated Break-down of Program-Specific Costs

The program-specific costs associated with physician assistant education such as books, supplies, housing, and travel cannot be reasonably predicted. The exact amount will differ according to an individual’s circumstances. Because prices are subject to change without notice, and individual needs vary, an exact cost cannot be stated. However, the figures presented here may be used for planning purposes.
The following table provides an estimated breakdown of non-tuition, non-fee-related costs. These costs assume that the student will be required to purchase a new laptop computer and a full set of medical instruments.
This information is provided for planning purposes only and are subject to change without notice.​
​Estimated Program-Specific Costs
(Non-Tuition or Fees)
​Estimated Total
​Books* ​$2,600
​Midrange Dell Laptop ​$350
​MacBook Pro Laptop ​$1,099
​CPR and ACLS ​$250
​Medical Equipment** ​$1,014
​Physical Exams/Immunizations ​$150
​Travel ​$1,700
​CASPA Application Fees*** ​$175
​Supplemental Application Fee ​$50
​Tuition Deposit**** ​$250
​Estimated Total with Dell Laptop
Estimated Total with Apple Laptop
*Based on May 2013 prices
**Includes lab coats. May be less if the student owns their own equipment
***Check with CASPA for current fees (currently $135 if before 9/1/12) 
****Non-refundable, applies to tuition
All applicant should review the CASPA​ website to get information on the latest fees.