​Tuition and Fees​

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 spring 2015):

Fall Semester 2014

First Semester

  • Tuition 17 hours x $833/hour = $14,161
  • General Service Fee (> 9 hours taken) = $362
  • Student Activity Fee (> 6 hours taken) = $35 
  • First semester total = $14,558

Spring Semester 2015

Second Semester

  • Tuition 17 hours x $833/hour = $14,161 
  • General Service Fee (> 9 hours taken) = $362 
  • Student Activity Fee (> 6 hours taken) = $35 
  • Second semester total = $14,558

Summer Semester 2015

Third Semester - Estimated

  • Tuition 10 hours = $8,580 
  • General Service Fee = $373
  • Student Activity Fee = $36
  • Third semester total = $8,589

Fall Semester 2015

Fourth Semester - Estimated

  • Tuition 19 hours x $877/hour = $16,663

  • General Service Fee (> 9 hours taken) = $373

  • Student activity fee (> 6hours taken) = $36
  • Fourth semester total = $17,072

Spring Semester 2016

Fifth Semester - Estimated

  • Tuition 11 hours x $877/hour = $9,647
  • General Service Fee (> 9 hours taken) = $373
  • Student Activity Fee (> 6 hours taken) = $36
  • Fifth semester total = $10,056

Summer Semester 2016

Sixth Semester - Estimated

  • Tuition 7 hours x $877/hour = $6,139
  • General Service Fee (< 9 hours taken) = $274
  • Student Activity Fee = $36
  • Sixth semester total = $6,449

Fall Semester 2016

Seventh Semester -Estimated

  • Tuition 10 hours x $877 hour = $8,770
  • General Service Fee (> 9 hours taken) = $373
  • Student Activity Fee (> 6 hours taken) = $36
  • Seventh semester total = $9,179


Student fees to the program are estimated at $2,465 over the course of the program and include medical equipment, ACLS/BLS training, laboratory/classroom supplies, professional membership/dues, etc.
  • Books range from $2,000 - 2,600
  • Laptops* are required for the PA Program. Students reported prices range from $350 - 1,200.
  • Physical exam/Immunizations cost are around $150.
  • Traveling** expenses are around $1,800.
Grand estimated total of additional costs/fees range from $6,765 to $8,215 Costs may be eligible to be covered by student financial aid/loans depending upon the amounts available. The Office of Financial Aid is provided with a spreadsheet detailing when costs occur throughout the program.

*Laptops and/or tablets must be Microsoft Office compatible with the most updated version and support Wi-Fi function.
**Travel expenses may vary, students report spending an average of $1,700 over the course of the clinical year.

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 Office of Financial Aid, 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 Office of Financial Aid 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.

All applicant should review the CASPA​ website to get information on the latest fees.