Physician Assistant Studies

Estimated Program Cost


Estimated Program Costs: a    
1 Tuition ($9,100 per quarter) x 2.25 yrs (9 quarters)  $ 81,900
2 Technology Fee ($125 per quarter.. 9 quarters)  $ 1,125
3 Professional uniforms  $ 150
4 Textbooks (didactic and clinical years)  $ 2,300
5 Medical equipment  $ 1,500  b
6 Smartphone $ 199  c
7 Laptop $ 800
8 AAPA student membership (for 3 years)  $ 75
9 TAPA student membership (for 3 years)  $ 150
11 Background Checks and Urine Drug Screening $ 200  d
12 Housing costs for clinical year rotations  $ 1,800  e
13 Health insurance to cover immunization, coverage for needle sticks and physical examinations $ 500   f
14 Transcript Fee  $ 10
15 Graduation Fee  $ 200
  Totals for entire Master of Science Program: $ 90,909  a

a  These are estimated costs for the entire program. Tuition, fees, and costs are subject to change. Tuition for in-state and out-of state residents is the same.

b  Medical Supply costs are dependent on personal selection of equipment, students will have the opportunity to purchase equipment during the orientation at South College.

c There are additional costs which vary according to personal choice for a required service plan. Mobile broadband currently includes third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) networks.

d Approximate cost required for credentialing.  Typically done once per year; however, rotation sites may require additional checks or screens.

e Housing costs are based on clinical sites that are over 50 miles from Knoxville.

f Students are required to have their own health insurance prior to entering the program, many plans offer this service. Costs will vary according to plan.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

All charges are due and payable on or before the registration date for each quarter. Circumstances that prevent a student from adhering to these dates should be discussed with the Business Office. Students attending South College under a grant or loan should confer with the Financial Aid Department concerning the payment of fees. Students attending the college under the G.I. Bill should discuss payment of school fees with the Director of Financial Aid. Tuition and fees are subject to change at the end of any quarter. Failure to make proper payments, unless otherwise cleared with the Business Office, will result in dismissal from the college.

Grades will not be issued, degrees granted, or transcripts furnished until all financial obligations have been satisfied and all college property returned.

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