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Tuition & Aid

Along with tuition, there are other factors that add to the overall cost of your graduate education. Included in your assessment of what your graduate degree will ultimately cost should be tuition, fees, and general attendance costs. Your ability to secure financial aid is an important consideration.

Tuition and Fees are due the first week of classes.

Tuition not covered by your financial aid must be paid in full unless you enroll in an online payment plan. Payment plans are automatic and are interest-free.

Tuition & Fees Joint MSPAS/MPH Program 2022-2023

Tuition

Tuition (per semester) $18,015
Part-Time Students (less than 5 credits & repeating/per credit rate) $685

Additional MSPAS/MPH Program Fees

Student Fee (annual) $300
Technology Fee (per trimester) $50
Technology Fee (per semester) $75

General University Fees

Late registration fee $100
Returned check fee $40
Stop payment fee $50
Late payment fee $100
Transcript fee (per copy) $10
Payment Plan (enrollment only) $50

Cost of Attendance

Along with tuition, graduate students should estimate the overall cost of completing an academic year - or the Cost of Attendance (COA) - in the MSPAS/MPH program.

COA includes:

  • Direct costs (tuition and fees)
  • Indirect costs (books, supplies, room and board, personal and transportation costs)
  • Health Insurance (TUC requires participation in the TUC's Student Health Insurance Plan -SHIP - unless you are approved to be waived out of the program)

The COA – or student budget – not only lets you see the big picture costs of your degree but also serves to determine your financial needs and the amount of aid (federal loans and scholarships) for which you may qualify. Your COA, and financial aid eligibility, are determined and calculated based on the semesters you are attending, so for first-year PA students, the COA (and financial aid for which you are eligible) is based on nine months and subsequent years 12 months.

Sample Cost of Attendance, 2022-2023

While not specific to your circumstance, consider the information below as a sample Cost of Attendance for an MSPAS/MPH program.

First Year Physician Assistant (MSPAS/MPH) Students - Class of 2025

(9 months)

Tuition $36,030
Student Health Center Fee $300
Technology Fee $150
Total Annual Tuition and Fees $36,480
   
Student Health Insurance (SHIP) $3,990
Books and Supplies $1,124
Computer Allowance $2,066
Unsubsidized Loan Fee $350
Estimated Cost of Living $20,160
Total Estimated Indirect Costs $27,690
   
Total Estimated Annual COA $64,170

Second Year Physician Assistant (MSPAS/MPH) Students - Class of 2024

(12 months)

Tuition $54,045
Student Health Center Fee $300
Technology Fee $150
Total Annual Tuition and Fees $54,495
   
Student Health Insurance (SHIP) $4,788
Books and Supplies $1,686
Computer Allowance $0
Unsubsidized Loan Fee $216
Estimated Cost of Living $33,617
Total Estimated Indirect Costs $40,307
   
Total Estimated Annual COA $94,802

Third Year Physician Assistant (MSPAS/MPH) Students - Class of 2023

(12 months)

Tuition $54,045
Student Health Center Fee $300
Technology Fee $150
Total Annual Tuition and Fees $54,495
   
Student Health Insurance (SHIP) $4,788
Books and Supplies $1,686
Computer Allowance $0
Unsubsidized Loan Fee $216
Estimated Cost of Living $34,529
Total Estimated Indirect Costs $41,219
   
Total Estimated Annual COA $95,714

Financial Aid

There are many financial aid options to help you reach your TUC goals. We receive funds from federal, state, and private sources including federal and private loans, several federal scholarship programs, the Federal Work-Study Program, and more.

TUC's financial aid department supports your educational goals and is eager to assist you in finding the financial help you need.

Generally, to qualify for federal financial aid you will need to:

  • Demonstrate financial need for direct subsidized loans and work-study
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen (several options apply)
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment
  • Be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for the Direct Loan Program
  • Make satisfactory academic progress
  • Sign the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form stating that:
    • You are not in default on a federal student loan;
    • You do not owe money on a federal student grant; and
    • You will use federal student aid only for educational purposes; and
  • Demonstrate you do not have a negative credit history.

Ready to apply for financial aid? It all starts with filling out a FAFSA.

Need More Help or Info?

Members of TUC's financial aid and tuition departments (Bursar's office) are always available to help you one-on-one.

Contact Financial Aid Contact the Bursar