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Tuition Costs

Cedarville University's 110-hour Master of Medical Science in PA Studies (M.M.Sc.-PA) program is designed for full-time completion in two years.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and Variable Expenses for the current year for the Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies (M.M.Sc.-PA) program is listed below.

The Estimated Cost of Attendance equals Direct Charges + Variable Expenses. These are estimates and may vary. Prior to each term, a student will be able to view their term statement (charges and anticipated financial aid for that specific term). The Estimated Cost of Attendance below is required by federal regulations to determine how much financial aid a student is eligible to receive. This includes:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Textbooks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Transportation Expenses

The following is based on a total of 59 credit hours spread out over three terms. Financial Aid, if awarded, will use a three-term attendance pattern (summer, fall and spring) and aid will be distributed over three terms. M.M.Sc.-PA students do not need to complete an application for summer aid since students may receive financial aid up to the amount of their calculated Estimated Cost of Attendance.


Direct Charges (billed to student statement)Summer '23Fall '23Spring '24Annual
Student Fee$500$500$500$1,500
Total Estimated Direct Charges$15,500$15,500$14,750$45,750
Estimated Variable CostsSummer '23Fall '23Spring '24Annual
Personal Expenses$1,076$1,076$1,076$3,228
Total - Estimated Variable Expenses$9,329$9,329$9,329$27,987
Total - Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance$24,329$24,329$24,329$73,737

Total Estimated Cost for Program Completion

The following outlines expenses required to complete the program to allow prospective students to estimate the total cost of attendance.

Tuition and FeesAmount
Tuition (110 total credits)$82,500
Program Fees$3,000
Graduation Fee$125
Total Estimated Tuition and Fees$85,625


Program Required ExpensesAmount
Textbooks and Supplies$1,800
Laptop (if needed – cost varies)$1,500
Health Insurance* (estimated – cost varies)$9,000
Medical Clearance (health physical, fit testing, immunizations, etc.)$800
Criminal Background Check** and Urine Drug Screen (costs vary)$180
Total Estimated Program Required Expenses$13,280


* PA students are required to have and provide evidence of health insurance coverage throughout the program. CU does not provide health insurance for students. Students are responsible for researching the most appropriate level and cost of insurance for their situation. Students are personally liable for all health/medical costs incurred while enrolled.

** Costs higher for previous or current residents of New York state

External Scholarship and Loan Repayment Opportunities

The average PA student graduates with about $100,000 in student debt (inclusive of all schooling debt accumulated prior to PA school). There are a number of external loan-repayment opportunities that can help students eliminate some or all of their school debt:

Ohio Health Profession Loan Repayment
The Primary Care Office (PCO) coordinates student loan repayment programs for primary care, oral health, and behavioral health providers in underserved communities.

This program pays back student debt in exchange for a year's service in specific areas across the United States.

Indian Health Service (IHS)
This program assigns PAs and other healthcare professionals to IHS health centers for at least two years.

MedSend offers grants for U.S. residents who are medical professionals and have committed to long-term missions. The MedSend grants cover student loan payments during the time of service. Grants are usually awarded on a four-year basis and may be renewed.

National Health Services Corp
This program is for PAs who serve as primary care providers in underserved communities.

Navy or Air Force Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)
These programs offer full scholarship, monthly living expenses and reimbursement for related books and equipment in exchange for a period of active duty service.

U.S. Army Program
This is a three-year loan repayment plan for PAs who serve in the Army.

Veterans Caucus Scholarships
The Veterans Caucus offers several scholarships that are designed to support veterans or members of the Guard or Reserves of The Uniformed Services who are enrolled in an accredited PA program; in good standing; and in their clinical education phase.