PA Program Cost Information
NOTE: Below is an estimate of what the PA Program costs will be starting Summer 2023.
Tuition and Fees
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.
|Item||Pre-Enrollment||Year 1||Year 2||Totals|
|Total Estimated Tuition and Fees||$86,200|
** Based on $750/credit hour. Tuition for Year 2 will be set by the Board of Trustees in January (historically a 1-4% increase) and will be effective the following May.
Estimated Variable Expenses
The total estimated expenses, combined with the direct tuition and fees, is used to determine how much financial aid a student is eligible to receive.
|Textbooks and Supplies Allowance||$3,894|
|Living Allowance (room, board, personal expenses)||$29,292|
|Total Estimated Variable Expenses||$35,136|
Other Estimated Costs and Expenses (not paid to Cedarville)
Estimated Indirect Costs
|Criminal Background Check||$120|
|Drug Screen Panel||$70|
|Health Insurance (estimate - cost varies)||$4,200|
|Total Estimated Indirect Costs||$4,690|
Estimated Equipment Expenses
|Laptop (if needed - costs vary)||$1,500|
|Total Estimated Equipment Expenses||$1,500|
The PA Program also offers a comprehensive overview of the total estimated cost of becoming a PA medical professional, beyond what is required by law and includes additional fees and expenses not listed on this page.
External 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:
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.