Budget for Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS)

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• All budgets are estimated costs and subject to change.

• The budget is for the student and educational expenses during the period of enrollment only.


Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

First Year

12 Months

Second Year

11 Months

Tuition & Fees    
Tuition 45,345 45,345
Student Body Fees 40 20
Graduation Fees 0 350
Exam Soft 60 60
SEP/Medical Equipment 1,200 N/A
PAEA end of Rotations N/A 280
Total Fees 46,645 46,055
Budget Items/Estimated Costs    
Books & Supplies 2,164 N/A
Living Expenses (R&B/Personal) 22,613 20,729
Transportation 3,540 7,992
PANCE Board Exam N/A 475
Background Check & Finger Printing 85 N/A
CPR N/A 90
Total Budget Components 28,402 29,286
Loan Fees    
Direct Unsubsidized Loan Fees 217 217
Grad PLUS Loan Fees 2,315 2,328
Total Loan Fees 2,532 2,545
Total Budget  77,579 77,886

The average indebtedness for the WesternU Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program for the last 4 years:

2017 Graduates $121,914
2018 Graduates $121,031
2019 Graduates $129,888
2020 Graduates $130,330

This was based on graduates that had WesternU debt.

The Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies has three disbursements per academic year.  One in the fall before school starts, one in the spring and one in the summer.  Please go to Student YOU Portal for your actual disbursement date information for your program.

 To see a sample of what your loan repayment schedule may look like, please visit the Federal Student Aid Repayment Estimator Calculator.