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 46,202 46,202
Student Body Fees 40 20
Graduation Fees 0 350
Exam Soft 61 61
SEP/Medical Equipment (cost is subject to change) 1,222 N/A
Total Fees 47,525 46,633
Budget Items/Estimated Costs    
Books & Supplies 3,100 N/A
Living Expenses (R&B/Personal) 24,195 22,180
Transportation 3,698 8,349
PANCE Board Exam N/A 550
Background Check & Finger Printing 105 N/A
CPR N/A 90
Total Budget Components 31,098 31,169
Loan Fees    
Direct Unsubsidized Loan Fees 217 217
Grad PLUS Loan Fees 2,467 2,432
Total Loan Fees 2,684 2,649
Total Budget  81,307 80,451

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

2018 Graduates $121,031
2019 Graduates $129,888
2020 Graduates $130,330
2021 Graduates $118,722

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.