Financial Aid

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

12 Months

Tuition & Fees    
Tuition 44,065 44,065
Student Body Fees 40 20
Graduation Fees 0 350
Exam Soft 60 60
SEP/Medical Equipment 1,111 N/A
Total Fees 45,276 44,495
Budget Items/Estimated Costs    
Books & Supplies 2,164 N/A
Living Expenses (R&B/Personal) 22,323 20,463
Transportation 3,635 8,206
PANCE Board Exam N/A 475
Background Check & Finger Printing 85 N/A
CPR N/A 90
Total Budget Components 28,207 29,234
Loan Fees    
Direct Unsubsidized Loan Fees 217 217
Grad PLUS Loan Fees 2,245 2,264
Total Loan Fees 2,462 2,481
Total Budget  75,945 76,210

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

2016 Graduates $119,316 
2017 Graduates $121,914
2018 Graduates $121,031
2018 Graduates $129,888

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.