Cost of the 5-year PA Program (3+2)

The following are estimated costs of attendance to Valparaiso University for the 2020-2021 academic year.

 Undergraduate Phase

Graduate Phase

Academic Year

Summer Semester*

Year 4 $41,940 $12,600 $54,540
Year 5 $41,940 $5,040 $46,980
Total Graduate Tuition $101,520

*Summer semester = $840 per credit hour


Beginning in Fall 2023, the MSPA Program will be moving to a set flat all-inclusive tuition. Students will no longer be charged an MSPA Program Fee.  Tuition rates are subject to percentage increases per year based on past history.

Valparaiso University Withdraw and Refund Policy

 Undergraduate Phase

Graduate Phase

Year 4 Year 5
General Fee $520 $520 $1,040
*Program Fee $6,600 $6,600 $13,200
Criminal Background & Drug Testing Fee $138 $117 $255
One Time Fees:
 ~ Medical Equipment $700 -0- $700
 ~ PA Professional Organization Student Memberships $95 -0- $95
 ~ BLS Certification $50 -0- $50
 ~ Student Lab Coat & ID Badge $50 -0- $50
Total Graduate Fees $15,390

Beginning in Fall 2020, the MSPA Program Fee will be $6,600 for each year in the graduate phase of the program.

*The program fee will cover the cost of online textbook and instructional video subscriptions, library resources, lab and testing fees, ACLS training, liability insurance, and clinical site instruction.

When considering other aid options, Federal/State/Valpo grants are available to those who qualify for the first three years, and graduate limits applying to the last two years. If summer aid is needed, it is important to remember that generally only loans will be available.