Physician Assistant Program

Financial Aid & Costs

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

The following are estimated costs of attendance to Valparaiso University for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Graduate Phase

Academic
Year

Summer
Semester*
 

Total

Year 4 $43,400 $12,600 $56,000
Year 5 $43,400 $5,880 $49,280
Total Graduate Tuition $105,280

*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

Graduate Phase

Year 4

Year 5

Total
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 $760 -0- $760
 ~ PA Professional Organization
Student Memberships
$95 -0- $95
 ~ BLS Certification $50 -0- $50
 ~ Student Lab Coat & ID Badge $50 -0- $50
Total Graduate Fees $15,450

*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.