PA Tuition Fees

Tuition & Fees

The standard institutional tuition rate does not apply to students who matriculate into the NGU PA Program. The following table outlines the program’s expected tuition and fees.

 Cohort Tuition Per Semester * Total Estimated Tuition
Cohort 2021 $18,165 $108,990
Cohort 2022 $18,530 $111,180
Cohort 2023 $18,600 $111,600

*Tuition does not change after a student’s matriculation.

Estimated Required Program Expenses


Diagnostic Medical Equipment Estimate

Equipment Example Cost Estimate
Diagnostic Set Welch Allyn Diagnostic Sets, 3.5V Coaxial with Throat Illuminator – Model 97200-M $680
Insufflator bulb for diagnoses Welch Allyn Insufflator Bulb and Tube With Tip For Diagnostic Otoscopes $12
Stethoscope 3M Littman Classic II S.E. 28” Stethoscope $100
Sphygmomanometer Mabis Legacy Aneroid Sphygmomanometer $60
Tuning fork C-128/C-512 Allheart Tuning Forks $18
Reflex Hammer Prestige Medical Economy Taylor Percussion Hammer $10
Pocket Eye Chart Prestige Medical Rosenbaum Pocket Eye Chart $5
Tape Measure Allheart Compact Retractable Soft Tape Measure $5
Small Screw Top Container/s Plastic or metal/non see through – 3 $10
Medical Bag Big enough to hold equipment/compartments for ease of access $100
Wrist Watch With ability to track seconds $40
EKG Caliper Standard EKG caliper $10
Total   $1,050

Note: Please discuss with the program before purchasing any diagnostic medical equipment. We may be able to help you find best pricing options.


Technology Supplies

Equipment Example Year One Year Two
Laptop Computer MUST be a MAC or PC. Battery life of 7 hours or longer; Wi-Fi compatible; RAM suggested at 4 GB or higher; processor of 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 or better; storage of 250 GB or better $1500  
Software Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook $100 $100
Online Storage Dropbox $200  
Optional Ipad or similar Does not replace MAC or PC Laptop $700  
Total   $2,500 $100

Room, Board, Travel, and Personal

This table estimates living and travel related expenses incurred by the student.

Other Expenses (Estimates) Year One Year Two
Room and Board per Financial Aid $14,522.67 $14,522.67
Personal Expenses $3,000 $3,000
Travel expenses $3,813.33 $11,770
Car Insurance $1,500 $1,500
Family Medicine III Clerkship (Nicaragua Option)   $2,000
Optional Elective Clerkship (Overseas Option)   $4,000
Total $22,836.00 $36,792.67

Refunds

Refund Timeline Spring Semester/s Fall Semester/s Summer Semester/s
Before Class Begins 100% 100% 100%
During 1st Day 75% 75% 75%
During 2nd Day 75% 75% 75%
During 1st Week 75% 75% 75%
During 2nd Week 50% 50% 50%
After 2nd Week 0% 0% 0%

Financial Aid

  • National Health Service Corps

    The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship is a competitive program that pays tuition, fees and provides a living stipend to students enrolled in accredited medical (MD or DO), dental, nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, and PA training programs. Upon graduation, scholarship recipients serve as primary care providers between 2 and 4 years in a community-based site in a high-need Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) that has applied to and been approved by the NHSC as a service site.

    Awards are made to applicants most committed to serving underserved people and most likely to build successful careers in HPSAs and meet future needs for care throughout the nation. Please monitor the NHSC website for updated information on future application cycles.

  • Indian Health Service

    Indian health programs need dedicated health professionals – people like you who envision a career with a purpose and mission and who are willing to commit to working in American Indian and Alaska Native communities where they can truly make a difference.

    The mission of IHS is to raise the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. Because of the IHS Scholarship Program, many qualified American Indian and Alaska Native health professionals are given the opportunity to pursue their careers as well as help their own communities. More information.

  • Military Scholarships
  • Other Possible Funding Sources

    Candidates and students are encouraged to apply to clubs, organizations, corporations, agencies and foundations for funding that may be used at any school the student chooses to attend. These groups may be able to offer students scholarship and grant funding that does not have to be repaid. In addition, many healthcare institutions offer tuition reimbursement for students who contract to work at their facility where they currently work or are interested in working after graduation. Students should inquire about this possibility at the facility where they are interested in working.

  • Student Academy of American Academy of Physician Assistants

    SAAAPA provides a wealth of information on funding for PA education. The page linked below outlines (1) funding sources, (2) federal and state resources, (3) scholarships and traineeships, (4) AAPA constituent organizations scholarships, (5) loans, repayment programs, consolidation resources, and (6) other resources. Learn more.

Student Employment Policies

  • Student Employment While Enrolled in the Program

    While enrolled in the PA Medicine program at NGU, students assume the role of a learner. Therefore, students will not be utilized to fulfill faculty or clinical staffing duties that would otherwise be provided by an employee of the University or outside organization.

  • NGU PA Medicine Student Employment

    The PA program strongly discourages students from being employed while enrolled and does not make exceptions or alterations to required course work, scheduling, or rotation assignments for individual students’ due to employment. Employment status while in the program will not be used to excuse absence from scheduled learning activities, justify poor performance, or be considered as a mitigating factor when assessing students’ academic and professional progress.

  • Students Will Not Work for the PA Program

    The NGU PA Medicine Program does not permit its students to work (paid or voluntary) for the Program.

  • Student Will Not Substitute as Faculty

    NGU PA Medicine students will not substitute for or function as instructional faculty (paid or volunteer).

    • Students with specific prior knowledge, experiences, and skills may assist faculty (provided faculty approval and oversight) and share that knowledge and skill set during didactic and laboratory sessions.
    • Students may not be the primary instructor or instructor of record for any component of the program curriculum.
    • Students may not participate in the primary assessment of other students, except as indicated in the student reflection activities.
  • Students Will Not Work at Clerkship Rotation Sites

    During supervised clinical experiences, students may not substitute for clinical or administrative staff and must ensure all services provided to patients are directly supervised. Students may not accept compensation for any services provided during supervised clinical experiences unless specifically approved by the DCE (e.g. housing stipend).

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