Cost and Financial Aid

Pacific University School of Physical Assistant Studies Estimated Expenses

(2013/14 Academic year)

Expense

Didactic Phase


3 semesters

Clinical Phase


4 semesters

Total

Tuition

$31,446

$41,928

$73,374

Fees (ACLS)

$165

$165

Required background check and urine screen

$75

$75

$150

Equipment, Books, Technology, etc

$3,200

$675

$3,875

Travel expenses

$300

$9,600

$9,900

Room and board

$14,000

$19,780

$33,790

Program expenses are based on current projections (including tuition) and are subject to change.

Medical Insurance

All student MUST have medical insurance either through a private carrier or through the University. For information regarding University coverage, check the Academic HealthPlans site.

Financial Aid

Need-based aid in the form of grants, loans, work-study, and other funding is available to those who demonstrate financial need. Visit the Pacific Financial Aid Office.

FAFSA

FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is very important that you submit this form to the federal government as soon as possible after January 1st. Be sure to have a copy sent to Pacific University (Federal School Code 003212). Do not wait to be accepted into a program to apply for financial aid and do not wait until you have filed your income tax returns with the IRS. You should either estimate your income - you will have a chance to correct errors later — or complete your tax returns early. If you wait, it will delay the processing.

You can obtain a FAFSA application in the paper version from the financial aid office at any college or university, the public library, or by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID. You can also fill out a web-based version of the FAFSA (step-by-step instructions are provided on this site). Filling out the FAFSA online allows you to get your Student Aid Report (SAR) sooner than with the paper application, and your FAFSA will be more accurate, since the online form has built-in edit checks to catch simple errors.

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Funds

These funds are available to selected students from Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming who have applied for funding from their state. WICHE recipients in physician assistant programs can receive $10,500 for the academic year. For further information contact WICHE Student Exchange Program, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO, 80302, phone (303) 541-0214, or email info-sep@wiche.edu.

All residents from the states above are strongly encouraged to apply for WICHE certification. The application deadline for WICHE funding is October 15 of the year prior to entrance in the program.

Scholarships

Pacific University awards several Community Service scholarships to first year Physician Assistant students who demonstrate a committment to underserved communities and whose intention is to practice in such an area after completion of the program.

The Josiah Hill III PA Alumni Scholarship is awarded by the PA Alumni Committee to a second year physician assistant student who demonstrates financial need, good academic standing and participation in community service and activities related to the PA profession.

Questions?

Please contact the Financial Aid Office via telephone at 503-352-2222 or via email at financialaid@pacificu.edu