Physician Assistant Studies Cost and Financial Aid

Tuition and fees start at $51,074 for students in the Masters of Physician Assistant Studies program in 2022-2023. 

The Pacific University Financial Aid Office establishes the Cost of Attendance, which reflects an estimate of what it will cost to attend Pacific for one year. The Cost of Attendance reflects direct costs, such as tuition and fees, as well as estimated indirect costs, such as books, transportation, and monthly living expenses. The Cost of Attendance is used to determine a student's eligibility for need-based financial aid resources. 

Cost of Attendance Information


Medical Insurance

All student must have medical insurance either through a private carrier or through the university.

Financial Aid

Need-based aid in the form of grants, loans, work-study, and other funding is available to those who demonstrate financial need. See the Financial Aid Office for more information. Policies and procedures for refunds of tuition and fees may be found here.


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 Oct. 1. 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, Nevada, and Wyoming who have applied for funding from their state. WICHE recipients in physician assistant programs can receive $17,250 for the academic year. For further information contact WICHE Student Exchange Program at phone 303-541-0200, or email

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.




Award Amount

Number of Awards

When Awarded

1. H.F. Randolph Community Scholarship



Didactic Year- July

2. Josiah Hill Scholarship



Clinical Year - April

3. The Director’s Award OHA Scholarship

$37,500.00 per year


Didactic Year- August

4. The John Stoianoff Memorial Scholarship



Didactic Year-June-2nd year

The H.F. Randolph Community Scholarship: Pacific University awards several Community Service scholarships to first year Physician Assistant (PA) students who demonstrate a commitment 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: This scholarship is awarded by the PA Staff and Faculty 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.

The Director’s Award OHA Scholarship: This scholarship is from the School of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies and Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Designed with both the student and Oregon workforce in mind, this scholarship provides Pacific University College of Health Professions PA students with a unique opportunity to help address healthcare disparity in the state.

The John Stoianoff Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2019 by the loving family of Dr. John R. Stoianoff, commemorating his life of service, compassion, and generosity as a surgeon in Idaho, and as a skilled lecturer in health care practice during his retirement years. A joyful and inspiring presence for students and faculty of the Pacific University School of Physician Assistant Studies, Dr. Stoianoff contributed over 11 years of volunteer service.

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