M.S. Physician Assistant 

Tuition & fees  

Graduate school is an investment in your physician assistant career. Northwestern College strives to be transparent by displaying all of the estimated financial costs for your time as a student. You can plan now and feel fully prepared to begin your studies at Northwestern.

If you have any questions about financial aid, contact the financial aid team.    

Physician Assistant Program estimated costs

Costs for cohort beginning summer 2024  
(graduating class of 2026)

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Totals

Tuition ($810/credit Yr 1, Yr 2 and Yr 3)*

$11,340  
(14 cr)
$46,980  
(58 cr)
$35,640 
(44 cr)
   $93,960
         
Fees paid to NWC       $4,055 
Application Fee $100      
Lab Supplies and Fees   $560    
Health Professional Liability Insurance     $200   
eValue   $150    
Exams (PACKRAT, EORs, BLS/ACLS)   $400 $200  
PANCE Preparation      $600  
Site Supervision   $200    
Technology Fee $150 $465 $465  
Graduation Fee     $100  
Medical Resources $300      
Clinical Year Onboarding Requirements   $65    
AAPA and IPAS Memberships $100      
Total tuition & fees 

      $98,015  

Student Responsibilities (not paid to NWC)       $4,000 
Books and Supplies (includes a computer) $1500 $500    
Medical Equipment $1500      
Document Review, Background Checks, Onboarding $200      
Medical Clearance  $300      
Personal expense estimate (allotted for financial aid)        
Room and Board $3,825 $14,700 $14,700   
Transportation $400 $1,725 $1,725  
Miscellaneous $2,000 $8,000 $8,000  

*This estimate does not include loan fees which will vary depending on the type of loan. 
**  Policies and Procedures for refunding tuition and fees can also be found in the   Northwestern Graduate Catalog (page 14).   

This page is intended to provide estimates for prospective students. Exact costs may change, and the costs of tuition and fees are subject to change.

Costs for cohort beginning summer 2023  
(graduating class of 2025)

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Totals

Tuition ($765/credit Yr 1) ($810/credit Yr 2 and Yr 3)*

$10,710  
(14 cr)
$46,980  
(58 cr)
$35,640 
(44 cr)
   $93,330
         
Fees paid to NWC       $4,015 
Application Fee $100      
Lab Supplies and Fees   $560    
Health Professional Liability Insurance     $200   
eValue   $150    
Exams (PACKRAT, EORs, BLS/ACLS)   $400 $200  
PANCE Preparation      $600  
Site Supervision   $200    
Technology Fee $125 $450 $465  
Graduation Fee     $100  
Medical Resources $300      
Clinical Year Onboarding Requirements   $65    
AAPA and IPAS Memberships $100      
Total tuition & fees 

      $97,345  

Student Responsibilities (not paid to NWC)       $4,000 
Books and Supplies (includes a computer) $1500 $500    
Medical Equipment $1500      
Document Review, Background Checks, Onboarding $200      
Medical Clearance  $300      
Personal expense estimate (allotted for financial aid)        
Room and Board $3,825 $14,700 $14,700   
Transportation $400 $1,725 $1,725  
Miscellaneous $2,000 $8,000 $8,000  

*This estimate does not include loan fees which will vary depending on the type of loan. 
**  Policies and Procedures for refunding tuition and fees can also be found in the   Northwestern Graduate Catalog (page 14).   

This page is intended to provide estimates for prospective students. Exact costs may change, and the costs of tuition and fees are subject to change.

Costs for cohort beginning summer 2022 
(graduating class of 2024)

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Totals

Tuition ($750/credit Yr 1)
($765/credit Yr 2) ($810/credit Yr 3)*

$10,500 
(14 cr)
$44,370 
(58 cr)
$35,640 
(44 cr)
  $90,510
         
Fees paid to NWC       $3,545 
Application Fee $100      
Lab Supplies and Fees   $500    
Health Professional Liability Insurance     $200   
eValue   $150    
Exams (PACKRAT, EORs, BLS/ACLS)   $400 $200  
PANCE Review Course     $350  
Site Supervision   $200    
Technology Fee $120 $375 $450  
Graduation Fee     $100  
Medical Resources $300      
AAPA and IPAS Memberships $100      
Total tuition & fees 

      $94,055 

Student Responsibilities (not paid to NWC)       $4,050 
Books and Supplies (includes a computer) $1500 $500    
Medical Equipment $1500      
Document Review, Background Checks, Onboarding $200 $50    
Medical Clearance  $300      
Personal expense estimate (allotted for financial aid)        
Room and Board $3,500 $14,000 $14,000   
Transportation $350 $2,000 $2,000  
Miscellaneous $2,000 $8,000 $8,000  

*This estimate does not include loan fees which will vary depending on the type of loan. 
** Policies and Procedures for refunding tuition and fees can also be found in the  Northwestern Graduate Catalog (page 14).  

This page is intended to provide estimates for prospective students. Exact costs may change, and the costs of tuition and fees are subject to change.

 

Financial aid & resources

Continuing your education is more than a time investment.
Below are a few resources that may help you finance your master's degree with Northwestern College. 

Financial aid
Northwestern's   Financial Aid Office can provide more information about loans for the PA program.
Policies and procedures for refunding tuition and fees can also be found in the Northwestern College Graduate Catalog.

FAFSA
Students may be eligible for federal and/or state financial aid. 

To determine your eligibility, you must: 

  1. Complete the  FAFSA. with Northwestern's institutional code:  001883.
  2. After acceptance into your program, Northwestern's financial aid office will assist you with processing student loan documents.

Outside Scholarships

Military benefits
If you're a veteran or active in the military, you're welcome at Northwestern and we're grateful for your service. Northwestern College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Contact the  registrar's office to learn more about your GI Bill ® benefits.

GI Bill ® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill


Accreditation

The ARC-PA has granted  Accreditation-Provisional status to the  Northwestern College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by  Northwestern College

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA  Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the  Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.  Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at  http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-northwestern-college.

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