Tuition & fees
Physician Assistant Program costs
|Tuition ($750/credit)*||$9,750 (13 cr)||$43,500 (58 cr)||$33,750 (45 cr)||$87,000|
|Fees paid to NWC||$2,480|
|Lab Supplies and Fees||$200||$300|
|Exams (PACKRAT, EORs, BLS/ACLS)||$400||$180|
| Total tuition & fees
|Student Responsibilities (not paid to NWC)||$4,150|
|Books and Supplies (includes a computer)||$1500||$500|
|AAPA and IPAS Memberships||$100|
|Document Review, Background Checks, Onboarding||$200||$50|
|Personal expense estimate (allotted for financial aid)|
|Room and Board||$3,200||$12,800||$12,800|
*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 16).
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 for future cohorts.
Financial aid & resources
Students may be eligible for federal and/or state financial aid.
To determine your eligibility, you must:
- Complete the FAFSA. with Northwestern's institutional code: 001883.
- After acceptance into your program, Northwestern's financial aid office will assist you with processing student loan documents.
Northwestern College has applied for Accreditation–Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Northwestern College anticipates matriculating its first class in May 2020, pending achieving Accreditation–Provisional status at the September 2019 ARC-PA meeting.
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. Should Northwestern College not receive Accreditation–Provisional, the program will not be permitted to start in May 2020.