Costs and Aid

UNC-Physician Assistant Program Cost of Education

Tuition and fees are costs that will be directly charged to you by the University Cashier and may be changed each year by the UNC Board of Governors.  The other costs listed are estimates to help you budget for your expenses.   See http://finance.unc.edu/saur/student-account-services/tuition-and-fees/ for the most up-to date information.

Below is an estimate of what you can expect to pay per year.   Students are billed per semester after they enroll in classes.

Tuition/Fees

Year 1 (Spring/Summer/Fall) 2015-16

Year 2 (Spring/Summer/Fall) 2016-17

NC Resident Tuition

24,000

27,000

Non-Resident Tuition

46,000

49,000

Special Course Fees

500

0

Graduate Student Fees

2,900

3,100

Room

12,212

12,944

Board

4,796

5,036

Books/Supplies

1,484

1,558

Travel

1,896

1,990

Health Insurance

1,376

1,448

Personal

6,496

6,821

 

Total Budget

NC Resident

55,660 59,897

Non-Resident

77,660

81,897

 

Financial Aid Opportunities

Graduate students and second bachelor degrees should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using code 002974 as soon as possible after January 1st of each year.    For undergraduate students seeking their first undergraduate degree, they should also plan to complete the College Board Profile.   

For information about the financial aid process, estimated costs, and types of aid available, please visit the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid website:

http://studentaid.unc.edu

For information about Departmental Aid opportunities please see the Department of Allied Health Sciences financial resources links:

http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/student-services/financial-assistance

The University Cashier's Office provides the most up-to-date information about the tuition and fees charged for both the regular academic year  and summer terms.  Information can be found on their website:

Cashier's Office

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 physician assistant 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, most likely to build successful careers in HPSAs, and meet future needs for care throughout the nation. Application instructions can be found at the NHSC website.