Costs & Aid

UNC-Physician Assistant Cost of Attendance

Below is an estimate of the entire program costs for the Class of 2018.    

Tuition and Fees*



Residents: 51,967
Non-Residents: 95,965

Institution Fees


Program Fees


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.  You may view the most up-to-date tuition and fee chart at  Students are billed at the beginning of each semester upon enrollment.


Academic Related Costs




CPR/BLS Training


Background Checks/Drug Screenings


ACLS Certification


PANCE Exam Review Course




Lab Clothes, Coat, Scrubs, Name Tag


Stethoscope/Medical Tools/Textbooks




Clinical Education Travel*


Clinical Education Housing*



Personal Cost Estimates






Health Insurance**


* Clinical Rotation Travel and Housing occur in the second year of the program.  It is the responsibility of the student to have adequate housing and travel accommodations for each rotation.  The Program supports housing applications to NC AHEC as an alternative cost effective option for lodging for clinical sites more than 60 miles from campus.  The Program nor NC AHEC guarantees approval of requests. 
** All eligible students enrolled in the UNC System Colleges and Universities, including UNC-Chapel Hill, are required to have health insurance coverage.  To view more on this policy, please visit


Financial Aid Opportunities

  • Graduate students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using code 002974 as soon as possible after January 1 of each year.  
  • For information about the financial aid process, estimated costs, and types of aid available, please visit the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid website.
  • For information about departmental aid opportunities please see the Department of Allied Health Sciences' financial resources website.
  • 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 two and four 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.
  • The North Carolina Forgivable Education Loan for Service Established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011, the Forgivable Education Loans for Service provides financial assistance to qualified North Carolina resident students enrolled in an approved education program and committed to working in critical employment shortage professions in North Carolina. For the 2016-17 academic year eligible degree programs may be found by clicking this link.  The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority provides administration for the program.
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs If you are interested in working for the VA in the future, there is information available about educational assistance programs for employees.  Information can be found here.
  • Veteran Benefits & Financial Aid Resources