• Master of Science in Physician Assistant (PA)
    Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

    Enrollment in the Physician Assistant program represents a substantial commitment, both academically and financially. To enable students to better understand the extent of that commitment, we have prepared an estimate of the cost to complete the program; note that the estimate does not include students' personal and living expenses. The tuition and fee estimates are based on tuition for the 2014-15 academic year, and students should expect an increase of approximately 5 percent each year.

    Students Starting in the 2014-15 Academic Year

    Year One

    • Tuition: 38 credits, $38,152
    • Fees: $2,184
    • Medical Equipment: $1,400
    • White Coat: $26
    • Textbooks: $1,200
    • Background Check: $65
    • Membership Fees: $160
    • Laptop: $750
     

    Year Two

    • Tuition: 28 credits, $28,112
    • Fees: $1,984
    • Textbooks: $300
    • PEPID Clinical Rotation Software: $400

     

    Year Three

    • Tuition: 29 credits, $29,116
    • Fees: $1,884
    • Textbooks: $300

     


     

    Total estimated cost: $43,937 Total estimated cost: $30,796  Total estimated cost: $31,300
         

    The total estimated cost for the entire program is $106,033 for three years.

    • A health insurance plan is offered by Monmouth University for those students who do not have their own insurance. To learn more, please visit this page.
    • Please note: a smartphone is required.
     

    Scholarships

    Graduate Scholarships are offered by the University to students on the basis of their undergraduate grade point average. The Graduate Admission Office will evaluate each student's eligibility upon application for admission; there is no separate scholarship application. Award values range from $2,400 to $5,100 per semester.

    Private Scholarships are often available from private corporations and foundations. Students are encouraged to explore additional scholarship opportunities via our searchable database or via Internet search engines such as www.fastweb.com.

    Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

    These are available to all students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), have no prior defaults on federal student loans, and have not exceeded lifetime borrowing limits.

    Students may borrow up to $20,500 per academic year. To learn more about repayment terms and interest rates on Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, please visit this page.

    Graduate PLUS and Alternative Loans

    Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans are credit-based loans offered by the federal government to graduate students. Eligible students may borrow up to the cost of education less any other financial aid received. To learn more, click here.

    Alternative Loans are loans from private sources and are used to meet costs that are not covered by scholarships and the Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. Students may borrow up to the cost of education less any other financial aid received. The terms and conditions for these loans vary widely. To learn more about alternative loan options, click here.

    Payment Plan

    The University offers an interest-free payment plan through Tuition Management Systems (TMS). For more information or to sign up, please visit afford.com/options.

    Budgeting Basics: Managing Your Money

    To help budget between living expenses and educational expenses, the Association of American Medical Colleges has created a monthly budget worksheet, which may be helpful to students during their three years at Monmouth. To download the worksheet, please click here.

    Contact Information

    To assist students in evaluating the resources available to them and to develop a financial plan for managing the costs of enrollment in the program, we have a dedicated point of contact in the Financial Aid Office:

    Tabitha Conlan
    Assistant Director of Financial Aid
    Financial Aid Office
    400 Cedar Avenue
    West Long Branch, NJ 07764
    Phone: 732-263-5506
    E-Mail: tconlan@monmouth.edu
    Fax: 732-923-4791
    Location: Wilson Hall, Room 108

    To learn more about the PA program requirements, please visit the program's home page.