Costs and Financial Assistance
Total cost of the 2014-2016 MMS Physician Assistant program is $72,000. This covers the entire 24-month program. Inclusive in the cost of the program is:
- White laboratory coat
- Electronic medical resources
- Consumable laboratory fees
- Program testing fees during the program
Federal Direct Student Loans
Financial aid available to PA students is limited to the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. These loans have features that make them particularly attractive, including low interest rates, deferred payment options, and flexible repayment schedules. Federal Direct Student Loan eligibility is unsubsidized at the graduate level. Graduate students are eligible for up to $20,500 per academic year ($51,000 for the 24-month program). Each student’s eligibility amount may vary, depending on current loan balance.
To apply for a Federal Direct Student Loan, complete the FAFSA, accessible online from BW’s web page, annually. For the first year of the program, complete the 2014-15 FASFA available after January 1, 2014.
Graduate PLUS Loans
Graduate PLUS loans are available to help graduate students finance any remaining educational costs not covered by other forms of student financial aid, including program costs and estimated living expenses as determined by the financial aid process.
Billing and Payment Plans
Initial bills for each new semester will be mailed to the student in April, July and December. The student has 30 days to pay his or her bill, after which time a finance charge will be added to any unpaid portion of the bill. The University has a monthly payment plan available to students, which may be utilized for the entire cost of your financial responsibility, or any tuition not met by loan or other resources.