Tuition and Fees


2023-2024 Academic Year

Click here for current graduate tuition rates for 2023-2024. The professional curriculum totals 103 credit hours for the 28 month program.

Total Cost of GVSU PA Program

*Tuition and Clinical Rotation Fees are subject to change.

Program Component

Student Cost

Notes

Application (non refundable)

$30.00

Unless previously applied to GVSU.

*Clinical Rotation Fee

$4,400

The Clinical Rotation Fee will be instituted with the PAS cohort entering Fall 2023 (Graduating Class of 2025).  This fee represents clinical facilitation costs associated with a clinical placement.  The fee will be divided between the three semesters of clinical rotations ($1,467 x 3).

Tuition

$85,902

$834 per credit hour for a total of 103 credit hours.  GVSU graduate tuition rates are the same for Michigan and Non-Michigan residents.

Total Tuition and Program Fees (Clinical Rotation Fee and Application Fee)

$90,332

 

Projected Additional Cost of Medical Equipment

$900

Dependent upon the student's purchase, various options are available at lower costs.

Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Training Courses

$300

Students are required to take BLS and ACLS as part of the MPAS program.

Health Compliance Costs

$162 to $1,450

Students are responsible for the cost of obtaining/maintaining health compliance.  Health compliance costs very with estimates ranging from $162 to $1,450, depending upon the type of services required and location received.  Some services may be covered by health insurance.  Students may contact Financial Aid for assistance in covering these costs.

GVSU Health Compliance Policy 

Health Compliance Estimated Costs

StatPearls

$99

The GVSU PAS program utilizes StatPearls.com, an online comprehensive Healthcare Education resource, for the clinical year. This program takes the place of clinical year required textbooks.

Total - Other Costs Related to Program

$2,749

 

Total Cost (Tuition, Fees, and Other Costs)

$93,081

 

NOTE:

On occasion, the Traverse City students will be required to travel to the GR PAS site.  This may happen up to two times during your time in the program.  Each trip, from site-to-site, is approximately 280 miles, and the average hotel cost is roughly $155.  Students will be reimbursed for program required travel between the campuses.

 

APPA/MAPA Dues:  This one-time fee for memberships to both AAPA and MAPA may be required for GVSU funding to attended conferences.


Breakdown By Semester

Academic Phase

Semester

Credits Per Semester

Total Semester Tuition

Semester 1 

17 Credits

$14,178

Semester 2

17 Credits

$14,178

Semester 3

15 Credits

$12,510

Semester 4

18 Credits

$15,012

Clinical Phase

Semester

Credits Per Semester

Total Semester Tuition

Semester 5

12 Credits

$10,008**

Semester 6 

12 Credits

$10,008**

Semester 7

12 Credits

$10,008**

** A Clinical Rotation Fee of $1,467/semester will be required beginning with the PAS cohort entering the program in Fall 2023 (Graduating Class of 2025).  The fee along with tuition is subject to change.


Financial Support

Ways to finance your education:

Graduate Assistantships

There are a limited number of graduate assistantships in the University. They are part-time, paid work experiences for graduates in their field of study, which allows them to expand and/or apply their discipline knowledge and skills under supervision. Tuition is also paid based on requirements of number of hours worked and course credits being taken per semester.

Graduate Student Presidential Research Grants

Academic Conference Fund

For more information on Financial Support , scholarship search, and filing for FAFSA, please visit  the GVSU Financial Aid website.


Tuition Refund Resources


Physician Assistant Scholarships


Grand Valley State University (GVSU) currently has 6 scholarships available to aid in tuition for students in the Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) Program.  For further information about scholarships available through GVSU and external scholarships visit www.gvsu.edu/myscholarships.


Stephanie Urbanawiz Physician Assistant Endowed Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students in the Physician Assistant Studies Program who are interested in pursuing careers in oncology or primary care.  Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, be a resident of Michigan, completed 12 credit hours or more in the PAS Program, and currently in the didactic phase of the PAS Program.

Award: Total $1,500 ($750 Distributed in the Fall and Winter semesters)

Deadline: May 1st

Apply at: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/9226

Christos and Joan Panopoulos Physician Assistant Studies Endowed Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students in the Physician Assistant Studies program during their year-long clinical phase.  Applicants must have a cumulative PAS GPA of 3.5 or greater and meet the criteria to progress to the clinical phase of the PAS Program.  Preference will be given to nontraditional students and financial need may be considered via completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  One PAS scholarship is awarded yearly.

Award: Total $1,500 ($750 Distributed in the Fall and Winter semesters)

Deadline: August 1st

Apply at: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/9477

Panopoulus Physician Assistant Studies Scholarship - Blake Geschke

Steven and Kathryn ’83 Bandstra Clinical Placement Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students with demonstrated financial need determined by the FAFSA, who have clinical placement sites outside of urban areas in Western and Northern Michigan.   Two PAS students will be awarded the scholarship prior to entering the clinical phase of the PAS program.  Recipients of the Steven and Kathryn ’83 Bandstra Health Sciences Scholarship are ineligible. 

Award: Total $2,000 ($1,000 Distributed in the Fall and Winter semesters)

Deadline: May 1st

Apply at: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/9980

Steven and Kathryn ’83 Bandstra Health Sciences Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students with financial need determined by FAFSA who demonstrate strong character and work towards their profession through community service and extra-curricular activities.  Preference is given to students with interest in senior care. Applicants must be admitted to the PAS program and may apply at any stage of their PAS academic career, including  prior to matriculation in the PAS program. Students may reapply yearly.  Three PAS applicants are awarded the scholarship yearly. 

Award: Total $5,000 ($2,500 Distributed in the Fall and Winter semesters)

Deadline: May 1st

Apply at: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/14776

Budden Family Pathway Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to help widen the pathway to graduation for students from middle income families. This scholarship is open to female students in the College of Health Professions or Kirkhof College of Nursing that have a cumulative GPA above a 3.0.  PAS applicants must be admitted to the PAS program and may apply at any stage of their PAS academic career, including prior to matriculation in the PAS program.  Students may reapply yearly.  One scholarship is awarded yearly.  

Award: Total $2,250 ($1,125 Distributed in the Fall and Winter Semesters)

Deadline: March 1st

Apply at: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/6577

James R. Moyer Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to support students pursuing careers to assist the ageing population with recovery from disease and injuries, and the expansion of careers which keep older Americans in their homes. To qualify students must: be accepted for or currently enrolled at Grand Valley State University (GVSU), be an undergraduate junior or senior or graduate student enrolled full time, be enrolled in a major or degree program that encompasses geriatric care. Financial need is required and will be demonstrated by the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which includes pathway (middle income) students. This scholarship is renewable and can be renewed for a total 6 semesters provided the recipient continues to meet the qualifications.

Award: Varies

Deadline: March 1st

Apply at: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/14866


GVSU PAS Scholarship Application Deadline Reference

After Acceptance into PAS Program and Prior to Starting PAS Courses in August

 

March 1st Application Deadline

Budden Family Pathway Scholarship

May 1st Application Deadline

Steven and Kathryn '83 Bandstra Health Sciences Scholarship

After Acceptance into the PAS Program and Prior to Starting the Clinical Year of the PAS Program

 

March 1st Application Deadline

Budden Family Pathway Scholarship

May 1st Application Deadline

Steven and Kathryn '83 Bandstra Health Sciences Scholarship

Stephanie Urbanawiz Physician Assistant Endowed Scholarship

August 1st Application Deadline

Christos and Joan Panopoulos Physician Assistant Studies Endowed Scholarship

Steven and Kathryn '83 Bandstra Clinical Placement Scholarship

During the Clinical Year of the PAS Program Prior to Graduation

 

March 1st Application Deadline

Budden Family Pathway Scholarship

May 1st Application Deadline

Steven and Kathryn '83 Bandstra Health Sciences Scholarship (only if re-applying)


Scholarship Opportunities Beyond GVSU

New Graduate Scholarships and Loan Repayment

Military Scholarships


Scholarships by Region of Residence

Northern Michigan - Traverse City



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