Tuition and Fees

2018-2019 Academic Year

Click here for current graduate tuition rates for 2018-2019. The professional curriculum totals 103 credit hours for the 28 month program.

Total Cost of GVSU PA Program

Program Component

Student Cost

Application (non refundable)

$30.00 (Unless previously applied to GVSU)

Total Tuition

$712 per credit hour for a total of 103 credit hours



*GVSU graduate tuition rates are the same for Michigan and Non-Michigan Residents

Projected Additional Cost of Medical Equipment *


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


Traverse City Campus Students

There will be added cost for travel to the main PAS site in Grand Rapids.  This will likely happen at least 2 times during your time at the program.  Each trip from site to site, is approximately 280 miles, and average hotel cost is roughly $110.  

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

*Clearance includes a required Physical Exam & Immunization compliance.

** Students are required to take BLS and ACLS as part of the MPAS Program

Breakdown By Semester

Academic Phase


Credits Per Semester

Total Semester Tuition

Semester 1 

17 Credits


Semester 2

17 Credits


Semester 3

15 Credits


Semester 4

18 Credits


Clinical Phase


Credits Per Semester

Total Semester Tuition

Semester 5

12 Credits


Semester 6 

12 Credits


Semester 7

12 Credits


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.


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Page last modified November 29, 2018