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Tuition & Fees

 

The standard undergraduate tuition rate does not apply to students who matriculate into the NGU PA Program. The following table outlines tuition and fees for the 2019 cohort (classes begin January 2018; end December 2019). It should be noted that tuition and fees might change from year to year subject to economic influences, the needs of the university, and needs of the program.

 

  Semester
Tuition Standard Fees Total
  Spring I $16,960 -
$16,960
  Summer I
$16,960 - $16,960
  Fall I
$16,960 - $16,960
  Spring II
$16,960 - $16,960
  Summer II
$16,960 -
$16,960
  Fall II
$16,960 - $16,960
  Total
$101,760 -
$101,760

 

 Payment (application, deposit, tuition, and fees) and Refunds

 

  • Application Fee: All applications are received via CASPA.  In June 2015, the cost for a CASPA application was $175 for the first program you apply to and $50 for each additional program.  As a general rule, CASPA does not refund application fees.  Information related to CASPA fees can be found here
  • Enrollment Deposit: All applicants accepted into the program will be charged a $500 nonrefundable deposit to hold their seat. This money will be applied toward their first semester tuition upon matriculation.
  • Payment: 100% of semester tuition and fees are due at the beginning of the semester.
  • Refunds: All program fees are nonrefundable. Tuition refunds are made as follows:

 

  Refund Timeline
Spring Semester/s Fall Semester/s
Summer Semester/s
  Before Classes Begin
100% 100% 100%
  During 1st Day
75% 75% 75%
  During 2ndDay 75% 75% 50%
  During 1st Week 75% 75% 0%
  During 2nd Week
50% 50% 0%
  After 2nd Week 0% 0% 0%

 

ESTIMATES OF ALL COSTS RELATED TO THE PROGRAM (A3.14f)

 

The standard undergraduate tuition rate does not apply to students who matriculate into the NGU PA Program. The following table outlines the program’s expected tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 academic year and beyond (A3.14f). It should be noted that tuition and fees might change from year to year subject to economic influences, the needs of the university, and needs of the program.  

 

Program Required Expenses

 

The table below includes estimates of additional expenses incurred by the students. 

 

Cohort 2018

Cohort 2019

Year One 

Year Two

Year One

Year Two

 Tuition Academic Year (spring, summer, and fall)

$48,000

$48,000

$50,880

$50,880

 Diagnostic Medical Equipment *

$1,050 

 

$1,050

 

 Technology Supplies (computer) **

$2,500

$100

$2,500

$100

 Room. Board, and Travel ***

$15,200

$15,440

$15,200

$15,440

 Criminal Background & Sex Offender Registry Search, etc. (see Handbook for all requirements.) Due as follows:

  • Pre-Matriculation
  • Pre-Clinical Rotations
  • As Required by Clinical Sites

 Due and/or verified by https://www.castlebranch.com

$150

$150

$150

$150

 10 Panel Urine Drug Screen.  Due as follows:

  • Pre-Matriculation
  • Pre-Clinical Rotations
  • As Required by Clinical Sites

 Due and/or verified by https://www.castlebranch.com

$35

$35

$35

$35

 Compliance Tracker Which Includes Verification of:

  • Signed Technical Standards Form
  • Immunization Status
  • Tuberculosis Screening Results
  • CPR Certification
  • Release Form for Immunizations
  • Tuberculosis status
  • Health Insurance Status

 Due as follows:

  • Pre-Matriculation
  • Pre-Clinical Rotations
  • As Required by Clinical Sites

 Due and/or verified by  https://www.castlebranch.com

$35

$35

$35

$35

 Mandatory HIPPA and OSHA Certification

 Due and/or verified by https://www.castlebranch.com

$15

$15

$15

$15

 Professional Organization Fees

$100

$100

$100

$100

 Textbooks and misc. supplies

$500

 

$500

 

 Health Insurance

$1,500

$1,500

$1,500

$1,500

 Graduate Parking Sticker

$40

$40

$40

$40

 Online class fee

 

$30

 

$30

 Graduation fee

 

$150

 

$150

 Total Cost to Attend (by Cohort Year)

$69,125

$65,595

$72,005

$68,475

 Total Turn Key Cost by Cohort

$134,720

$140,480

Asterisk (*, **, ***) items are outlined further in the following tables. 

 

*Diagnostic Medical Equipment Estimate/s

 

 Equipment

 Example

Cost Estimate

 Diagnostic Set

 Welch Allyn Diagnostic Sets, 3.5V Coaxial with Throat Illuminator - Model 97200-M

$680

 Insufflator bulb for diagnoses

 Welch Allyn Insufflator Bulb and Tube With Tip For Diagnostic Otoscopes

$12

 Stethoscope

 3M Littman Classic II S.E. 28” Stethoscope

$100

 Sphygmomanometer

 Mabis Legacy Aneroid Sphygmomanometer

$60

 Tuning fork C-128/C-512

 Allheart Tuning Forks

$18

 Reflex Hammer

 Prestige Medical Economy Taylor Percussion Hammer

$10

 Pocket Eye Chart

 Prestige Medical Rosenbaum Pocket Eye Chart

$5

 Tape Measure

 Allheart Compact Retractable Soft Tape Measure

$5

 Small Screw Top Container/s

 Plastic or metal/non see through – 3

$10

 Medical Bag

 Big enough to hold equipment/compartments for ease of access

$100

 Wrist Watch

 With ability to track seconds

$40

 EKG Caliper

 Standard EKG caliper

$10

 Total

$1,050

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Please discuss with the program before purchasing any diagnostic medical equipment. We may be able to help you find best pricing options. 

 

**Technology Supplies

 

 Equipment

 Example

Year One

Year Two

 Laptop Computer

 MUST be a MAC or PC.  Battery life of 7 hours or longer; Wi-Fi compatible; RAM suggested at 4 GB or higher; processor of 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 or better; storage of 250 GB or better

$1500

 

 Software

 Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook

$100

$100

 Online Storage

 Dropbox

$200

 

 Optional Ipad or similar

 Does not replace MAC or PC Laptop

$700

 

 Total

$2,500

$100

 

***Room, Board, and Travel

 

This table estimates living and travel related expenses incurred by the student.

  Other Expenses (Estimates)
Year One
Year Two
  Rent and Utilities ($800/month)
$9,600 $9,600
  Meals ($14/day) $5,000 $5,000
  Travel expenses $600 $840
 Family Medicine III Clerkship (Nicaragua Option)

$2,000
  Optional Elective Clerkship (Overseas Option)
$4,000
  Total $21,440 $21,440

 

REFUNDS OF TUITION AND FEES (A3.14g)

 

Candidates who accept a seat must pay a $500 non-refundable deposit within two weeks of notification of acceptance to hold their place in the cohort. This deposit will be applied toward first semester tuition costs. Accepted candidates who do not pay the $500 deposit within the required time frame (two weeks) forfeit their seatTuition refunds are made as follows (A3.14g):

 

Refund Timeline

Spring Semester/s

Fall Semester/s

Summer Semester/s

Before Class Begins

100%

100%

100%

During 1st Day

75%

75%

75%

During 2nd Day

75%

75%

50%

During 1st Week

75%

75%

0%

During 2nd Week

50%

50%

0%

After 2nd Week

0%

0%

0%

 

Financial Aid

 

FEDERAL STAFFORD STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM

The primary source of financial assistance for students attending PA School will be the federal Stafford Student Loan Program. Beginning July 1, 2012, a Subsidized Stafford Loan will no longer be available, however graduate students may be eligible for as much as $20,500 a year through the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan program. The student will be charged interest from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full. If the interest is capitalized (allowed to accumulate) it will be added to the principal amount of the loan and will increase the amount the borrower will have to repay. If the choice is made to pay the interest as it accumulates, the total interest charges paid during repayment will be considerably less.

The total amount a graduate or professional student may borrow from all Stafford Loans combined is $138,500. The graduate borrowing limit includes any Stafford Loans received for undergraduate study.  Under current law, the interest rate charged on Federal Stafford Loans is fixed at 6.8 percent. There are also origination and guarantee fees associated with each loan up to 1.0 percent. These fees are deducted up front and thus lower the actual amount of each disbursement.  Repayment of Stafford Loans begins six months after graduation or withdrawal from the PA program. This is called the grace period.

FEDERAL GRADUATE PLUS LOAN PROGRAM

For students who need financial assistance beyond the $20,500 Stafford Loan maximum, there is the federal Graduate PLUS Loan program. The PLUS Loan allows for the deferment of repayment while the student is enrolled in the PA program. The PLUS Loan carries a fixed 7.9 percent interest rate. The maximum amount a student may borrow from the PLUS Loan program will be the Cost of Attendance for the PA Program less any Stafford Loans and other forms of financial aid a student may be receiving.

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE CORPS

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 PA training programs. Upon graduation, scholarship recipients serve as primary care providers between 2 and 4 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 and most likely to build successful careers in HPSAs and meet future needs for care throughout the nation.  Please monitor the NHSC website http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarships/overview/index.html for updated information on future application cycles.

INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE

Indian health programs need dedicated health professionals - people like you who envision a career with a purpose and mission and who are willing to commit to working in American Indian and Alaska Native communities where they can truly make a difference.

 The mission of IHS is to raise the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. Because of the IHS Scholarship Program, many qualified American Indian and Alaska Native health professionals are given the opportunity to pursue their careers as well as help their own communities. More information can be found here: http://www.ihs.gov/jobscareerdevelop/dhps/scholarships.

 

Military Scholarships

 

AIR FORCE

http://www.airforce.com/careers/detail/physician-assistant

NAVY

http://www.navy.com/careers/healthcare/clinical-care/physician-assistant.html

ARMY

http://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/amedd-categories/medical-specialist-corps-jobs/physician-assistant.html

 

OTHER POSSIBLE FUNDING SOURCES

 

Candidates and students are encouraged to apply to clubs, organizations, corporations, agencies and foundations for funding that may be used at any school the student chooses to attend. These groups may be able to offer students scholarship and grant funding that does not have to be repaid. In addition, many healthcare institutions offer tuition reimbursement for students who contract to work at their facility where they currently work or are interested in working after graduation. Students should inquire about this possibility at the facility where they are interested in working.

 

STUDENT ACADEMY OF AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

 

SAAAPA provides a wealth of information on funding for PA education.  The page linked below outlines (1) funding sources, (2) federal and state resources, (3) scholarships and traineeships, (4) AAPA constituent organizations scholarships, (5) loans, repayment programs, consolidation resources, and (6) other resources. 

Page link: http://www.aapa.org/threeColumnLanding.aspx?id=1225

 

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