Tuition and Fees
The standard institutional 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.
|Cohort||Tuition Per Semester *||Total Estimated Tuition|
*Tuition does not change after a student’s matriculation.
Estimated Required Program Expenses
Diagnostic Medical Equipment Estimate
|Diagnostic set (otoscope, ophthalmoscope, handle)||Welch Allyn Diagnostic Sets, 3.5V Coaxial & Throat Illuminator – Model 97200-M||$680|
|Stethoscope||3M Littman Classic II S.E. 28” Stethoscope||$100|
|Reflex Hammer||Prestige Medical Economy Taylor Percussion Hammer||$10|
|Tape Measure||Allheart Compact Retractable Soft Tape Measure||$5|
|Wrist Watch`||With ability to track seconds||$40|
|EKG Caliper||Standard EKG caliper||$10|
Note: Please discuss with the program before purchasing any diagnostic medical equipment. We may be able to help you find best pricing options.
|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|
|Optional Ipad or similar||Does not replace MAC or PC Laptop||$700|
Room, Board, Travel, and Personal
This table estimates living and travel related expenses incurred by the student.
|Other Expenses (Estimates)||Year One||Year Two|
|Room and Board per Financial Aid||$14,522.67||$14,522.67|
|Elective III Clerkship (Nicaragua Option)||$2,000|
|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%||75%|
|During 1st Week||75%||75%||75%|
|During 2nd Week||50%||50%||50%|
|After 2nd Week||0%||0%||0%|
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 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.
- Military Scholarships
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.
Specific PA Scholarships can be found here.
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. Learn more.