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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 2019; end December 2020). 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 $17,808 -
$17,808
  Summer I
$17,808 - $17,808
  Fall I
$17,808 - $17,808
  Spring II
$17,808 - $17,808
  Summer II
$17,808 -
$17,808
  Fall II
$17,808 - $17,808
  Total
$106,848 -
$106,848

 

Payment

 

100% of semester tuition is due at the beginning of the semester. 

Program Required Expenses

 

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

 

Cohort 2019

Cohort 2020

Year One 

Year Two

Year One

Year Two

 Tuition Academic Year (spring, summer, and fall)

$50,880

$50,880

$53,424

$53,424

 Diagnostic Medical Equipment *

$1,050 

 

$1,050

 

 Technology Supplies (computer) **

$2,500

$100

$2,500

$100

 Room, Board, Travel, and Personal ***

$22,836.00

$36,792.67

$22,836.00

$36,792.67

 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

 12 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

$41

$41

$41

$41

 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

$1,000

  $1,000

$1,000

  $1,000

 Health Insurance

$5,200

$5,200

$5,200

$5,200

 Graduate Parking Sticker

$40

$40

$40

$40

 Online class fee

 

$30

 

$30

 Graduation fee

 

$150

 

$150

 Total Cost to Attend (by Cohort Year)

$83,847.00

$94,533.67

$85,391.00

$96,077.67

 Total Turn Key Cost by Cohort

$178,380.67

$181,468.67

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, 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
  Personal Expenses $3,000 $3,000
  Travel expenses $3,813.33 $11,770
  Car Insurance $1,500 $1,500
  Family Medicine III Clerkship (Nicaragua Option)

$2,000
  Optional Elective Clerkship (Overseas Option)
$4,000
  Total $22,836.00 $36,792.67

REFUNDS OF TUITION AND FEES (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%

75%

During 1st Week

75%

75%

75%

During 2nd Week

50%

50%

50%

After 2nd Week

0%

0%

0%

Please visit www.ngu.edu/graduate-financial-aid.php for information about NGU Graduate Financial Aid.

 

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

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WHILE ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM

 

While enrolled in the PA Medicine program at NGU, students assume the role of a learner. Therefore, students will not be utilized to fulfill faculty or clinical staffing duties that would otherwise be provided by an employee of the University or outside organization.  

 

NGU PA MEDICINE STUDENT EMPLOYMENT

 

The PA program strongly discourages students from being employed while enrolled and does not make exceptions or alterations to required course work, scheduling, or rotation assignments for individual students’ due to employment. Employment status while in the program will not be used to excuse absence from scheduled learning activities, justify poor performance, or be considered as a mitigating factor when assessing students’ academic and professional progress.

 

STUDENTS WILL NOT WORK FOR THE PA PROGRAM

 

The NGU PA Medicine Program does not permit its students to work (paid or voluntary) for the Program.

 

STUDENT WILL NOT SUBSTITUTE AS FACULTY

 

NGU PA Medicine students will not substitute for or function as instructional faculty (paid or volunteer).

  • Students with specific prior knowledge, experiences, and skills may assist faculty (provided faculty approval and oversight) and share that knowledge and skill set during didactic and laboratory sessions. 
  • Students may not be the primary instructor or instructor of record for any component of the program curriculum. 
  • Students may not participate in the primary assessment of other students, except as indicated in the student reflection activities.

 

STUDENTS WILL NOT WORK AT CLERKSHIP ROTATION SITES

 

During supervised clinical experiences, students may not substitute for clinical or administrative staff and must ensure all services provided to patients are directly supervised. Students may not accept compensation for any services provided during supervised clinical experiences unless specifically approved by the DCE (e.g. housing stipend)

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