PA Program – Total Annual Estimated Costs

Total Program Cost

YEAR 1 (Jan-Dec)
YEAR 2 (Jan-Jan)
Student activity fee**  
Student health administration fee**  
Technology fee**  
Disability fee**  
Student health insurance fee*  

Textbooks/Medical equipment
Laptop computer * (see below)  
Room & board  
Program Related Travel  
Criminal background checks  

12 months
13 months

**Tuition and university fees are adjusted annually (above is based on 2017-18).

*American Academy of Physician Assistants membership must be paid out of pocket and is not covered by Financial Aid.

*Laptop computer: PC or MAC, no older than 2 years with wireless internet connectivity.

Home internet connectivity strongly recommended.

2 This is not automatically included in your costs, although, you may request a one-time increase during your studies for the purchase of a computer.


Medical Equipment:  

Otoscope & ophthalmoscope
Cardiology-grade stethoscope
PenlightReflex hammer
Adult blood pressure cuff
Tuning forks (256 & 512)
Rosenbaum pocket eye chart
Flexible, cloth measuring tape (metric)
Watch with second hand
2 sets of scrubs for procedural labs & practice sessions


*By law, all students in Massachusetts are required to have health insurance. If a student does not elect to take the student health insurance plan provided through Tufts University, evidence of other comparable health insurance coverage must be provided.  More information may be found at

The annual Cost of Attendance by financial aid year may be found on the PHPD Cost of Attendance page.

The Tuition Refund policy may be found at the Bursar's website by visiting