PA Program Cost

The below rates apply to our Physician Assistant Studies program.

2021-22 Tuition & Fees

Please note that the program runs a full 24-month span, including summer semester. Below you will find a tuition breakdown per semester, per year and for the entirety of the program.

Tuition and university fees are adjusted annually.

Solely for avoidance of doubt, the tuition and fees students pay the university will not be discounted, irrespective of any changes in the manner or mode of learning or changes to any activities, events, or programs (including revision, postponement, or cancellation of same) at any time during the academic year; the manner or mode of learning could include on-ground learning, remote learning, or a combination of the two; it could include fewer classes or restructured classes; and it could include changes mid-semester (as just a few examples of possible changes). Please understand that the university, like other schools, is subject to multiple factors outside of its control, including effects stemming from the pandemic and applicable local, state, and federal law and guidance related to the pandemic, which factors could significantly alter, limit, or curtail our operations.

  Per Semester         Per Year         2-year Total
2021-22 Tuition         $16,361 $49,083 $98,166
Fees $1,138 $3,414 $6,828
Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)* $1,088 $2,176 TBD

Estimated total program cost (inclusive of tuition and estimated fees): $104,994

Estimated Expenses

Textbooks $2,000
Criminal Background Check $125
Room & Board (non-university housing costs) $27,000
Personal (supplies, etc.) $3,000
Program-related travel $5,000
Laptop $1,500
Estimated Total $38,625
Required Medical Equipment/Supplies (Estimated expenses) $1,100
RI Academy of Physician Assistants Membership (2-year) $70
Student Association of the American Academy of Physician Assistants $75
Estimated Total $1,245

*Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) — 2021-22 Academic Year
By university policy, all students are required to have health insurance coverage while enrolled at JWU. If a student decides to forgo SHIP, evidence of other comparable health insurance must be provided; note that the insurance coverage must be of a type accepted in the United States. Learn more about Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).

Paying for the Program
Domestic students can apply for financial aid via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at If you need assistance, contact your financial planner.

Tuition Refund Policy
Tuition is applicable to all students, including those on approved off-campus programs. Student health insurance, program fees, and room & board are nonrefundable, if applicable. Review the tuition refund policy.