2022- 2023 Tuition for the Physician Assistant Studies Program

 

Duquesne University is more affordable than you might think. Don't just take our word for it. Independent sources - including U.S. News and World Report and Washington Monthly - all rank Duquesne as a Best Value university.

99% of freshmen receive some form of financial assistance. We invest $79.5 million in our undergraduate students each year through University-based scholarships and total aid from all sources exceeds $195 million.

You'll get solid career preparation, real-world skills, and a foundation of ethics that will make you stand out. An investment in a Duquesne education pays dividends over a lifetime.

Cost Duration Total Cost
Undergraduate (Fall & Spring semesters, years 1-4) $52,120/year 4 years $208,480
Undergraduate (Summer after year 3) $1,600/credit 13 credits $20,800
Graduate (Summer after year 4 to graduation) $1,684/credit 41 credits $69,044
  Tuition Total: $298,324

Scholarship Opportunities

Financial Aid                                                                         

Additional Program Expenditures

This section details anticipated expenses that are deemed integral to a Physician Assistant student’s professional development.

  • Pennsylvania Criminal Record History Check - current cost $22.00 (Subject to change)  
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance - current cost $15.00 (Subject to change) FBI
    Criminal History Check - current cost $33.00 (Subject to change)
  • All students are required to take the Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge and Rating
  • Assessment Tool exam (PACKRAT), after completion of the 4th year and, again, before graduation, each $45.00 (current cost).
  • All students are required to take an ACLS training course (approximate cost of $135).
  • All students are required to prepare a research poster for the Master of Independent Research course (approximate cost of $50.00).                    
  • All students are required to purchase medical equipment - starting at $500.00  
  • All students are required to purchase a lab coat and name tag (approximate cost of $45.00).
  • All students are required to utilize the PAST Student Tracking System by Typhon during their 5th year (approximate cost $90.00).
  • All students are required to have a Laptop or iPad with webcam functionality for electronic exam/testing                
  • All students are required to purchase textbooks and software (approximate cost of $2,000)
  • Urine drug screens during the clinical year - approximately $100.00-$250.00, depending on where students are assigned.
  • Physical Examination - Proof of immunization and all other health requirements vary depending on where they are completed. Current cost through Duquesne University Health
    Services - Physical Exam - $50.00, 2-Step PPD - $30.00, and Annual PPD - $15.00. They do not provide flu shots.
  • CPR Certification - approximate $25.00-$40.00 depending upon location.
  • We strongly encourage membership in PSPA. (Cost $30/year or $50/2 years)
  • We strongly encourage membership in AAPA. New student membership: $75. This is a one-time fee that expires after your graduation.
  • Potential additional living expenses during the clinical year. (approximate cost $2,000)
  • Registration fee for taking Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) after graduation (Current cost $550.00)

NOTE: We recognize the cost of an education at Duquesne University; however, there are other anticipated expenses in your education. These have all been deemed integral to your professional development. With advance notice, you can plan and budget for these additional expenses.

Tuition and Financial Aid Refund Policies

Tuition Refund Schedule

This schedule applies to tuition only; it does not apply to other charges, such as the University Fee, course fees, and laboratory fees, nor to the reduction of credits resulting from course withdrawals made after the Change of Schedule period. Exact dates and deadlines for fall and spring complete withdrawals and associated refunds are noted in the Academic Calendar.

Fall/Spring Semester Refund Schedule

Week Number Percent of Tuition Refund
First Week 100
Second Week 80
Third Week 40
Fourth Week 20
After Fourth Week 0

Summer Semester Refund Schedule

Length of Course (Weeks) 100% Refund at the Conclusion of: 60% Refund at the Conclusion of: 20% Refund at the Conclusion of: 0% Refund at the Conclusion of:
12 1st class 2nd week 4th week 5th week
8 1st class 1st week 3rd week 4th week
6 1st class 1st week 2nd week 3rd week
5 1st class 1st week 2nd week 3rd week
4 1st class 3rd class 1st week 2nd week
3 1st class 2nd class 3rd class 1st week
2 1st class N/A 3rd class 4th class
1 1st class N/A N/A 2nd class

Return of Title IV Funds Policy

The Financial Aid Office is required by federal statute to recalculate federal financial aid eligibility for students who withdraw, drop out, are dismissed, or take a leave of absence prior to completing 60% of a payment period or term. The federal Title IV financial aid programs must be recalculated in these situations.

If a student leaves the institution prior to completing 60% of a payment period or term, the financial aid office recalculates eligibility for Title IV funds. Recalculation is based on the percentage of earned aid using the following Federal Return of Title IV funds formula:

Percentage of payment period or term completed = the number of days completed up to the withdrawal date divided by the total days in the payment period or term. (Any break of five days or more is not counted as part of the days in the term.) This percentage is also the percentage of earned aid.

Funds are returned to the appropriate federal program based on the percentage of unearned aid using the following formula: Aid to be returned = (100% of the aid that could be disbursed minus the percentage of earned aid) multiplied by the total amount of aid that could have been disbursed during the payment period or term.

If a student earned less aid than was disbursed, the institution would be required to return a portion of the funds and the student would be required to return a portion of the funds. Keep in mind that when Title IV funds are returned, the student borrower may owe a debit balance to the institution.

If a student earned more aid than was disbursed to him/her, the institution would owe the student a post-withdrawal disbursement which must be paid within 120 days of the student's withdrawal.

The institution must return the amount of the Title IV funds for which it is responsible no later than 45 days after the date of the determination of the date of the student's withdrawal.

Refunds are allocated in the following order:

  1. Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans
  2. Subsidized Direct Stafford Loans
  3. Federal Perkins Loans
  4. Federal Direct PLUS Loans (Graduate Students)
  5. Federal Direct PLUS Loans (Parents)
  6. Federal Pell Grants for which a Return of funds is required
  7. Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants for which a Return of funds is required
  8. Federal TEACH Grant for which a Return of funds is required
  9. Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant for which a Return of funds is required