Tuition costs for PA students matriculating in Fall 2014 (Graduating Class of 2016) are:
$38,095 divided into three equal installments.
$38,095 divided into three equal installments.
Tuition cost for the current clinical year PA students (Graduating Class of 2015) is:
$37,348 divided into three equal installments.
Tuition is charged each term of enrollment for Fall, Spring and Summer terms. There is no tuition difference for in-state and out-of-state residents. Additional first and second year program costs are instruments, books, student fees (including a computer fee), rent, food, student health, health insurance, and personal miscellaneous expenses. Housing costs in Durham are moderate in comparison to the rest of the country. A projected student budget is included in the interview packet and may also be obtained by contacting the Office of Financial Aid at email@example.com or 919-684-6649.
* Subject to change. Tuition and Fees. On notification of acceptance, prospective PA students are required to pay a nonrefundable first registration fee of $425, as well as a nonrefundable program deposit of $475. Each candidate is required to submit an additional nonrefundable fee of $75 for a criminal background check prior to matriculation. For those who do matriculate, the program deposit is applied to the cost of tuition.
Estimated yearly expenses for the Master of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Program students matriculating in Fall 2014 (Graduating Class of 2016) are as follows:
|Tuition, First (Preclinical) year||$38,095|
|Tuition, Second (Clinical) year||$38,095|
|Books, uniforms, and instruments, first year||$ 2,927|
|Books, uniforms, and instruments, second year||$ 500|
|Technology Fee, First (Preclinical) year||$ 1,750|
|Technology Fee, Second (Clinical) year||$ 1,750|
|Food, board, transportation and miscellaneous, First Year||$21,252|
|Food, board, transportation and miscellaneous, Second Year||$25,116|
|Health Screen Fee, First (Preclinical) year||$ 100|
|Background Check Fee, Second (Clinical) year||$ 75|
|First Year Fee (laboratory)||$ 1,522|
|Student Health Fee (per year)||$ 926|
|Student Medical Insurance per year single (based on age)||$ 2,280|
Other fees include Stead Society dues $30 (First Year), Recreation $240/year, Graduate Activity $34/year, Loan Fees $1610/year, PANCE Application Fees $475 (Second Year).
Student fees are nonrefundable after classes begin.
All students are required to carry adequate health insurance throughout their enrollment in the PA program. If the student does not elect to take the Duke Student Medical Insurance ($2,280/year), evidence of other comparable health insurance coverage must be provided. In addition, the Student Health Fee of $926/year is mandatory for all students. The Student Health Center Website is http://www.studentaffairs.duke.edu/studenthealth.
For students choosing a Global Health elective, additional costs will be incurred by the student for immunizations, travel, housing and educational fees for the host country.
If a student withdraws, including involuntary withdrawal for academic reasons, tuition is refunded according to the following schedule:
|Before classes begin:||Full amount|
|During first or second week:||80%|
|During third to fifth week: During sixth week:||60%|
|After sixth week:||20%|
|Student fees are nonrefundable after classes begin:||none|
Voluntary withdrawals are initiated at the request of the student. Working with the program director, a mutual decision is reached with regard to the effective date of the withdrawal and any academic penalty to be assessed. Per letter, the program director will notify the offices of the registrar and financial aid in the School of Medicine. The Office of the Registrar will process the withdrawal and remove the student from any current and/or future enrollments. The Office of Financial Aid may revoke any financial aid that has been disbursed. The student should also contact these offices to ensure that they have fulfilled any responsibilities with regard to this process. The student's permanent academic record will reflect that he/she was enrolled for the term and that he/she withdrew on the specific effective date.
Financial aid application packets are distributed during the financial aid session of the admission interview. Students are requested to submit all the required information as soon as possible. All financial aid awards are made on the basis of documented financial need. Required documents include the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and prior year federal income tax returns. PA applicants may complete an application on the FAFSA website.
Qualified students may be eligible for Stafford Loans up to $20,500 and the GradPlus Loan up to the cost of education. Limited scholarship funds through the PA program are also available. Applicants are also encouraged to request information and application forms from clubs, organizations, foundations and agencies as soon as possible after applying for admission to the program. The Internet and many libraries have information on various sources of funding. Other known sources of funding include:
The North Carolina Student Loan Program for Health, Science, and Mathematics provides financial assistance in the form of loans up to $6,500/year for North Carolina residents. These loans may be canceled through approved service in shortage areas, public institutions, or private practice. Applications can be obtained by visiting the NC State Education Assistance Authority web site or writing to NC State Education Assistance Authority PO Box 14223 RTP, NC 27709-4223 Phone 919-549-8614.
The U.S. Public Health Service has several programs that offer scholarships, stipends and loan repayment to PA students who commit to varying periods of employment in medically underserved settings. Information on these programs may be obtained by calling 1(800) 221-9393 or visiting the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) web site. One program offered by the U.S. Public Health Service is the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholars Program. In the past 15 years, 54 Duke students have been awarded scholarships to attend the PA Program through the NHSC. We strongly urge PA applicants to consider application to the NHSC program.
Student Financial Aid for North Carolinians. A booklet outlining sources of funding specifically for North Carolina Residents. This booklet is available at financial aid offices and local libraries. Or visit the Student Financial Aid for North Carolinians web site.
Financial Aid information is also available by writing to the American Academy of Physician Assistants 950 Washington Street Alexandria, VA 22314-1552. Phone 703-836-2272, or visiting the American Academy of Physician Assistants web site.
Services Scholarship Programs:
Navy Officer Programs Suite 120, 801 Oberlin Rd., Raleigh, 27605-1130. (800) 662-7568
Army Medical Recruiting 3000 Highwood Blvd., Leatherwood Building , Suite 316, Raleigh, NC 27604-1041. (919) 872-4531.
Health Professions Recruiter, 4030 Wake Forest Rd., Suite 205, Raleigh, NC 27609-6262. (919) 850-9724.
Employment:Some first year students
are employed part-time; however, the rigor of the academic curriculum
usually prevents the student from maintaining part-time employment.
Students who wish to be employed during their training must comply
with the programs academic schedule and are prohibited from
working more than twenty hours per week. Part-time employment
must never interfere with class or clinical schedules. Any student
unable to maintain adequate academic standing will be asked to
terminate his/her employment. Because of the demands of the clinical
year, it is difficult or impossible for the second-year student
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