PA Cost and Investment

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies program at Trine University uses a comprehensive cost approach, meaning that tuition includes all books, required subscriptions, and technology fees. The summary of tuition costs is as follows and totals seven semesters (including summer):

Class Phases Cost Total Cost (7 semesters)
Class of 2020 Didactic phase: Fall 2018 - Fall 2019
Clinical phase: Spring 2020 - Fall 2020
 $13,150 / Semester $92,050
Class of 2021 Didactic phase: Fall 2019 - Fall 2020
Clinical phase: Spring 2021 - Fall 2021
$13,808 / Semester $96,656


Tuition includes required books and resources, ACLS, BLS, nametag, basic laboratory supplies, AAPA membership, one lab coat and technology fees

Fees NOT included in tuition are medical equipment, travel expenses, housing costs, personal expenses (clothing, food, etc.), cost of replacing lost or misused items, background check, immunizations, optional reference materials, tutoring or personal computer/laptop.


Additional PA program costs.

In addition to the tuition and semester/course fees, additional fees include, but are not limited to: medical equipment, pre-participation history and physical exam, background check, drug screen, and enrollment costs. Students are required to pay for housing, transportation and all travel costs while in the program. Students are required to have reliable transportation to travel to and from class, rotation sites, and program-related events. Expected and optional fees are summarized below. Note: These are an estimate as prices are subject to change.

Service Required by Program Student Cost Notes
Physical Exam   Student responsibility; cost varies by provider
Annual TB Testing x3   Student responsibility; cost varies by provider
Annual flu shot x2   Student responsibility; cost varies by provider
TDAP   Student responsibility; cost varies by provider
Hepatitis B Antibody Test   Student responsibility; cost varies by provider
Hepatitis B Series   If antibody test is negative; cost varies by provider
Measles Titer   Student responsibility; cost varies by provider
Mumps Titer   Student responsibility; cost varies by provider
Rubella Titer   Student responsibility; cost varies by provider
Varicella Titer   Student responsibility; cost varies by provider
 Drug Screen x2 $21 $10.50 each, CastleBranch
Background Check $58 CastleBranch
Medical Equipment / Enrollment Fees $862 Due in full to medical equipment vendor at time of purchase.
Total (estimated) $941  Plus the above listed medical costs

Note - Students are to carry health insurance which may or may not cover some of the above health care related expenses.