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Physician Assistant

Tuition and Expenses

Cost of Attendance*

The comprehensive fee schedule for the High Point University PA Program is set annually. The comprehensive fee includes all tuition and University fees, and is a convenient way for students to determine their investment accurately. The comprehensive fee does not include books or course-specific fees.

It is estimated that tuition and fees for the 2017-18 academic year will be $36,425, or an estimated total of $84,994 for the entire program.

NOTE: Please bear in mind that the comprehensive fee is revised on an annual basis.

Additional estimated costs associated with attendance include:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Housing and Utilities

12000

12000

4000

Food

6000

6000

2000

Books, Supplies, Equipment, and Program Specific Fees **

4000

1600

200

Student Loan Fees

1800

1800

600

Student Medical Insurance ***

2165

2714

567

Miscellaneous

5000

5000

1333

Total Annual Living Expenses

30965

29114

8700

Year 1: Summer, Fall, Spring Semesters
Year 2: Summer, Fall, Spring Semesters
Year 3: Summer Semester

* Cost of Attendance amounts were developed to establish maximum financial aid allowances for typical students. Students are highly encouraged to establish a budget, reduce expenditures, and borrow via student loans in incremental amounts to help limit their educational debt.

** Includes program-related expenses associated with maintaining a functional laptop computer, ACLS/BLS training, and obtaining necessary criminal background checks and drug screenings required for enrollment and completion of supervised clinical practice experiences.

*** Student Medical Insurance policies are effective August 1st – July 31st.  Programs that begin in the summer are charged per month or day until August 1st, at which time students are switched to the annual policy. In Year 3, HPU will offer coverage from July 31st to graduation on a daily basis. Student Medical Insurance rates are reviewed annually and rates are subject to change.

Student Medical Insurance schedule is as follows:
June-July 2017: $226
Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018: $2327
Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019: $2792 (estimated cost – pending annual rate set by underwriters)
Summer 2019: $101 (estimated cost – pending annual rate set by underwriters)

Financial Aid

Many HPU PA students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply for student loans to support their graduate education (School Code 002933). Information about these loans is available in the Office of Student Financial Planning. If you have specific questions, please contact your Student Financial Planning Counselor, Cana Gyongyos Hill, by phone at 336-841-9160 or by email at chill1@highpoint.edu.

Payment

Payment of all tuition and fees is due at the beginning of each term of enrollment.

Application Fee

For each application cycle prospective candidates must pay or obtain a waiver for the CASPA application fee and the program designation fee. These fees and policies regarding payment and refund are set by CASPA. Additional information is available on their website.

Enrollment Deposit

All applicants accepted into the program will be charged a $1000 nonrefundable deposit to hold their seat. This money will be applied toward their first semester comprehensive fee upon matriculation.

Refund Policy

Calculation of Charges for Withdrawal from High Point University

When a student registers, it is for the full term or semester. Therefore, if the student withdraws from the University during the period, for whatever reason, the comprehensive fees# (includes: tuition and fees, plus any housing and dining) will be prorated for the first five (5) days of the semester. After the first five (5) days of the semester, 100% of the comprehensive fee will be charged and no refund will be issued.

Any refund is contingent on a student officially withdrawing from the university. To officially withdraw from the university, a student must complete a withdrawal form. This form can be obtained from the Office of Graduate Operations located on the first floor of the Norcross Graduate School.

Students wishing to withdraw should also consult with the Office of Student Financial Planning to determine if stipulations associated with financial aid or loans will lead to changes in the financial statement.The following table indicates the amount a student will be charged upon official withdrawal. It does not indicate how much a student will be refunded. Refunds are dependent on the total amount of out-of-pocket payments received and the amount of financial aid a student is eligible to keep based on the official withdrawal date.

Amount Student Will Be Charged by Day of Official Withdrawal

Day

Student Will Be Charged

Within the first 5 Days of the Semester

50%

After the 5th Day of the Semester

100%

# The non-refundable deposit to hold a student’s slot in the class, originally credited to tuition, will not be included in the refund calculation.

For Admissions Information

For information about your CASPA application, prerequisites, health care experience, or to inquire about a visit, please contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
GradAdmit@highpoint.edu
(336) 841-9198
(336) 841-9024 (Fax)

The Physician Assistant Studies Program at HPU

Contact Us

Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Drawer 70
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268

(336) 841-9504
(336) 888-6318 (Fax)

PAprogram@highpoint.edu

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ARC-PA Accreditation

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the High Point University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by High Point University.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program
that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

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