School of Health Sciences
Physician Assistant

Tuition and Expenses

Cost of Attendance*

The comprehensive fee schedule for the HPU PA Program is set annually. The comprehensive fee is a convenient way for students to determine their investments accurately. The comprehensive fee structure for billing will include all tuition and University fees. The comprehensive fee does not include books or course-specific fees. It is estimated that tuition and fees for the 2015-16 academic year will be $33,174 or an estimated total of $80,068 for the entire program.
Note: Please bear in mind that tuition and comprehensive fee costs are set annually.

Additional estimated costs associated with attendance include:


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Housing and Utilities








Books, Supplies and Equipment**




Student Loan Fees




Student Medical Insurance









Total Annual Living Expenses




* 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 and obtaining necessary criminal background checks and drug screenings required for enrollment and completion of supervised clinical practice experiences.

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, contact either the Director of Financial Aid, Ron Elmore, by phone at (336) 841-9386 or by email at, or Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Sandra Norris, by phone at (336) 841-9032 or by e-mail at


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


Student Will Be Charged

Within the first 5 Days of the Semester


After the 5th Day of the Semester


# 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 More Information

For information about your application,
or to inquire about a visit,
please contact:

Ms. Carene Kelsey
Graduate Admissions
Health Professions Recruiter
(336) 841-9527
(336) 841-9024 (Fax)

Contact Us

Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Drawer 70
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, NC 27268

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

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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.