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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 $30,000 or an estimated total of $71,000 for the entire program.

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 and Equipment**

4000

1600

200

Student Loan Fees

1800

1800

600

Student Medical Insurance

1206

1206

515

Miscellaneous

5000

5000

1333

 

Total Annual Living Expenses

30006

27606

8648

* 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 relmore@highpoint.edu, or Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Sandra Norris, by phone at (336) 841-9032 or by e-mail at snorris@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

Any refund, regardless of reason, is contingent upon students officially withdrawing from the University according to policies.

    • 100% Refund of Tuition (less non-refundable fees) if the student withdraws before the end (Friday close of business) of the second week of the semester.

    Non-refundable fees include: Technology fee ($160 per semester), Graduate Student Association fee ($5 per semester), Parking fee ($57.50 per semester), and Graduation Fee ($85). [Figures based on the 2014-15 fee schedule.]

    • No refunds of tuition are provided after the second week of the semester.
    • No refund will be made for student insurance or miscellaneous charges such as parking tickets, library fines, or student life violations.
    • Any refund is contingent on a student officially withdrawing from the University. To officially withdraw from the University, a student must report to the Norcross Graduate School Office. Students wishing to withdraw should also consult with the Office of Student Financial Planning to determine if stipulations associated with the financial aid package will lead to changes in the financial statement.
    • Dismissal or Expulsion from the University: In the event that students are excluded from University facilities and in cases of dismissal or expulsion, any tuition or fees due or paid will not be cancelled or refunded, in whole or in part.

Come Visit Us!

For information, please call Carene Kelsey, Norcross Graduate School Health Professions Recruiter, at (336) 841-9527.

Department of Physician Assistant Studies 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, NC 27262

(336) 841-9504 (V)
(336) 888-5034 (F)

To find our building, point your GPS to:
1030 Mall Loop Rd, High Point

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The Physician Assistant Studies Program at HPU

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ARC-PA Accreditation

The High Point University Physician Assistant Studies Program has applied for provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Pending provisional accreditation in September 2014, HPU anticipates commencing the PA program in June 2015. Provisional accreditation is an accreditation status for a new PA program that has not yet enrolled students, but at the time of its comprehensive accreditation review, has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation Standards.
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