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 2022-23 academic year will be $48,000, or an estimated total of $112,000 for the entire program.**

Year 1Year 2Year 3
Comprehensive Fee (Tuition and Fees)  Total Direct Costs (Paid to HPU)$48,000$48,000*$16,000*
Housing Allowance**$15,000$15,000$5,000
Board Allowance**$6,000$6,000$2,000
Books, Supplies and Program Specific Fees ***$3,600$1,800$600
Transportation$4,800$4,800$1,600
Cost of Attendance (COA)$77,400$75,600*$25,200*

Published tuition rates are preliminary rates that are subject to change by the Board of Trustees. Final rates are approved by the Board at the Board Meeting preceding the semester for which the new rates apply.

This program is billed at the cohort rate, there are exceptions where a student may have to be enrolled in part-time credits and thus would be billed a per credit hour rate of $932 for tuition plus appropriate fees.

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. For additional questions please contact your counselor in the Office of Student Financial Planning, Cana Gyongyos Hill via email at  chill1@highpoint.edu or phone at 336-841-9289.

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

**Housing and Board Allowances are for students living off-campus. Should on-campus housing be available and if a student signs up to live-on-campus, then these allowances will be replaced with actual housing and dining plan charges. Please email your Financial Planning Counselor if this applies to you.

*** 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.

Students are responsible for all costs associated with their personal transportation to clinical rotations. Students are responsible for all living costs and should be aware that some clinical rotations occur outside of the immediate High Point region (within 2 hours) and therefore the student may choose to seek short-term housing opportunities in other areas.

Cost of attendance can be increased by expenses related to short-term housing, charges for health insurance and/or meal plans by term. Please email your Financial Planning Counselor if this applies to you.

Comprehensive Fee (tuition and fees) costs for your first year are distributed over these 3 academic periods. The following is a breakdown of your direct comprehensive fee costs for the first year as well as other estimated allowances making up your Cost of Attendance.

Summer 2022  Fall 2022Spring 2023
Comprehensive Fee (Tuition and Fees) Total Direct Costs (Paid to HPU)$16,000$16,000$16,000
Housing Allowance$5,000$5,000$5,000
Board Allowance$2,000$2,000$2,000
Books, Supplies and Program Specific Fees **$1,000$2,000$600
Transportation$1,600$1,600$1,600
Cost of Attendance (COA)$25,600$26,600$25,200

Student Health Insurance

Student Health Insurance is required of all health profession students and is provided according to the schedule below:

  • The university offered medical insurance policy is effective from August 1st through July 31st. This annual policy will be billed in part on  the Fall tuition statement and the rest on the Spring tuition statement.
  • Programs that begin in the summer are charged per month until August 1st at which time the students are switched to the annual policy
  • In Year 3, HPU will offer coverage from August 1st through graduation day on a daily basis.

Students may waive the university provided medical insurance with proof of other comparable insurance prior to the start of the academic year. Student Medical Insurance rates are reviewed annually and rates are subject to change. For more information on the university provided medical coverage, please visit Office of Student Accounts website.

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 336-841-9289 or by email at chill1@highpoint.edu.

Payment

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

For information on payment plans and payment methods please visit the Payment Options section of our website.

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 High Point University Master of Physician Assistant program must accept or decline our offer of conditional admission by submitting a non-refundable matriculation deposit of $1,000 by the deadline in their offer of admission. A space in the class is not guaranteed until the deposit has been received and accepted by High Point University. If you do not submit a deposit, the program may offer the place in the class to another applicant.  The deposit will be applied towards first-semester tuition.

Withdrawal from HPU / Refund of Paid Tuition

For the High Point University policy on crediting any charges paid based on the date of withdrawal, please refer to the information on https://www.highpoint.edu/studentaccounts/withdrawal-information/graduate.