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master of physician assistant studies


Tuition and Aid

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Graduate students make an investment in their future. At St. Ambrose University, it's not uncommon for students to earn graduate degrees who didn't think it was financially possible.

We know that "how to pay for graduate school?" will be at the forefront of your mind. In fact, it's probably safe to say it's one of the biggest stresses you'll encounter as you make the decision to continue your education. There are a number of opportunities available to graduate students wishing to apply for financial aid, scholarships and assistantships. We will do everything we can to walk you through your options.



Please consult with an admissions counselor or program faculty member for additional information.

2017-18 Tuition

$11,620/semester (beginning Summer 2017)
$280 tech fee
$1,320 books

$92,960 Total for eight semesters

Other expenses not included in the above estimates: living expenses, health insurance, medical equipment, copying charges, travel to clinical rotations, and professional licensing exam fee. Tuition and fees are estimates and subject to change.

Loan Repayment Programs

Because of a nationwide shortage of physician assistants, several programs offer partial or full repayment of college loans. The American Association of Medical Colleges provides a database to search loan repayment/forgiveness and scholarship programs

Specifically in Iowa, the Primary Care Recuitment and Retention Endeavor offers two-year grants when PAs work in a health professional shortage area.