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Tuition and Financial Aid

  • The following are the estimated PA fees and costs expected to be incurred by students matriculating through the program.

    The program operates within The School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. The UMES PA Program is a 28-month, full-time graduate professional medical sciences program designed to be taken over nine consecutive semesters with a curriculum emphasis on primary care medicine and clinical methods. The program trains learners to become ethical, compassionate and professional health care providers while preparing them for certification and licensing as graduate PAs.  A Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MMS-PAS) degree is awarded upon successful program completion.

    The following are the estimated School of Graduate Studies tuition and fees expected to be incurred by resident, regional, and non-resident students matriculating through the program (2020-2022).

    Maryland Resident 
    Tuition & Fees Cost Required Total (over 9  semesters)
    Graduate $ 349.00/credit hour 120 required hrs. $41,880.00
    Student Fee $ 33.00/credit hour 120 required hrs. $3,960.00
    Athletic Fee $ 46.00/credit hour 120 required hrs. $5,520.00
    Technology Fee $ 10.00/credit hour 120 required hrs. $1,200.00
    Tuition & Fees only Total $52,560.00
    Estimated PA Fees: $11,320.00
    Books, equipment, lab, and activity fees.    
    Total Program  Costs  $63,880.00
    Eastern Shore Region (Delaware and Eastern Shore of Virginia)
    Tuition & Fees Cost Required Total (over 9  semesters)
    Graduate $ 481.00/credit hour 120 required hrs. $57,720.00
    Student Fee $ 33.00/credit hour 120 required hrs. $3,960.00
    Athletic Fee $ 46.00/credit hour 120 required hrs. $5,520.00
    Technology Fee $ 10.00/credit hour 120 required hrs. $1,200.00
    Tuition & Fees only Total $68,400.00
    Estimated PA Fees: $11,320.00
    Books, equipment, lab, and activity fees.  
    Total Program  Costs  $79,720.00 
    Non-Resident 
    Tuition & Fees Cost Required Total (over 9 semesters)
    Graduate $ 647.00/credit hour 120 required hrs. $77,640.00
    Student Fee $ 33.00/credit hour 120 required hrs. $3,960.00
    Athletic Fee $ 46.00/credit hour 120 required hrs. $5,520.00
    Technology Fee $ 10.00/credit hour 120 required hrs. $1,200.00
    Tuition & Fees only Total $88,320.00
    Estimated PA Fees: $11,320.00
    Books, equipment, lab, and activity fees.  
    Total Program  Costs  $99,640.00 
    PA Fees/Costs 
    Didactic Year Clinical Year Total

    Textbooks (includes supplies, member-ships,
    ACLS/PALS/ BLS, Insurance, etc.)  

    $6,500.00 $ 1,000.00 $7,500.00
    Equipment $500.00 $250.00 $750.00
    Standardized Pts/Simulations  @ $1,350.00 ea.
    (Didactic and Clinical Years)
    $1,350.00 $1,350.00 $2700.00
    PACKRAT (assessment exam @ $45 x 2) $45.00 $45.00 $90.00
    End of Rotation Exams (8) $ 35/test $280.00 $280.00
    Total: $8,395.00 $2,925.00 $11,320.00

    NOTE: Tuition, fees and other charges are subject to change by administration, regents or legislation and changes become effective on the date enacted..

    Payment of Tuition and Fees

    All program fees must be paid in accordance with Departmental and UMES policies and payment schedules.  (See PA Fees and Graduate School Tuition and Fee Schedule). In the event that the program will not commence and provisional accreditation is not received, students will be refunded fees submitted to the university and the UMES PA Program approximately 60 days after the university is notified of its accreditation status by the ARC-PA. 

    Financial Aid

    All potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office to obtain the forms necessary to apply for financial aid at:

    Office of Student Financial Aid
    Marcel Jagne-Shaw, Acting Director
    mjagneshaw@umes.edu
    1 Backbone Road
    Princess Anne, MD  21853
    410-651-6172
    (fax) 410-651-7670
    email: financialaid@umes.edu

    Other funding information available on the web
    US Department of Education
    Federal Student Aid
    United Negro College Fund
    The American Indian College Fund
    Hispanic Scholarship Fund

    The U.S. Public Health Service has several programs that offer scholarships, stipends and loan repayment to PA students who commit to varying periods of employment in medically underserved settings. Information on these programs may be obtained by calling (800) 221-9393 or visiting the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) website. One program offered by the U.S. Public Health Service is the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholars Program.