PA Program Cost

The below rates apply to our Physician Assistant Studies program.

2023-24 Tuition & Fees

Please note that the program runs a full 24-month span, including summer semester. Below you will find a tuition breakdown per semester, per year and for the entirety of the program.

Tuition and university fees are adjusted annually.

Solely for avoidance of doubt, the tuition and fees students pay the university will not be discounted, irrespective of any changes in the manner or mode of learning or changes to any activities, events, or programs (including revision, postponement, or cancellation of same) at any time during the academic year; the manner or mode of learning could include on-ground learning, remote learning, or a combination of the two; it could include fewer classes or restructured classes; and it could include changes mid-semester (as just a few examples of possible changes). Please understand that the university, like other schools, is subject to multiple factors outside of its control, including effects stemming from the pandemic and applicable local, state, and federal law and guidance related to the pandemic, which factors could significantly alter, limit, or curtail our operations.


  Per Semester         Per Year         2-year Total
2023-24 Tuition         $17,526 $52,578 $105,156
Fees $1,219 $3,657 $7,314
Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)* $TBD $TBD $TBD

Estimated Expenses

Textbooks: $2,000
Criminal Background Checks/Drug screen: $200
Laptop: $1,500
Required Medical Equipment/Supplies (Estimated expenses): $1,100
Program-related travel: $5,000
RI Academy of Physician Assistants Membership: $70
Student Association of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: $75
NCCPA Certification Exam (PANCE): $550
Estimated Total: $10,495

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is the estimated total amount it will cost a student to attend JWU each year. The COA includes tuition and fees; on-campus housing (or a housing and food allowance for off-campus students); and allowances for books & supplies, transportation, personal expenses, and federal loan fees. If applicable, the COA may also include, dependent care, disability expenses, cost of a personal computer, or fees for an applicable eligible study-abroad program.

*Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)
By university policy, all students are required to have health insurance coverage while enrolled at JWU. If a student decides to forgo SHIP, evidence of other comparable health insurance must be provided; note that the insurance coverage must be of a type accepted in the United States. Learn more about Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).

Paying for the Program
Domestic students can apply for financial aid via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at FAFSA.ed.gov. If you need assistance, contact your financial planner.

Tuition Refund Policy
Tuition is applicable to all students, including those on approved off-campus programs. Student health insurance, program fees, and room & board are nonrefundable, if applicable. Review the tuition refund policy.