Tuition and Financial Aid


Estimated expenses of attending the Oregon Health & Science University Physician Assistant Program are listed below. The tuition is determined each year. Please recognize that the following information is provided solely as an estimate to aid your financial planning and all expenses are subject to change. Expenses are shown in both per quarter amounts and the amount of expense for entire program (nine full quarters). Residents and non-residents pay the same tuition rate.

Estimate of 2018-19 Expenses

Total Program Cost
Tuition/Program Fees
All PA Students $9,810/qtr
University Fees
OHSU - All Students
Books/Supplies        --
Internet Access Estimated at $40/month for 26 months $120/qtr
Major Medical* Required if student does not request a waiver of equivalent coverage. $1,446/qtr*
Dental Insurance*
Required if student does not request a waiver of equivalent coverage.
Professional Memberships AAPA,OSPA $145 one time
Fee set by NCCPA
Other Anticipated One-time Expenses Laptop Computer & Cell Phone+ $2,000
Medical Equipment $900
Drug Testing
Background Check

* All students are required to demonstrate proof of coverage with major medical and dental insurance at levels required by the University.  A student may choose their own personal insurance plan as long as it is comparable in coverage to that offered by the University.

+ Entering students are required to have a laptop computer, Internet access and a cell phone. These estimated costs are included to qualify these expenses for financial aid purposes. Laptop & smartphone specifications are updated annually. Please check with the Program prior to any laptop purchases.

Accreditation standards require PA Programs to notify prospective applicants of the program's refund policy. Tuition refunds may be granted in accordance with the following schedule. Notification of withdrawal or cancellation and requests for refund must be in writing and addressed to the registrar. An appeals process is available for students who believe that their circumstances warrant exceptions to the published policy. Starting from the day on which classes begin for the term by calendar days:

  • Withdrawal before the close of the 11th day: 100% refund
  • Before the close of the 25th day: 50% refund
Financial Aid

All potential applicants are encouraged to contact the OHSU Financial Aid office to review the process necessary to apply for financial aid. The FAFSA application process begins January 1. OHSU's preferred deadline for financial aid applications is March 1, therefore applicants should apply for FAFSA between January 1-March 1 whether or not they have been officially accepted to the program.

For more information or to receive the appropriate forms, write or call:

Financial Aid Office
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Mailcode: L109A
Portland, OR 97239-3098
(503) 494-8249
(800) 775-5460

Applicants are also encouraged to investigate the Oregon Student Assistance Commission, the National Health Services Corps Scholarship Program,and other scholarship and loan repayment programs associated with practice in a rural or underserved area.