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Financial Aid, Insurance and Tuition

Tuition for the MSPAS Degree program is $897 per credit hour for a total of 111 credit hours (Graduate Tuition)

CREDITS TAKEN PER YEAR (Starting in 2022)

Year Credits
First 62
Two 33-34*
Three 16

*dependent on Master’s Project

Tuition costs per credit are not fixed and may increase slightly each year. The program requires 111 total credits to graduate. Total course fees are estimated to be $3,500 in addition to tuition. For financial assistance information visit Augsburg’s Graduate Financial Aid.

 

Total Tuition and Fees $102,814
Books, Laptop, and Medical Equipment $3500
Health Insurance Required of all PA students
Travel Costs* $5000-$7000

Institution and Program Fees cover costs associated with ACLS, BLS certification, Simulation and lab materials, UpToDate subscription, AAPA and MAPA membership dues, national end of rotation examinations, Kaplan Qbank and PANCE preparation, and clinical rotation costs associated with drug screening, national background checks and state background checks.

BOOKS, LAPTOPS, AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

These costs are estimated to be $3,500. Augsburg University and the PA Program work to identify lower cost and online options for student educational resources. Find discount programs for students here.  An equipment list can be found here.

HEALTH INSURANCE

All PA students are required to obtain and maintain their own health insurance coverage throughout their enrollment in the Augsburg University Department of Physician Assistant Studies. PA students may be required to provide proof of health insurance upon request by individual clinical sites. Augsburg University does not offer a student health insurance plan, however, information regarding carriers who offer student rates can be found at the Center for Wellness and Counseling. All costs related to personal health care are the responsibility of the student.

*TRAVEL COSTS

Based on national averages for room, board, and travel costs during clinical rotations it is recommended that students budget an additional $5000-$7,000 for the second year of PA training.

International courses also incur additional costs, for more information please refer to the Center for Global Education and Experiences website. Students who choose this option can expect to pay between $2000- $5000 in addition to standard PA course tuition. Costs change depending upon the market, international site, and length of stay.

PA ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT CREDIT $1000

The enrollment deposit is required of all new PA students after acceptance and is credited to the student’s account to be applied to their first-semester tuition.


Financial Aid

Funding your PA education can seem overwhelming and the Augsburg University Office of Financial Aid is here to help you find the resources and make a plan. Appointments can be made by contacting them via email: StudentFinances@augsburg.edu or phone: 612-330-1046.

A great place to start is on the PA Education Association website which provides information on CASPA, scholarships, and other resources.

PAYMENTS

Prior to the start of each semester, a statement of estimated charges and anticipated financial aid credits is mailed to students. For information on financial aid, payment plans, tuition refunds, and withdrawal from college, contact the Enrollment Center.

Please reference here for REFUNDS for tuition and fees

 


RESOURCES TO HELP PAY FOR YOUR PA EDUCATION

In addition to student loans and payment plans, Augsburg provides students with a range of financial resources including money for textbooks, caps and gowns, housing, and more. These resources – the Auggie Basics – can all be found on the site.

In a pinch, students can also apply for funds from the Emergency Fund, and receive up to $200 to go towards any necessary expenses.

STUDENT LOANS AND PAYMENT PLAN RESOURCES

FEDERAL STUDENT AID

Financial assistance including federal loans is available to degree-seeking students enrolled full-time in the program. Students considering borrowing loans should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

PRIVATE STUDENT LOANS

Sallie Mae Tuition Pay Plans provide quality, low-cost, innovative solutions to paying for education. Tuition Pay is an interest-free plan that lets you break down the large lump-sum payments due at the beginning of each semester into easy-to-manage installments.

For complete information about loans and payment plans, visit the Student Financial Services website or contact them via email: StudentFinances@augsburg.edu  or phone: 612-330-1046.

 

AUGSBURG TUITION GRANT PROGRAMS

Augsburg Alumni Grant – Augsburg University graduates receive a grant of $80 per credit. 

AmeriCorps Grant/Peace Corps/Lutheran Volunteer Corps Grant Students who have served with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or Lutheran Volunteer Corps receive a grant of $80 per credit. 

Legacy Grant – Students who have had parents, grandparents, siblings or a spouse who received their degree from Augsburg University receive $80 per credit. 

Military Grant – Students who have served in the United States Military receive a grant of $80 per credit. 

Parent Grant – Parents who have a child attending Augsburg University receive a grant of $80 per credit

See the full list on the Tuition Grant Programs Page

 

AUGSBURG ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

Endowed scholarships are awarded in the Spring semester. The number of available scholarships and award amounts vary yearly.  All enrolled PA students are eligible to apply and will be notified of the application and award process by department staff.

 

SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

National Health Service Corps Scholarships 

AAPA Foundation Student Scholarships

African Heritage Caucus Scholarship

PAs for Latino Health Scholarship

AAPA Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistant (MAPA) Scholarships; for students in their first year of a PA program 

Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery offers two $500 scholarships from the Susan Lindahl Memorial Scholarship Fund, to encourage PA students to enter the field of orthopedics.  

 


Loan Forgiveness

Minnesota Health Care Loan Forgiveness Programs 

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 

Indian Health Service Loan Forgiveness Program