Costs and Financial Aid

PA school is a major investment, and we understand that you may have questions and concerns about financing your education. We are here to help you explore your options for financial aid and connect you with resources.

Physician Assistant Student Cost of Attendance 2020-2021


First Year
Winston Salem
First Year
Boone
 

Second Year

Tuition $42,700 $42,700  $42,700
Books and Equipment $1,600 $1,600 $1,600
Professional Exam -   $550
Drug Test -   $70
Food
$5,760
$5,760 $5,760
Health Insurance
$3,848
$3,848 $3,848
Lodging
$8,400 $8,400 $8,400
Miscellaneous
$2,160
$2,160 $2,160
Student Fees $5,000 $5,000 $2,251
Transportation $2,920 $2,920 $3,240
Loan Fees $2,566 $2,606 $2,485
Utilities $3,540 $3,540 $3,540
 Allowance   $ 1,012  
Total $78,494   $79,546 $76,604

Physician Assistant Studies Program application fees effective with Fiscal Year 2020:

Application Fee
Visiting Student Application Fee
$100
$400

 

Additional Allowable Costs

With appropriate receipts, the following expenses may allow for an increase in COA:

  • Childcare expenses
  • Automobile repairs that are not considered routine maintenance
  • Health care and dental expenses not covered by insurance that are deemed to be extraordinary and unanticipated

How is Cost of Attendance determined?

Cost of Attendance is the total amount of aid, including scholarships, grants and loans, that you are eligible to receive for the entire year. The Cost of Attendance is derived based on living expenses in the Winston-Salem area and information from student surveys. The amount provided each year allows a Wake Forest School of Medicine student to live comfortably alone, not luxuriously. Cutting costs in any way, including getting a roommate, budgeting money for food and other expenses, and living as frugally as possible are recommended.

It is not required that you accept the full Cost of Attendance each year. The amount you accept is flexible. You are allowed to return funds if you accept too much or request more if you run short as long as you stay within the Cost of Attendance.

Scholarships

Service Commitment Scholarships

View AAMC’s listing of programs in other states. 

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Apply for Financial Aid 

Application Submission  
FAFSA Available October 1  
FAFSA Deadline March 1  
Award Notification  
Financial Aid Award Letters Emailed  Between April 10-25  
Federal Loan Disbursement Dates
(Refunds to students are direct deposited within 14 days of disbursement date) 
Date student receives refund 
PA1-B - Summer 2020  June 1, 2020   June 5, 2020
PA1 - Summer 2020  June 1, 2020   June 5, 2020
PA2 - Summer 2020  May 18, 2020  May 22, 2020
PA1-B - Fall 2020  September 14, 2020  September 18, 2020
PA1 - Fall 2020  September 14, 2020 September 18, 2020
PA2 - Fall 2020  August 24, 2020 August 28, 2020
PA1-B - Spring 2021  January 4, 2021 January 8, 2021
PA1 - Spring 2021  January 4, 2021  January 8, 2021
PA2 - Spring 2021  January 4, 2021  January 8, 2021
120 Day Federal Loan Excess Fund Return   
PA1-B - Summer 2020  September 15, 2020   
PA1 - Summer 2020  September 15, 2020   
PA2 - Summer 2020  September 4, 2020  
PA1-B - Fall 2020  December 29, 2020   
PA1 - Fall 2020  December 29, 2020   
PA2 - Fall 2020  December 11, 2020   
PA1-B - Spring 2021 April 20, 2021   
PA1 - Spring 2021 April 20, 2021   
PA2 - Spring 2021 April 20, 2021