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.

PA Program Tuition and Fees

Physician Assistant Student Cost of Attendance 2018-2019


First Year Second Year
Tuition $40,250 $40,250
Books and Equipment $1,600 $1,600
Professional Exam - $476
Drug Test - $70
Food
$5,760
$5,760
Health Insurance
$3,540
$3,540
Lodging
$8,400 $8,400
Miscellaneous
$2,160
$2,160
Student Fees $5,000 $2,250
Transportation $2,920 $3,240
Loan Fees $2,464 $2,384
Utilities $3,540 $3,540
Total Winston-Salem Students  $75,634  $73,670
Boone Allowance  $1,013  
Boone Cost of Attendance $76,647  

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

PA Program Bill Payment Schedule

Program Term Tuition and Fees Amount Due Date
Summer, 2018
First Year
Second year

$12,575
($1,000 place holding credit applied)
$11,048

6/14/2018
5/24/2018
Fall, 2018
First Year
Second Year

$13,575
$15,726

9/20/2018
9/6/2018
Spring, 2019
First Year
Second Year

$18,100
$15,726

1/13/2019
1/24/2019

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.

Apply for Financial Aid 

Need-Based Scholarship Application Process

Application Submission
FAFSA Available October 1, 2018
FAFSA Deadline March 1
Award Notification
Financial Aid Award Letters Emailed  Between April 10-25, 2019
Federal Loan Disbursement Dates (Refunds to students are direct deposited within 10 days of disbursement date) 
PA1-B - Summer 2018  May 29, 2018 
PA1 - Summer 2018  May 29, 2018 
PA2 - Summer 2018  May 7, 2018 
PA1-B - Fall 2018  September 4, 2018 
PA1 - Fall 2018  September 4, 2018
PA2 - Fall 2018  August 20, 2018 
PA1-B - Spring 2019  December 31, 2018 
PA1 - Spring 2019  December 31, 2018 
PA2 - Spring 2019  January 7, 2019 
120 Day Federal Loan Excess Fund Return 
PA1-B - Summer 2018  September 11, 2018 
PA1 - Summer 2018  September 11, 2018 
PA2 - Summer 2018  August 20, 2018 
PA1-B - Fall 2018  December 17, 2018 
PA1 - Fall 2018  December 17, 2018 
PA2 - Fall 2018  December 3, 2018 
PA1-B - Spring 2019  April 15, 2019 
PA1 - Spring 2019  April 15, 2019 
PA2 - Spring 2019  April 22, 2019