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 2019-2020


First Year
Winston Salem
First Year
Boone
 

Second Year

Tuition $41,457 $41,457  $41,457
Books and Equipment $1,600 $1,600 $1,600
Professional Exam -   $476
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 $2,250
Transportation $2,920 $2,920 $3,240
Loan Fees $2,520 $2,560 $2,440
Utilities $3,540 $3,540 $3,540
 Allowance   $ 972  
Total $77,205   $78,217 $75,241

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.

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 14 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