Tuition & fees  

Physician Assistant Program costs
For cohort beginning summer 2020

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3


Tuition ($750/credit)* $9,750 (13 cr) $43,500 (58 cr) $33,750 (45 cr)   $87,000
Fees paid to NWC       $2,480 
Application Fee $50      
Lab Supplies and Fees $200 $300    
Malpractice Insurance     $200   
eValue   $150    
Exams (PACKRAT, EORs, BLS/ACLS)   $400 $180  
Site Supervision   $200    
Technology Fee $100 $300 $300  
Graduation Fee     100  
Total tuition & fees


Student Responsibilities (not paid to NWC)       $4,150 
Books and Supplies (includes a computer) $1500 $500    
Medical Equipment $1500      
AAPA and IPAS Memberships $100      
Document Review, Background Checks, Onboarding $200 $50    
Medical Clearance  $300      
Personal expense estimate (allotted for financial aid)        
Room and Board $3,200 $12,800 $12,800   
Transportation $350 $1,350 $1,350  
Miscellaneous $2,000 $8,000 8,000  

*This estimate does not include loan fees which will vary depending on the type of loan.
** Policies and Procedures for refunding tuition and fees can also be found in the  Northwestern Graduate Catalog (page 16).  

This page is intended to provide estimates for prospective students. Exact costs may change, and the costs of tuition and fees are subject to change for future cohorts. 

Financial aid & resources

Continuing your education is more than a time investment.
Below are a few resources that may help you finance your master's degree with Northwestern College. 


Students may be eligible for federal and/or state financial aid. 
To determine your eligibility, you must: 

  1. Complete the  FAFSA. with Northwestern's institutional code:  001883.
  2. After acceptance into your program, Northwestern's financial aid office will assist you with processing student loan documents.

Outside Scholarships


Northwestern College has applied for Accreditation–Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Northwestern College anticipates matriculating its first class in May 2020, pending achieving Accreditation–Provisional status at the September 2019 ARC-PA meeting. 

Accreditation–Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation–Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Should Northwestern College not receive Accreditation–Provisional, the program will not be permitted to start in May 2020.