Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

Tuition rates are updated yearly by the Florida Legislature and the University and are subject to change. Current graduate tuition rates are as follows:

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and Fees Didactic Year Clinical Year
TUITION – Florida Resident $27,940 $27,380
TUITION – Out of State $61,276.84 $61,716.80*
Books and Supplies $2,950 $2,445
Housing and Utilities $8,350 $9,200
Food $5,580 $5,580
Clothing Maintenance $1,750 $1,750
Personal/Insurance $2,860 $2,700
Transportation $3,750** $3,750**
Professional Fees $200*** $100***
Required Medical Equipment $125 $665
Florida Resident – Total $53,505.00 $53,970.00
Out of State – Total $86,841.84 $88,306.80*

*Provisions exist for out of state residents to change their status to in state tuition purposes. Appropriate paperwork must be completed and approved by the Office of the University Registrar to obtain Florida residency status for tuition purposes. Please visit the UF Admissions website for details on establishing Florida residence.

**Public transportation is free for students, the figure provided represents the estimated cost of operating an automobile.

***Includes cost of drug screening and fingerprinting costs.

Cost of attendance budget includes only those expenses associated with the student. Living expenses for spouse and/or other dependents are not recognized as part of the student’s standard cost of attendance.

Other expenses not considered essential to a student’s education or living expenses are the sole responsibility of the student. Examples of this include but are not limited to, attendance at conferences, membership in specialty professional organizations and optional medical databases or resources.

PANCE ($450) fees and licensing fees are non-UF professional fees incurred after graduation.

NOTE: The costs represented here represent estimates based at time of publishing. These costs are subject to change and will be updated as soon as possible when changes occur.

Rotation Expenses

Students are responsible for their transportation, housing, and living expenses during their clinical year. Expenses will vary, depending on the location of each rotation site.

Refunds and Reimbursements

For information regarding tuition refunds please visit the UF Bursar’s website.

Financial Aid Resources

The School of Physician Assistant Studies is not involved in the financial aid decision process. Questions about financial aid should be addressed to Susana Morales, the Financial Aid Administrator for students in the College of Medicine. Please visit the link below for more information.

Helpful Programs

The following websites may provide additional information about sources of financial aid:

Financial Aid Application and Deadlines

Since the PA academic year actually begins during the last semester (Summer B) of one University of Florida academic year and continues through the first three semesters of the following University academic year (Fall, Spring, and Summer A), two applications for financial aid during the School of Physician Assistant Studies’ academic year must be submitted to cover the full four semesters of the PA academic year. Applicants do not need to wait to be accepted into the School of Physician Assistant Studies before submitting the first of these two applications and are encouraged to apply for financial aid for Summer B as soon as they submit their CASPA application.

The second of the two applications can be submitted any time after January of the year in which students will actually matriculate into the School of Physician Assistant Studies.

Assistance in completing the application or asking questions about financial aid can be obtained by contacting Vernon Wright (see above for contact information).