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Cost of Attendance

Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies


Tuition and Fees (2020/2021) beginning July 1

In-State per credit hour $528
Regional per credit hour $631
Out-of-State per credit hour $770
Technology fee per credit hour $16
University Summer Fee $75
University Intersession Fee $75

Course fees:                           

A&P course fee (Anatomy Gift Registry fee) $140 per course, 3 courses

Patient Assessment and Diagnosis Course fee (lab consumables) $140 per course, 3 courses

Program fee ($100 per semester)

University Technology ($16 per credit hour)

SCPE Course fee ($40 per course, 10 courses)

Transition to Clinical Year Course fee  ($345 per course, 1 course)

Summative/Capstone Course fee ($399 per course, 1 course)

Below is an estimate of the tuition and fees for the 2018-19 academic year. Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any other Frostburg State University publication, Frostburg State University reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by Frostburg State University and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Costs subject to change prior to Summer 2019. Based on 117 credit hours, 68 credits year 1 and 49 credits year 2)



Year 1

Year 2


In-State Tuition

 $ 528 per credit hour




Regional Tuition

 $ 631 per credit hour




Out-of-State Tuition

 $ 770 per credit hour




Total Fees










Total Two Year Estimated Tuition and Fees




* Please note that regional tuition rates apply to those who reside in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Virginia within a 120-mile radius of the FSU campus. For more information go to

Other Estimated Expenses per Year

Year 1

Year 2

Housing Allowance per year



Board Allowance per year



Books, Supplies and Program Specific Costs (Health Insurance, drug screen and background check, ACLS/PALS/BLS, Professional Organization Memberships, lap top maintenance etc., PANCE Exam fee)



Miscellaneous (personal, transportation, etc.)



Total Other Estimated Expenses **




**Other Estimated Expense amounts were developed to establish maximum financial aid allowances for typical students. Students are highly encouraged to establish a budget, reduce expenditures, and borrow via student loans in incremental amounts to help limit their educational debt. For additional questions please contact FSU Office of Financial Aid. 301.687.4301 , Many FSU PA students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply for student loans to support their graduate education (School Code 002072). Information about these loans is available in the Office of Financial Aid.  For information or assistance please contact the Financial Aid Office directly.


Note: Students are encouraged to wait on the purchase of this equipment. FSU will provide more information and specific requirements at the time of orientation. 

Equipment Estimated cost
Wrist Watch $20 - $40
White Jacket $20 - $40
FSU Student Patch $5
PA ID Badge $10
Percussion Hammer $2-$10
Pocket Pen Light $2
Smart Phone or Personal Digital Device $90 - $400
Stethescope $100 - $150
Visual Acuity Card $3
Rechargeable Diagnostic Set $360 - $750
Bag $50 - $100
Sphygmomanometer $42 - $200
Tuning Forks $7
Protective Eyewear, tape measure $10 - $20



Application Fee

For each application cycle prospective candidates must pay or obtain a waiver for the CASPA application fee. These fees and policies regarding payment and refund are set by CASPA. Additional information is available on their website.

Tuition Payment

Tuition payment deadlines follow the university billing office payment deadlines which can be found on the billing office website


All applicants accepted into the program will be charged a $500 nonrefundable deposit to hold their seat. This money will be applied toward their first semester tuition upon matriculation.

Refund Policy

A student who withdraws from the PA Program, takes an authorized leave of absence, or is dismissed from the Program, is eligible for a refund in compliance with university billing and financial aid policies and practices and in conjunction with federal regulations. Information related to these policies and refund schedule can be found at

The non-refundable deposit to hold a student’s slot in the class, originally credited to tuition, will not be included in the refund calculation.