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PA Program Tuition and Fees

Tuition in the PA program is determined per credit, residency status and location. FSU’s Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies is located at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown Regional Education Center.

FSU is currently seeking accreditation for the PA program which is anticipated to begin Summer 2019.  See the Physician Assistant webpage for accreditation information.  

Tuition and Fees  (Summer 2019 and 2019-2020 fall, spring and summer session)

In-State Tuition

$516 per credit hour 

Regional Resident Tuition*

$616 per credit hour 

Out-of-State Tuition

$750 per credit hour 

Technology Fee

$17 per credit hour (beginning fall 2019 this fee will be $15 per credit hour)

University Summer Fee


*Discount for students from Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia residing within 120 miles of Frostburg. For more information, visit the Regional Tuition Rate page.

Course Fees                                 

Anatomy Course Fee

$140 per course (3 courses)

Patient Assessment and Diagnosis Course Fee 

$140 per course (3 courses)

Program Fee

$100 per semester

SCPE Course Fee (End of Rotation Exams)

$40 per course (10 courses)

Transition to Clinical Year Course Fee


Summative/Capstone Course Fee 


Other Fees

Application Fee


Parking Fee


Returned Check Fee


After published deadlines, you pay:


Late Registration Fee


Late Payment Fee


Check reissue fee


Estimated Total Tuition and Fees

Below is an estimate of the tuition and fees for the two year program using the 2018-2019 academic year tuition and fee schedule. 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.



Year 1

Year 2


In-State Tuition

$516 per credit hour




Regional Resident Tuition*

$616 per credit hour




Out-of-State Tuition

$750 per credit hour




Total Fees







Regional Resident*


Total Two Year Tuition and Fees




*Discount for students from Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia residing within 120 miles of Frostburg. For more information, visit the Regional Tuition Rate page.

** Includes program-related expenses such as costs associated with maintaining a functional laptop computer, PALS/ACLS/BLS training, and obtaining necessary criminal background checks and drug screenings required for enrollment and completion of supervised clinical practice experiences.

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, laptop 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. If you have additional questions, please contact the FSU Office of Financial Aid, 301.687.4301,

Many FSU PA students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 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.

Equipment List 

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


Estimated Cost

Wrist Watch

$20 - $40

White jacket (Short, finger-tip length )

$20.00 - $40.00

FSU student PA patch

$5.00 each

PA program identification badge 


Percussion hammer 

$2.00 - $10.00

Pocket pen light 


Smart Phone or Personal Digital Device (PDA) 

$90.00 - $400.00


$100.00 -$150.00

Visual acuity card



$50.00 - $100.00

Otoscope Insufflator


Rechargeable diagnostic set

$360.00 -$750.00


$42.00 - $200.00

Tuning Forks


Protective Eyewear


Tape Measure


Screw top container