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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.

See the Physician Assistant webpage for accreditation information.  

Tuition and Fees  (2020-2021 fall, intersession, 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

$15 per credit hour                                            

University Summer Fee

$80

*Rates are for the 2020-2021 academic year.

**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

$345

Summative/Capstone Course Fee 

$399


Other Fees

Application Fee

$45

Parking Fee

$40

Returned Check Fee

$30

After published deadlines, you pay:

 

Late Registration Fee

$30

Late Payment Fee

$30

Check reissue fee

$30


Estimated Total Tuition and Fees

Below is an estimate of the tuition and fees for the two year program using the 2020-2021 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 2021.

 

 

Year 1

Year 2

Total

In-State Tuition

$528 per credit hour

$35,905

$25,872

$61,777

Regional Resident Tuition**

$631 per credit hour

$42,908

$30,919

$73,827

Out-of-State Tuition

$770 per credit hour

$52,360

$37,730

$90,090

Total Fees

 

$2,604

$2,566

$5,170


 

In-State

Regional Resident*

Out-of-State

Total Two Year Tuition and Fees

$66,947

$78,997

$95,261

*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.

 

The University reserves the right to provide some or all instruction and related academic activities through alternative methods of delivery, including remote delivery. It also reserves the right to change the method of delivery before or during an academic term in the event of a health or safety emergency or other circumstance when it determines that such change is necessary or in the best interests of the campus community. Tuition and mandatory fees will not be reduced or refunded if the University changes the delivery method for any or all of an academic session.

Note: Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any other University publication, the University reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by the University and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

** 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

$10,200

$10,200

Board Allowance per year

$5,000

$5,000

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)

$6,000

$6,000

Miscellaneous (personal, transportation, etc.)

$5,000

$5,000

Total Other Estimated Expenses ***

$26,200

$26,200

***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, fsufinaid@frostburg.edu

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.

Equipment

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 

$10.00

Percussion hammer 

$2.00 - $10.00

Pocket pen light 

$2.00

Smart Phone or Personal Digital Device (PDA) 

$90.00 - $400.00

Stethoscope

$100.00 -$150.00

Visual acuity card

$3.00

Bag

$50.00 - $100.00

Otoscope Insufflator

$7.00

Rechargeable diagnostic set

$360.00 -$750.00

Sphygmomanometer

$42.00 - $200.00

Tuning Forks

$7.00

Protective Eyewear

$10.00

Tape Measure

$5

Screw top container

$1