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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

 

Didactic Year

Clinical Year

Tuition and Fees

 

Florida Resident

$27,940

$27,380

 

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

$500***

Required Medical Equipment

$125

$665

 

Total

Florida Resident

$53,505.00

$53,970.00

Out of State

$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:  http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/residency/

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

***Includes cost of PANCE ($450), drug screening and fingerprinting costs.

Cost of attendance budget includes only those expenses associated with the student.  Living expenses for spouse and/or other dependants 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.

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 follow the link below: http://www.fa.ufl.edu/bursar/current-students/refunds/

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 Eileen Parris who is the Financial Aid Administrator for students in the College of Medicine. Her office is on the first floor of the Health Science Center, Room M-128. Her phone number is 352-273-7939; her FAX number is (352) 846-0812; her e-mail address is eparris@ufl.edu; and her web page is at www.med.ufl.edu/oea/finaid.

Helpful Programs

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

For information on SCHOLARSHIPS AND LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAMS:

National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarships/index.html

For information on SCHOLARSHIPS AND LOANS FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS:

Bureau of Health Professions – Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/dsa/

For information on SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE STUDENTS:

Indian Health Service Scholarships
www.ihs.gov

For information on SCHOLARSHIPS, LOANS, CALCULATORS, APPLICATIONS, etc.:

FinAid! “The SmartStudent™ Guide to Financial Aid”
www.finaid.org/

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 in order 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.

Applications can be submitted online by accessing the following website:

www.fafsa.ed.gov

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