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Tuition and Financial Aid

Physician assistants (PA) use an otoscope to examine a patient's ear.

Full program costs

The full, multi-year program costs for the 2-year Physician Assistant Program is $107,004. This total includes tuition, fees, books, and exams. It does not include personal costs, such as housing, food, and transportation.

First-year cost of attendance

Estimated first-year student expenses (12 months) for the 2024-2025 academic year of the Physician Assistant Program:

Direct expenses (paid to Mayo Clinic)
Items Cost
Tuition* $46,640
Program fee* $4,017
Total estimated cost for direct expenses $50,657
Indirect expenses (not paid to Mayo Clinic)
Items Cost
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $900
Housing and food ($2,020/month) $24,240
Home internet ($55/month, plus $50 one-time install fee) $710
Personal and miscellaneous ($565/month) $6,780
Transportation ($350/month) $4,200
Total estimated cost for indirect expenses $36,830
Total net cost of attendance
Total estimated single student budget (direct + indirect expenses) $87,487

*Note: Tuition and program fee are the only budget items directly billed to you. Adjust remaining budget items accordingly to align with your individual household budget needs. Exact tuition bill amounts are subject to change and are dependent on program curriculum.

Budget information

Estimated budget information is provided to allow you to completely prepare for your education. The estimated budget is the estimated cost of education-related expenses.

  • Personal and miscellaneous expenses include clothing, laundry and cleaning, personal hygiene and grooming, recreation, renter's insurance, student health insurance, and disability insurance.
  • Transportation expenses include gas, oil, maintenance, and insurance. 
  • Federal student loan fee is the average amount based on prior year borrowers and are a percentage of the total loan amount.
  • Dependent care and other expenses may be added to the budget on a case-by-case basis with supporting documentation. Contact Mayo Clinic's Financial Aid Office for further information.

Withdrawal and tuition refund

Students who find it necessary to withdraw from the program may be eligible for a tuition refund. Review the withdrawal and tuition refund policy.

Financial aid

Scholarships may be available for those who demonstrate financial need. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Registrar can provide more details about financial aid.

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences awards need-based grants to students on an annual basis. Selection criteria for these awards are based on a formula that evaluates student-documented financial need and are determined by the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences scholarship committee. The awards are made possible by generous benefactor contributions, and therefore the award amounts vary annually.