Tuition and Fees

How much does a Physician Assistant education cost at Northwestern? The totals provided on the web pages below include tuition, loan fees, room and board, transportation, and other expenses that the Committee on Financial Aid to Students takes into account when determining your required educational budget.

2013-14 Academic Year

First Year Students' Educational Budget

Category Summer Fall Spring Total
Tuition $12,834 $12,834 $12,834 $38,502
Hospitalization Insurance $3,779 - - $3,779
Personal $1,194 $1,194 $1,194 $3,582
Room and Board $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $16,500
Transportation $644 $644 $644 $1,932
Computer $1,250 - - $1,250
Books and Supplies* $2,750 - - $2,750
Loan Fees** $518 $518 $518 $1,554
Total $28,469 $20,690 $20,690 $69,849

*  Books and Supplies budget includes $1,000 for equipment, $250 for uniforms and $1,500 for books per PA department.

**  Loan fees are included to offset fees charged by the Department of Education on Stafford and Grad/Plus loans. 

Second Year Students' Educational Budget

Category Summer Fall Spring Total
Tuition $12,834 $12,834 $12,834 $38,502
Hospitalization Insurance $3,067 - - $3,067
Personal $1,194 $1,194 $1,194 $3,582
Room and Board $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $16,500
Transportation $644 $644 $644 $1,932
Books and Supplies $417 $417 $416 $1,250
Loan Fees* $518 $518 $518 $1,554
Total $24,174 $21,107 $21,106 $66,387

**  Loan fees are included to offset fees charged by the Department of Education on Stafford and Grad/Plus loans. 

2012-13 Academic Year

First Year Students' Educational Budget

Category Summer Fall Spring Total
Tuition $12,340 $12,340 $12,340 $37,030
Hospitalization Insurance $3,488 - - $3,488
Personal $1,194 $1,194 $1,194 $3,582
Room and Board $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $16,500
Transportation $644 $644 $644 $1,932
Computer $1,250 - - $1,250
Books and Supplies* $2,500 - - $2,500
Loan Fees** $506 $506 $506 $1,518
Total $27,422 $20,184 $20,184 $67,790

*  Books and Supplies budget includes $1,000 for equipment, $250 for uniforms and $1,250 for books per PA department.

**  Loan fees are included to offset fees charged by the Department of Education on Stafford and Grad/Plus loans.  Stafford loans have a 1.0% fee and Grad/Plus Loans have a 4.0% fee.

Second Year Students' Educational Budget

Category Summer Fall Spring Total
Tuition $12,340 $12,340 $12,340 $37,020
Hospitalization Insurance $2,842 - - $2,842
Personal $1,194 $1,194 $1,194 $3,582
Room and Board $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $16,500
Transportation $644 $644 $644 $1,932
Books and Supplies $334 $333 $333 $1,000
Loan Fees* $506 $506 $506 $1,518
Total $23,360 $20,517 $20,517 $64,394

**  Loan fees are included to offset fees charged by the Department of Education on Stafford and Grad/Plus loans.  Stafford loans have a 1.0% fee and Grad/Plus Loans have a 4.0% fee.