Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition costs for Physician Assistant students are charged each term of enrollment for summer, spring, and fall terms.  There is not a difference of tuition for in-state and out-of-state residents.  Additional program costs include Institutional and Program fees. 

Once a student is notified of acceptance, he/she is required to pay a nonrefundable matriculation fee (deposit) of $500. 

Estimated expenses for 2022-2023 MSM Physician Assistant Program are listed below.  The tuition is determined each semester.  The following is provided solely as an estimate to aid your financial planning and all expenses are subject to change. 




Tuition 45,006 34,965
Registration1 200 200
Health Insurance2 3,944 3,944
Life/Disability Insurance 61 61
Fitness Center Fee 420  
Technology2 2,322  
Library 150 150
Student Activity 250 250
Graduation   150
Criminal Background Check 113 113
Health Services 400 400
Grady Student Credentialing Fee 50  50
Parking 480 170
Program Fees 910 910
Instructional Fees 1339 1339
Subtotal Fees 10,684 7,782
Housing Cost††   16,000  
(MSM requires first year students of all on-campus programs to live in the Entra West End Apartments for the first year of their degree program. Floor plans will vary. Students will have the option to waive this cost, if waiver criteria are met.)    
Total Tuition +  Fees + Housing Cost (without optional fees) 71,690  42,747
Optional Fees**    
Dental Plan 273 273
Vision Plan 84 84
Malware Fee†† 50 50
Fitness Fee   420
Late Registration1 75 75
Subtotal Optional Fees            482


Fees + Housing Cost + Optional Fees         27,166 8,684
Less Optional Fees -482 -902
Total Fees 26,684         7,782
Additional Program Costs    
Medical Equipment 900  
Uniforms 50  
Books 600  
Professional Memberships 75  
PANCE Exam    475
Subtotal Additional Program Fees 1,625 475
Total Tuition + Fees + Additional Program Costs  57,315 42,212
Total Tuition + Fees +  Additional Program Costs + Housing 73,315 43,222
Total Tuition + Fees + Additional Program Costs + Optional Fees + Housing 73,797 44,124

All full-time students are required to have health insurance coverage either through the MSM or through another individual or family plan. Students are required to demonstrate proof of coverage with major medical insurance. A student may choose their own personal insurance plan as long as it is comparable in coverage to that offered by the Institution. 

Tuition and Fees are charged on a full program basis. 1A late fee applies if student fails to register on the designated registration day.

Student tuition and fees described above are good faith projections for the academic year. They are, however, subject to amendment at any time at the discretion of the Board of Trustees of the School of Medicine in order to meet its financial commitments and to fulfill its role and mission. Every effort will be made to provide advance notice of such changes.

²Health Insurance and technology fees are good faith estimates for the academic year. Amounts are subject to change when the actual amounts are determined in May. Technology fees include laptop and software requirements for the MPAS degree program.

The cost of health insurance represents the standard fee for a student without dependents. The deadline for adding insurance is December 1 annually. Students adding insurance after December 1 will be responsible for paying the out-of-pocket changes.

†Criminal background check fee is charged for clinical rotation experiences at Grady Hospital.  Grady credentialing fee is required for course work assignments.
††Malware Fee is a per instance charge.                                                                                                                                                                 ††MSM requires first year students of all on-campus programs to live in the Entra West End Apartments for the first year of their degree  program. Floor plans will vary.  The individual lease is by bed and prices are per student.  Apartments may be furnished or unfurnished. Rates range from $870 to $1198.  Private rooms are available. Prices include high-speed internet and a $75 allowance for utilities.
** Parking is an opt-in charge.  Dental and vision insurance is optional.

Decelerated students failing to make progress with their original class are responsible for applicable tuition & fees based on courses taken.

Additional Recommended Items

Living expenses (housing, transportation, and personal miscellaneous expenses) are estimated at $24,000 for the academic year.

The clinical year will require travel across the state of Georgia.  The program advises students to set aside a minimum of $3,000 for living/travel expenses for clinical rotations. Expenses that may be incurred are rent, gas, food, parking, etc.

Refund of Institutional Tuition 

Accreditation standards require PA Programs to notify prospective applicants of the program's refund policy.  If a student leaves the PA Program for any reason-dismissal, withdrawal, drop period, transfer- tuition is refundable according to the following decreasing percentage scale:

Period after Registration Percentage of Year Tuition Refunded
First 5 Class Days 100%
Second 5 Class Days (2 wks) 80%
Third 5 Class Days (3 wks) 60%
Fourth 5 Class Days (4 wks) 40%
Fifth 5 Class Days (5 wks)* 20%

*There will be no refund after the fifth week of any semester.

Refer to the MSM Student Handbook (pg. 18) for additional information regarding student accounts and Tuition/fee payments.

Financial Aid

All potential applicants are encouraged to contact the MSM Financial Aid Office to obtain the forms necessary to apply for financial aid at:

Morehouse School of Medicine 
Student Fiscal Affairs Office
Hugh Gloster Building, Room 200
720 Westview Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30310-1495

Phone: 404-752-1655
Fax: 404-752-1053

Other funding information available on the web

The U.S. Public Health Service has several programs that offer scholarships, stipends and loan repayment to PA students who commit to varying periods of employment in medically underserved settings. Information on these programs may be obtained by calling (800) 221-9393 or visiting the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) website. One program offered by the U.S. Public Health Service is the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholars Program.