College of Health Sciences

Physician Assistant Program

Financial Planning

Books and Instruments

Required and recommended books may be purchased through the University Bookstore on the Elkins Park campus. In addition, it is necessary for physician assistant students to possess a number of instruments, which are available at the Bookstore. First-year physician assistant students can expect to pay approximately $3,000 for their books and instruments.

Living Expenses

In planning for living expenses, students should consider room, board, transportation, medical, dental and personal expenses. The University provides a comprehensive healthcare program option. Students need to consider the costs relative to required rotations, during which time they may be outside of the Philadelphia area. Students must provide their own transportation and housing during these assignments.