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Approximate Costs

The Physician Assistant professional phase (in program) consists of 80 credits: 58 credits in the didactic or first year, 22 credits in the clinical or second year.

View MDC's general tuition and fees structure for 2018- 2019

Special course fees of approximately $280 is added per credit to some courses for both resident and non-resident students.

The total cost of Physician Assistant tuition registration (including special fees) for Florida residents is $31,866.00; the total cost of registration for non-residents is $77,347.00. These fees are subject to change depending on legislative action. This does not include the Master's Degree option available to all matriculated students within the professional phase of the PA program.

Additional Program expenses:

  • Textbooks (between $60 - $300 per course)
  • Medical equipment, lab coats, and scrubs (approximately $1000.00)
  • Liability insurance ($15/year)
  • Medical accident insurance ($10.50/year)
  • Typhon Group ($85.00 in second year)
  • Professional student memberships (approx. $200.00, optional)
  • Annual physical examinations and background checks (fee varies)
  • Once students are enrolled in the program, ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), BLS (Basic Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) and HIPPA courses are provided by the PA program for an additional fee.

Pre-matriculation orientation fee $460.00 (subject to change).

The nature of the application process for acceptance into the PA Program is highly competitive; once an applicant is officially accepted into the PA Program he/she must provide a non-refundable Program acceptance deposit of $500.00 to guarantee a seat in the Miami Dade College Physician Assistant program.

Financial Aid

All students at the Medical Campus are encouraged to apply for financial aid, which includes the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Grant, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Subsidized loans. The Campus also offers a variety of scholarships. Students can visit the Financial Aid Office (Room 1201) on the Medical Campus for more details. Those who apply before April 1st for the following academic year are given priority. Only courses in which students have registered before the 100 percent refund date qualify for financial aid. For additional information, call the Financial Aid personnel at 305-237-4160.

Notice to all applicants

Due to the nature of the PA program and the established sequence of courses, eligibility for financial may vary. Students should be prepared to pay the first semester's tuition in the event that financial aid is delayed or financial aid is not available.