Costs and Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees
Current students enrolled in the collaborative PA program are co-enrolled at Anne Arundel Community College. UMB will send funds to Anne Arundel Community College for tuition and fees. Learn more about the current PA program tuition and fees.
Prospective students applying to the 2020 CASPA cycle and beyond, please refer to the UMB PA program tuition and fees.
Please note: Current students must maintain enrollment at both institutions and maintain satisfactory academic progress to continue to receive federal financial aid. Tuition and fees are subject to change
Additional costs to consider:
Prices on equipment, textbooks, supplies, fees and tuition are approximate and subject to change without notice. In your new role as a physician assistant student, you will be working with a wide variety of patients. Part of that process will require the use of traditional medical instruments and devices, the "tools of the trade." Each student will be required to have, at their disposal, the following basic set of equipment and supplies.
Approximate Equipment Costs
|$20.00 - $40.00|
Student PA patch
|PA program identification badge (required)||$10.00|
|Percussion hammer (required)||$2.00 - $10.00|
Smart Phone or Personal Digital Device
|$90.00 - $400.00|
|Stethoscope (required)||$100.00 - $150.00|
|Visual acuity card (required)||$3.00|
|Bag (optional)||$50.00 - $100.00|
|Otoscope Insufflator (optional)||$7.00|
|Rechargeable diagnostic set (optional)||$360.00 - $750.00|
|Sphygmomanometer (optional)||$42.00 - $200.00|
|Tuning forks (optional)||$7.00 each|
Approximate Textbook Costs
|Summer term – year 1||$500|
|Fall term – year 1||$900|
|Spring term – year 1||$600|
|Summer term – year 2||$250|
|Fall term – year 2||$100|
|Spring term – year 2||$400|
|Summer term – year 3||$0|
|Medical Dictionary $50|
|Standard College Dictionary $35|
|Recommended Software $250-$350|
Changes in textbooks may occur from year to year
Recommended texts are to be considered useful but
Additional Program Costs
|Certification Prior to Year 1||Cost|
American Heart Association
|Certification Prior to Year 2||Cost|
|American Heart Association
(AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life
Support (ACLS) & Pediatric
Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Applying for aid
Financial aid is provided by Student Financial Assistance & Education. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid www.fafsa.ed.gov and list the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School Code 002104. They must also cmplete the Maryland Residency Form.
Student Financial Assistance and Education will receive a list of admitted students to the program and will verify the receipt of the FAFSA and other eligibility for federal loans.
Eligible students will receive an award notification from UMB on or after May 1. Students must determine if they wish to receive loans and follow the instructions to secure the loans. Students will be considered for the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan.