Your tuition, fees, and other expenses will vary based on the number of credits per term, your residency status, changes in cost, and of course, your lifestyle. This information is provided as an estimate to help you evaluate the cost of attendance in the MPAS program.
Find out how much your MPAS will cost—and how to pay for it
Estimating your cost of attendance
Tuition total based on 111 credit hours
Breakdown per semester
Summer Session I (18)
Fall Semester I (19)
Spring Semester I (18)
Summer Session II (17)
Fall Semester II (13)
Spring Semester II (13)
Summer Semester III (13)
Additional IUPUI Fees
Interprofessional Education Fee**
$150 (one-time fee)
IUPUI Graduate Application Fee**
IUPUI Campus Parking - Student Surface Annual Permit
International Student Visa Processing Fee (if applicable)
estimated $40 each (varies based on prior residence/one prior to admission and one prior to beginning clinical rotations)
Textbooks per semester (required texts) and online subscriptions
Estimated $800 per semester
Medical equipment and white coats**
$200 one-time fee (semester 4)
Urine drug screen **
Travel costs for clinical rotations
IAPA and AAPA professional membership dues**
$20 (IAPA), $75 (AAPA)
IAPA annual conference**
JagTag Student ID (Mandatory)
FREE (Replacement card, $25)
Provided by Indiana University
*non-refundable and required at the time of acceptance to secure a position in the program | applied toward the first-semester tuition
**mandatory fees for all students
Working while in school
Training to become a physician assistant demands a full-time commitment. Due to the rigorous nature of the curriculum, it is recommended that students not engage in outside employment. If a student chooses to work during the academic year, the work schedule must not interfere with any class or clinical rotation schedules or impact performance.
Applying for scholarships
When it comes to paying for college, every bit helps. We award scholarships specifically for incoming students in the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program.
To receive scholarships from our school you must be a student or an admitted student.
Scholarships for incoming MPAS students
This award goes to a student in the physician assistant studies program who has a 3.5 GPA or higher and has demonstrated community service or engagement.
This award goes to an incoming student in the physician assistant studies program who has a 3.5 GPA or higher. Applicants must submit an essay reflecting on their personal demonstration of serving as an ambassador of the physician assistant profession to underserved populations, belief in the importance of providing competent and compassionate care, and how they have challenged themselves to exceed expectations in their academic, leadership, and service endeavors.
This award goes to a student in the physician assistant studies program who has completed the didactic portion of the program and will be starting the clinical rotation phase. Eligible applicants should have a 3.2 GPA or higher and an interest in entering a primary care discipline after graduation.
This award goes to a student in the physician assistant studies program who is attending physician assistant professional development workshops and conferences, PANCE review, or international travel.
This award goes to a student in the physician assistant studies program who has an interest in gaining global perspectives on the delivery of health care. The scholarship will be used to fund an international service-learning experience.
This award goes to a student in the physician assistant studies, occupational therapy, physical therapy, health sciences, or nutrition and dietetics program. Eligible applicants should have a 3.75 GPA or higher and a record of service to the School, profession, and community.
The SHHS Health Professions Scholarship is awarded to one or more incoming students. The specific amount and recipient are determined based solely on the program’s respective admissions committee, and there are no additional requirements to apply except going through the admissions process.
How to apply
- Get access to the online scholarship system by logging in with your IUPUI credentials.
- Search for scholarships.
- Select the Blackbaud Award Management listing to begin the application process.
The general application takes about 15 minutes to complete and you’ll automatically be matched with scholarships that fit your entered criteria. Some scholarships may have additional requirements you need to complete to be considered.
Getting financial aid
The first step in applying for financial aid is to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
By filing your FAFSA, you will be applying for most of the financial aid options below, including loans, grants, and even some scholarships.