Tuition & Fees
PA College’s tuition structure includes both per credit tuition and program-specific tuition.* Typically, tuition rates for both the current and upcoming years are listed below; however, in light of the uncertainty posed by COVID-19, PA College has not yet locked in the tuition rates for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Per credit tuition is charged for all classes; program-specific tuition is only charged when the student is enrolled in courses specific to their program of study. See the tables below for details on each program.
Per Credit Tuition Rates
|2020-2021 Academic Year|
|Undergraduate Course (100-400-level) Per Credit Tuition Rate||$628 Per Credit|
|Master’s Course (500-600-level) Per Credit Tuition Rate||$896 Per Credit|
|Doctoral Course (700+ level) Per Credit Tuition Rate||$1,030 Per Credit|
Program-specific tuition covers the costs of running clinical programs with limited enrollment, based on factors like student-to-faculty ratios mandated by accreditors and limited clinical seats. It also covers the costs of program-specific resources, such as simulation supplies, equipment maintenance, specialized software, etc.
Program-specific tuition is charged once a semester for specific courses throughout a student’s program of study. The courses that carry a program-specific tuition charge are outlined below for each program.
Program-specific tuition is in addition to per credit tuition. There is no program-specific tuition for non-clinical programs.
|Program||2020-2021 Program-Specific Tuition Per Applicable Course||Applicable Courses|
|Three-Year BSN||$2,678||NUR 170
|Four-Year BSN||$2,678||NUR 170
|Cardiovascular Technology||$4,017||CVT 215
|Diagnostic Medical Sonography||$5,356||DMS 224
|Medical Laboratory Science||$2,678||MLS 451
|Nuclear Medicine Technology||$4,017||NMT 211
|Nurse Practitioner||$3,200||Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Track:
NUR 741, NUR 743, NUR 745
Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Track: NUR 721, NUR 723, NUR 725
Psychiatric/Mental Health Track:
NUR 731, NUR 733, NUR 735
|Nursing Associate Degree – Two-Year Program||$4,017||NUR 111
|Nursing Associate Degree – Three-Year Program||$2,678||NUR 111
|Respiratory Care||$2,678||RCP 120
|Surgical Technology||$3,296||SUR 102
|Vascular Sonography||$5,356||VAS 224
Unlike many other institutions, PA College has no across-the-board fees. Other institutions charge for room and board, meal plans, activity fees, parking pass fees and so on, on top of tuition. These fees often aren’t eligible for employer tuition reimbursement, potentially leading to surprise expenses when bill time comes.
At PA College, our only tuition-related fees are for general education lab courses, or the LPN assessment module. If you don’t take any of the courses listed below, you will not have any tuition-related fees. We do not charge any across-the-board fees.
|Category||2020-2021 Fee Per Applicable Course||2021-2022 Fee Per Applicable Course||Applicable Courses|
|General Education Science Lab Fee||$268||$276||BIO 105
|LPN Assessment Module Fee||$2,307||$2,376||NUR 010|
Miscellaneous Charges and Deposits
|Enrollment Deposit||$250 applied to first semester tuition|
|Enrollment Deposit for Paramedic and Professional Certificate programs||$100 applied to first semester tuition|
|Late Fee||2% of term balance above $250|
|Course Audit Fee||50% tuition for the course|
|Official Transcript Requests||$5 per copy|
|Challenge Assessment Fee||$150 per credit|
|Payment Plan Set-Up Fee||$25 per semester|
|Credit Card Payment Fee||2.5% of Payment|
|Electronic Check Payment Fee||$0|
|Non-Sufficient Funds Fee||$50|
|Closed, Retired or Invalid Bank Account Fee||$25|
|Stop Check Payment Fee||$25|
All miscellaneous charges and deposits are nonrefundable.
To calculate the tuition and fees for a semester of study, first calculate how many credits you will take. Multiply that figure by the appropriate per credit tuition rate. If you are in a clinical program and are taking any courses specific to your major (not just general education courses), add the program-specific tuition. If you are taking a general education lab course, add the lab fee.
Here’s an example of how to calculate your tuition and fees – in this case, for a semester of the Surgical Technology program. Modify this example for your program and semester.
Sample Surgical Technology Semester
|HSC 101||Methods of Patient Care||1|
|SUR 200||Surgical Procedures and Pathophysiology I||4|
|SUR 202||Surgical Services Clinical I||3|
Based on the semester above, here’s how to calculate tuition and fees for this semester. Modify these calculations as necessary for your program and semester.
|Times the Undergraduate Per Credit Tuition Rate||x $628|
|Plus Surgical Technology Program-Specific Tuition||+ $3,296|
|Equals Total Tuition||$10,204|
|Plus the General Education Lab Fee for Microbiology||+ $268|
|Equals Total Tuition and Fees||$10,472|
This does not include taxes, fees, books, uniforms or other indirect expenses. See below for estimates of these additional indirect costs.
Indirect costs are the costs of other educational expenses students typically incur while attending school that are not billed by PA College. The following table outlines estimated indirect costs; these costs will vary significantly from student to student and should be factored into your budget for covering college costs.
|Room & Board||$5,150 per semester|
|Books & Supplies||$1,300 per semester|
*The tuition rate is determined by the administration of the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. Rates for the upcoming academic year are not finalized until approved by the Board of Trustees in April. Periodically, an in-depth analysis is performed to reevaluate the fee structure.
Students may preregister for courses following their acceptance into a given program and prior to paying their tuition. Failure to show for a class will not dismiss student financial obligations. Registered students must officially withdraw by completing the Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Form or by contacting their academic advisor at advising@PAcollege.edu.