Tuition & Financial Aid
Information regarding financial aid and its application process can be found at: med.yale.edu/education/finaid/pa_program
Students should consider the following items in planning expenditures for each year:
Standard Student Budget 2013/2014
Books and Supplies
Room and Board
Personal and Transportation
Yale Hospitalization and Misc. Medical Expenses
Travel to Rotations
First and Second Year
The estimated total tuition cost for the 28 months is approximately $79,030.
The estimated total cost of attending the program is $147,395.
Federal regulations require that we use a single student budget for all students. A federally-established Standard Maintenance Allowance will be added for married students and/or students with dependents.
Adjustments will be made to the standard single student budget for insurance and origination fees for Federal Stafford (Subsidized and Unsubsidized).
The personal expense allowance, intended for laundry, clothing, entertainment, etc., assumes a modest level of spending during the year.
Students are required to purchase a laptop computer. Student loans can be acquired for computers purchased after July 1 of the entering year.
The above estimates do not include incidentals used to support some individuals in the New Haven area for a year.
The tuition rebate and refund policy for the 2012-2013 academic year is available here.
Upon acceptance to the Program, the applicant is required to remit $1,000 to secure his/her place in the incoming class. This deposit becomes non-refundable in January. The fee defrays disability insurance costs and other essential medical insurance costs paid by the program. Please note that these medical expenses are independent of those paid by the student through Student Financial Accounts and Services.
Other Financial Aid Opportunities
The G.I. Bill is available for veterans who qualify. Application for support is processed through Yale Medical School Financial Aid Office where further information can be obtained.
The federal government currently provides a number of scholarship or loan repayment programs for PA students willing to practice in under-served areas of the country. Specific information regarding these programs and other extensive financial aid information are provided to applicants during the admissions interview.
Financial Aid Statement of Satisfactory Progress
In order to be considered eligible for any type of financial assistance, a student must be in good academic standing.
Students will be expected to complete the requirements of the Physician Associate degree within twenty-seven months. With the Approval of the PA Progress Committee, a student may be enrolled up to thirty-seven months. Students judged as making "unsatisfactory progress" are ineligible for financial aid.
Statement on Selective Service Registration
The Federal Selective Service law was amended in 1982 to provide that no student receive Title IV (GSL, NDSL, or ALAS) unless he or she has executed a Statement of Registration Compliance (SRC), which either confirms that the individual has registered for Selective Service or states the reason why he or she is not required to do so.
Because most of the School's financial aid awards include funds from at least one Title IV program, failure to execute a Statement of Registration Compliance will render students ineligible for that portion of the financial aid award that would normally be provided through these programs. Students for whom this law presents special problems (and who are subject to Selective Service) should consult the Financial Aid Officer.
National Health Service Corps
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), recruits physician assistants to work in selected health profession shortage areas, and offers scholarship and loan repayment programs to PA students.
Students must settle all debts with the University and the Program before the Master of Medical Science degree will be awarded.