Physician Assistant Program Financial Information

Program Cost Policy

In order for prospective students to make an informed choice about matriculating into the Colorado Mesa University Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program, they should be made aware of estimated program costs as well as procedures for refund of tuition and fees. The purpose of this policy is to clearly outline this information to prospective students or applicants.


Tuition, Fees, and Additional Expenses Policy Statement 

The table below details anticipated tuition, fees, program required expenses, as well as other costs associated with the training program for the graduating class of 2021. Rates are subject to change based on the review and approval of the Board of Trustees. All costs are estimated. 


PA Program Tuition and Fees*

In-State Program Tuition 


Out-of-State Program Tuition 


University Fees

University Fees


Graduate Matriculation Fee


Total Estimated Tuition & Fees

In-State: $70,583

Total Estimated Tuition & Fees

Out-of-State: $115,383

 Additional Program Estimated Costs and Fees

Textbooks/Resources/Miscellaneous Supplies


Diagnostic Medical Equipment


Training and Certifications 


Course Fees


Scrubs and Lab Coats


Student Responsibilities

AAPA/CAPA Professional Membership  $250
Background Check and Drug Screen $150
Computer/Printer $1,500
Immunizations, Annual TB Test, Flu Shot $250
Medical Insurance (Required) $2,700
Professional Liability Coverage $525

Estimated Living and Transportation Expenses Per Semester

Housing and Food $4,150
Miscellaneous Living Expenses $950
Transportation $1,000


*Please note, all expenses are based on estimated costs and subject to change.

 To be considered for In-State Program tuition, see Colorado Residency Requirements


For information regarding refund processes for tuition and fees, please see the Colorado Mesa University Refund Page and important dates for add/drop/withdraw deadlines.
The Financial Aid Office at CMU is a resource available to help you coordinate various forms of financial assistance offered to students at the University. More information on Financial Aid is available on the University website by clicking here
For questions about how to apply for in-state tuition, click here