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Expenses and Financial Aid

Tuition and fees are determined per year for Iowa residents and nonresidents. There are mandatory University fees, as well as additional fees including, but not limited to, books and equipment expenses. The University reserves the right to change its fee schedule without notice. Please see the below link for the Costs of Attendance.

Cost of Attendance - Resident

Fee PA1 (Fall 1, Spring 1, & Summer 1) PA2 (Fall 2 & Spring 2) PA3 (Fall 3) Totals
Tuition $22,319.00 $16,739.00 $8,369.50 $47,427.50
Technology Fee $562.50 $409.00 $204.50 $1,176.00
Recreation Facility Fee $423.50 $308.00 $154.00 $885.50
Student Health Fee $370.50 $247.00 $123.50 $741.00
Mental Health Fee $36.00 $24.00 $12.00 $72.00
Clinical Program Fee $0.00 $500.00 $500.00 $1,000.00
Other Fees* $608.25 $442.00 $221.00 $1,271.25
Medical Equipment Fee** $2,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,000.00
Total Cost $26,319.75 $18,669.00 $9,584.50 $54,573.25

* Other Fees may include: Activities Fee, Services Fee, Student Union, Building Fee, and Arts & Cultural Events.

** Medical Equipment Fee may be less than the projected amount.

Cost of Attendance - Non-Resident

Fee PA1 (Fall 1, Spring 1, & Summer 1) PA2 (Fall 2 & Spring 2) PA3 (Fall 3) Totals
Tuition $45,216.00 $33,912.00 $16,956.00 $96,084.00
Technology Fee $562.50 $409.00 $204.50 $1,176.00
Recreation Facility Fee $423.50 $308.00 $154.00 $885.50
Student Health Fee $370.50 $247.00 $123.50 $741.00
Mental Health Fee $36.00 $24.00 $12.00 $72.00
Clinical Program Fee $0.00 $500.00 $500.00 $1,000.00
Other Fees* $608.25 $442.00 $221.00 $1,271.25
Medical Equipment Fee** $2,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,000.00
Total Cost $49,216.75 $35,842.00 $18,171.00 $103,229.75

* Other Fees may include: Activities Fee, Services Fee, Student Union, Building Fee, and Arts & Cultural Events.

** Medical Equipment Fee may be less than the projected amount.

Financial Process Information

Financial Aid

All financial assistance available to students from general University sources is administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid in the Carver College of Medicine. Students may receive aid in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans. The program has a limited number of merit awards based on academic performance.

If a student withdraws for any reason, academic deadlines for refund of tuition and fees are set by the Registrar's Office at The University of Iowa. These can be found at the Office of the Registrar Calendars/Deadlines webpage. The Department Administrator works with the student so that the proper procedure is followed.

For information contact:

Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum

The University of Iowa

1216 Medical Education Research Facility

Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Contact: Chris Roling

Requirements Before Your Aid Disburses

  • Enrolled at least half-time in a program leading to a degree at University of Iowa.  
  • No outstanding charges from a previous term.
  • Complete, signed, and returned loan promissory note(s).
  • Completion of Entrance Loan Counseling, if you have been awarded the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan(s) and you are a first-time borrower.
  • Not in default of any educational loan, including short term emergency loans from ECSI. ECSI loans are billed separately (sent to your home address that is on file; NOT your U-Bill).

If all the above requirements are met, your aid package will typically disburse the first day of class (each semester). Below is the disbursements by class:

PA1-PA2's have summer/fall/spring disbursements; tuition is taken out summer/fall/spring for PA1's, but only in fall/spring for PA2's.

If you do not know if all forms are received, you can go to MyUI, Student Records, Financial Aid, Award Summary to view forms needed, if applicable.

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Scholarships

PDF iconUniversity of Iowa PA Program and General PA Scholarship Descriptions

Scholarships from Private Sources

Iowa Residents or UI Students
  • Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship recognizes qualified female applicants who demonstrate financial need and are committed to women's issues, diversity and social activism. For complete eligibility information and to apply online, students should visit https://wrac.uiowa.edu/programs-and-services/scholarships/.

  • Jo Behr Scholarship and Education Fund

The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships for education programs. Scholarships are to be used for tuition and other direct education expenses for attendance at any college or medical/technical school. For complete eligibility information and to apply online, students should visit http://www.mercynorthiowa.com/scholarships.

  • Des Moines Women's Club Lois E. Dell Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to deserving female student in an accredited university pursuing a degree in any academic field. For complete eligibility information and to apply online, students should visit https://www.desmoineswomensclub.com/.

General
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants Scholarships

Any AAPA student member attending an accredited PA program and in the professional phase of his/her program is eligible to apply for scholarships. For complete eligibility information and to apply online, students should visit https://pa-foundation.org/scholarships-fellowships/pa-student-scholarships/.

  • Tylenol Scholarship

The makers of Tylenol provide scholarship awards for students who are pursuing health-related studies. For complete eligibility information and to apply online, students should visit https://www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship. Use access key TYNL.