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Financial Aid Information for Physician Assistants

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.

Cost of Attendance

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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 educational 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/.


  • 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.