Tuition & Financial Aid

The Physician Assistant program understands that financial aid opportunities are top priority for many students. For Scholarship opportunities offered through the PBA PA Medicine program please visit the Program website listed below. Qualified applicants may also be eligible for federal education loan programs. International students do not qualify for federal loans.

For more information about Scholarships and Financial Literacy, visit PBA Financial Aid Site or Veteran Information.

Cohort 1 
  • Cohort 1 Start Date: October 2024
  • Cohort 1 End Date: January 2027

Direct Cost 

  • Tuition: $95,000 with a 10% discount to the first cohort, $85,500.

    Tuition is a flat rate, which means the tuition will not increase annually for that specific cohort. If a student decelerates, they will pay the tuition of the class they are moving into. In the event accreditation is not obtained, all deposits will be refunded.

  • University Graduate Student Technology Fee: $300
  • Certiphi subscription: $113.25
    • Background Check: $40 (2 background checks @ $20 each)
    • Urine Drug Screen: $29
    • Fingerprint Check VECHS: $44.25* (*if needed dependent on clinical rotation site)
  • Lab Fee: $100
  • BodyViz subscription: $100
  • Required textbooks will be included and supplied electronically through AccessMed at no extra charge.                            

             If printed textbooks are desired by the student, they will be available at the university bookstore for purchase. 

Cohort 1 Total Tuition/ Fees: $86,113.25 

After acceptance, students will be supplied a list of specifications for medical and computer equipment requirements.

  • Medical equipment: $1100 est.
  • Computer equipment: $1100 est.

Cohort 2 
  • Cohort 2 Start Date: August 2025
  • Cohort 2 End Date: November 2027

Direct Cost 

Tuition: $95,000.                                    

Tuition is a flat rate, which means the tuition will not increase annually for that specific cohort.  If a student decelerates, they will pay the tuition of the class they are moving into. 

  • University Graduate Student Technology Fee: $300
  • Certiphi subscription: $113.25
    • Background Check: $40 (2 background checks @ $20 each)
    • Urine Drug Screen: $29
    • Fingerprint Check VECHS: $44.25* (*if needed dependent on clinical rotation site)
  • Lab Fee: $100
  • BodyViz subscription: $100
  • Required textbooks will be included and supplied electronically through AccessMed at no extra charge.  If printed textbooks are desired by the student, they will be available at the university bookstore for purchase. 

Cohort 2 Total Tuition/ Fees: $96,113.25 

After acceptance, students will be supplied a list of specifications for medical and computer equipment requirements.

  • Medical equipment: $1100 est.
  • Computer equipment: $1100 est.

Palm Beach Atlantic University has partnered with College Pads to provide a new off-campus housing marketplace for Palm Beach Atlantic students, and community members! College Pads’ service became effective May 24, 2023.

College Pads, via its software on the University’s website, will provide Palm Beach Atlantic students with an educational tool to help them become more educated renters, compare off-campus housing options, find potential roommates, and sublet their existing units, when applicable. This website is meant to support all PBA members including undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff for their housing needs.

This new platform at off-campus.pba.edu aims to provide a vastly improved interface for students. One of the goals of the new platform is to increase engagement from students in selecting their living community. College Pads will be investing heavily in actively advertising the platform to students to ensure that the majority of students use the new platform to search for their housing. This increased student engagement will provide a powerful resource for students, parents, faculty, and staff, as well as increase the flow of traffic to local property owners and managers.

The new site includes renter education modules to help students successfully navigate the transition to off-campus life, and become better educated on the local rental processes. Custom-tailored to the needs of student renters, the College Pads platform also offers students a customized roommate and sublease portal.

College Pads is excited to be serving the Palm Beach Atlantic market in this capacity and is looking forward to enhancing student success as well as establishing great relationships with property owners and managers in the community. In addition, while Palm Beach Atlantic will continue to be separate from the off-campus market and not be responsible for the management of such units, College Pads understands the values that Palm Beach Atlantic places on student service and looks forward to providing students information needed to make good decisions.

Listings on the site can be purchased by property owners and managers, whose listings are created by College Pads’ staff, improving overall listing quality. Palm Beach Atlantic University and College Pads will be working together to host on-campus and virtual events for partners of the Palm Beach Atlantic marketplace. Please check out the site as we hope it is a beautiful resource in assisting on PBA Community with off-campus housing options

Withdrawal: Refund Schedule for PBA Graduate Student

*NOTE: The following refund schedules apply only if the student is withdrawing from all courses.

Withdrawal requests must be submitted to the Academic Support Office. In the case of a request for a medical withdrawal, please be sure all proper paperwork is filed with Health and Wellness and the Academic Support Office. Please refer to the published academic calendar for the census date as well as subterm start and end dates for each term. The following refund schedule is based on the student’s last date of attendance (LDA), which is determined by the Registrar’s office upon completion of withdrawal process.

For more information about Scholarships and Financial Literacy, visit PBA Financial Aid Site.

16 Week Graduate Courses:

Last Date of Attendance

Tuition Refund

On or Before the Census Date Full tuition & fees
One Week after the Census Date 75% of tuition only – fees not refundable
Two Weeks after the Census Date 50% of tuition only – fees not refundable
Three Weeks after the Census Date 25% of tuition only – fees not refundable
Greater than Three Weeks after the Census Date No Refund

*NOTE: For PA Medicine students, please contact the PA Medicine Program for questions about the beginning and ending of each semester. The deadlines for withdrawal listed above apply per semester even if the student is not assigned an actual rotation during the first week of the rotation block.

See Withdrawal: Refund Schedule for PBA Graduate & Pharmacy Students section in the PBA Graduate Catalogue for more information.

Student Bills, Refunds of Tuition and Fees

You will pay your bill on your NelNet Campus Commerce account. All one-time or monthly payments will be made here.

Yes! PBA has partnered with NelNet Campus Commerce to offer up to 5-month payment plans. You may enroll in the payment plan of your choice on your NelNet Campus Commerce account. You will need PBA network credentials to access your account. If you have additional questions you may contact the Student Accounts Office at 561-803-2152 or emailing Student_Accounts@pba.edu

Withdrawal Refund Schedule for Tuition:

*NOTE: The student’s last date of attendance (LDA) will be determined by the Registrar’s office based on the latest date of attendance as reported by the student’s professors.  Please note that these refund amounts are only applicable to students who complete a Withdrawal from the University.  Failure to officially withdraw will result in the full cost of tuition being owed to the University, even if the student stopped attending courses.

Last Date of Attendance Tuition Refund
On or Before Census Date Full tuition & fees
One Week after Census Date 75%
Two Weeks after Census Date 50%
Three Weeks after Census Date 25%
Greater than Three Weeks after Census Date No Refund

See the PBA Tuition and Fees Page

Disbursement of financial aid occurs according to federally mandated regulations. Students are expected to receive their refunds approximately 3 to 4 weeks after the end of “Add/Drop” period. If you are enrolled in courses in multiple subterms, the amount of your first refund will be effected by your enrollment. You can view the expected refund dates on your myPBA account .

All student account refunds will be issued via direct deposit to your bank account or a physical check.  If you do not select a payment method, the default option will be a check mailed to the legal home address on file; however, please note that physical checks take longer to process.  The fastest way to receive your funds is to select Direct Deposit.

To select a refunding preference, log into your NelNet Campus Commerce account and click the “Refund” tab

Reporting External Scholarships

Does your hometown have clubs, organizations, community foundations, fire departments, police departments or churches that award scholarships? It never hurts to ask! Many organizations give scholarship money to students from local high schools, and often these opportunities are not advertised.

The Outside Scholarship page on your myPBA account is another avenue that you can use in your search for scholarship opportunities. These options have presented to our office and have been approved by our office for authenticity!

Please note: this option is only available to PBA students as you are required to have valid myPBA login credentials.

Apply with the outside scholarship foundations of your choice! It is important to apply to more than just one scholarship since, after all, the secret to winning is applying!

Once you hear back from the foundations you applied with, your next step is to notify our office that you have been awarded an outside scholarship! Depending on how the outside scholarship funds will be received use the information below to help you proceed:

If you have already received a scholarship check, you can mail it to us, or stop by the Financial Aid Office, so it can be applied to your account. Please mail all scholarship letters and checks to the following address:

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Financial Aid Office

Attn: Mariah Welch

P.O. Box 24708

West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708

If your scholarship funds will not arrive before payment is due, please provide us a letter from the scholarship organization stating the amount they will be sending and how the scholarship should be split. If this is not specified in the letter provided, the scholarship will automatically be split between the Fall and Spring semesters.

Frequently Asked Questions About my Loans

You will accept your loans through myPBA under Financials.  After accepting your loans make sure that you have completed mandatory Entrance Counseling and signed your MPN (Master Promissory Note) on the studentaid.gov website to complete the process.

In order for the loans to show as anticipated aid on your billing statement, you should accept your aid by the week of June 14th.  To avoid late fees accept your loans before the billing due date.  Once you accept your loans, myPBA can see that you have anticipated aid and that aid is forthcoming.

Once you accept your loans, myPBA can see you have anticipated aid and your billing statement will calculate the amount you need to pay.  If you have accepted enough to cover your bill then you will not have to pay.  myPBA will send bills for the fall term the week of June 21st with a due date of the first business day in August.  For the complete billing schedule, visit PBA’s Financial Website.

Many students do not know what their budget will be at the time loans are accepted.  If you are unsure, we recommend you take out the full amount of loan you have been offered. Students have up to 120 days from the date the loan is disbursed to return unneeded funds. There is no interest accrual or penalty if returned within the 120 days.  Once you select accept, you may also decrease the amount yourself if you would like to borrow less.  Keep in mind the total of your loans will disburse over the number of semesters in your academic year.

Email the Financial Aid office indicating the amount you would like to return.

Once the loan has been adjusted, you will see the balance due on your myPBA tab-account activity.  You can make an e-check payment via the myPBA site.

Sign into your Direct Loan account at https://studentaid.gov/ .


ARC Standard A1.02k
The sponsoring institution is responsible for defining, publishing, making readily available and consistently applying to students, its policies and procedures for refunds of tuition and fees.

ARC Standard A3.12f Costs Related to the Program
The program must define, publish and make readily available to enrolled and prospective students general program information to include all required curricular components including estimates of all costs (tuition, fees, etc.) related to the program.