Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Cost of Attendance (COA) is the estimated amount it will cost to attend Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Figures include tuition, fees, books, supplies and reasonable costs for living expenses.



Estimated Cost of Attendance

  1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year
(one summer term)
Tuition and Fees1
Tuition $47,648 $38,300 $8,807 $94,755
School Fee $750 $750 $188 $1,688
Sara Somers Rupert Student Society Fee
(AAPA Membership & Student Events)
$200  -  - $200
Books, Supplies, and Equipment
Books & Supplies $1,320 $400 $133 $1,853
Instruments & Equipment $1,680 - - $1,680
Totals $51,598 $39,450 $9,128 $100,176
Living Expenses2
Living Expenses $28,440 $29,700 $7,258  
Students are charged tuition and school fees each term. Tuition rates generally increase by three percent (3%) each year. If students are paying any portion of their tuition out-of-pocket, they must make payment directly to the PCOM Bursar Office by each term's tuition due dates.
Living expenses include reasonable costs for room (rent, utilities), board (food, groceries, necessities), school-related transportation (car insurance, gasoline, public transit), health insurance, personal expenses and student loan fees.
When student loan and scholarship payments disburse to PCOM, they first pay toward a student's tuition and fee charges. Students then receive any remaining funds as “refunds” to help them meet their personal living expenses. View Disbursements and Refunds for more detailed information.