Tuition is charged each term of enrollment for spring, summer, and fall terms. There is no tuition difference for in-state and out-of-state residents. The total cost of the program is $98,178. Tuition costs do not include textbooks or any additional costs associated with this program. The tuition is determined each year. Please recognize that the following information is provided solely as an estimate to aid your financial planning and all cost are subject to change.

Physician Assistant Program Tuition and Fees

Physician Assistant Program Tuition and FeesPer Semester
Fees$ 433.00
Enrollment Deposit Fee***$1,000.00
PA Assessment Fee (Each Semester)$500.00
PA Lab Fee (Semester 1-3)$158.00
Identification Card (Each Semester)$10.00
Yearbook Fee (Fall Semester Only)$25.00
Student Health Insurance (annual rate - subject to change)$1,575.00
Student Activity Fee$125.00

*** $1,000 non-refundable enrollment deposit fee, applied to tuition

*** All students are required to have health insurance. A Health Information Form must be submitted to the Health Center. Insurance costs vary according to the plans attached.

Additional Required Fees and Expenses

These additional required fees and expenses are estimated and should help the student budget for expenses that will be required for a successful matriculation in the program.

Other Student Costs
Medical Equipment$1,000.00 (total for the program)
Vaccinations and Lab Titers$500.00 (total for the program
Criminal background check, child abuse registry, and drug screening$200.00 (total for the program)
PA Program Uniforms$200.00 (total for the program)
Laptop Computer$1,000.00 to $1,500 (one-time purchase)
American Academy of Physician Assistants membership$75.00 (for 2 years)
Louisiana Academy of Physician Assistants membership$25.00 (for the length of the program)
NCCPA PANCE Entry Level Board Examination$425.00

Graduation Fees
Graduation Fee (Pharmacy, Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies,
Doctor of Education, and Master of Public Health)
Graduation (In Absentia) Fee (Additional)$32.00

Personal Student Expenses
Transportation (automobile expenses/travel for clinical rotation)$2,800 (per year)
Living Expenses (housing, meals, incidentals)$9,430.00 (per year)

Financial Aid

Xavier University of Louisiana has traditionally offered the opportunity of a college education to academically qualified students, regardless of the financial resources of the student or the student’s family. Although Xavier University of Louisiana feels that the student and family have the responsibility to contribute to the cost of a college education, the University is prepared to provide financial assistance. In fact, over 75% of the students attending Xavier University of Louisiana receive some type of financial assistance.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

All students must apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Form to determine their eligibility for aid (including all loans). Financial aid applications may be obtained online at Electronic applications must be completed by the student and his/her parents.

Note: Student and Parent must create an FSA ID at to electronically sign their FAFSA application.

Refunds Tuition and Fees (Accreditation Standard A3.14g) 

Refunds are available to students who have withdrawn officially from the University. The withdrawal date is determined by the appropriate University Official in the Fiscal Office. 

Please visit the following university page for more information at 

Two refund methods are used: the Xavier University Institutional Policy and the Federal Government Refund Policy.

If Student WithdrawsXU Policy
Before classes begin100%
Within week 175%
Within week 250%
Within week 350%
Within week 450%
After week 40%

For those students who have registered at the University with the assistance of Federal Financial Aid, the following policy applies:

Tuition and some fees are credited to the students’ accounts based on the percentage of the enrollment period completed (up to 60%). The percentage to be credited is determined by dividing the number of days remaining in the enrollment period by the number of days in the enrollment period.

The above annual costs are calculated for three (3) semesters. Please be aware, the award letters sent from the Office of Financial Aid will include the costs for two (2) semesters.

 ** Full-time students who do not provide proof of alternate coverage will be enrolled in the Xavier University Student Health Insurance Plan and billed automatically.

Students accepted into and enrolled in the Xavier University of Louisiana Physician Assistant Program who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are eligible to apply for financial aid through the Federal Stafford Loan program. For more information, contact the financial aid officer in the Xavier Student Financial Office.


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