Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) Tuition and Aid

Here you will find tuition and fees, as well as options and opportunities to pay for your graduate education. 

2024-2025 Tuition and Fees

The tuition and fee rates for the 2024-2025 academic year are outlined below. If your program is longer than one academic year, your tuition and fee rates in future years may increase. 

The MSPAS Program runs for seven consecutive semesters beginning in the Fall semester. Financial Aid is awarded two semesters at a time. The following table is a breakdown of direct costs by Financial Aid Award Year.

For questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid. Also, review our financial aid and business services policies.

CostAward Year 1Award Year 2Award Year 3Award Year 4Program Total
SemestersFall '23
Spring '24
Summer '24
Fall '24
Spring '25
Summer '25
Fall '257 Semesters
# of Units*35262615102 units
Tuition per unit**$1,255$1,255$1,255$1,255 
Estimated Tuition**$43,925$32,630$32,630$18,825$128,010
Campus Fees**$520$520$520$260$1,820
Graduate Activities Fee$174$87$87$87$435

*The number of units taken each semester may change in future award years.

**Tuition and Campus Fees are determined annually by the Dominican University of California Board of Trustees. Amounts are representative of the 2024-2025 academic year. Campus Fees include Campus Comprehensive Fee and Technology Fee.

Direct and Indirect Costs


Award YearEst. Direct CostUnsubsidized LoanRemaining Cost
Year 1$44,619$20,500$24,119
Year 2$33,237$20,500$12,737
Year 3$33,237$20,500$12,737
Year 4$19,172$19,172$0


Indirect ExpensePer Award YearProgram Total
Books and Supplies (including laptop)$1,971$6,899
Misc. required health clearance tests dependent upon insurance coveragen/a$0-200
Anticipated Clinical Years Costs
— Local and non-local clinical site costs
n/a$3,000 - $5,000
Anticipated Clinical Years Costs
— Medical Equipment (includes two lab coats) 

Financial Aid: Scholarships, Grants, Loans and Work-Study

There are many ways to afford a graduate education. Here are just a few.

Scholarships and grants are types of aid that do not have to be repaid and that can help to directly reduce your tuition expenses. View applicable scholarships on our Graduate Scholarships and Grants page.

Financial awards may change at any time without notice. It is the student's responsibility to check information at for the most current award levels. Last Updated: May 16, 2024

Federal loans are available to help graduate students meet the cost of attending Dominican. Most graduate students are eligible for up to $20,500 each award year in Unsubsidized Stafford Loans. Additional federal and private loans are available if needed.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a FAFSA and a Dominican Financial Aid Application. Federal loans will be included in your financial aid award. 

Learn about what types of loans are available on the Graduate Loans page.

Work-Study is an optional form of self-help aid that allows students to apply for on-campus employment (or off-campus work with one of our community service partners) to earn extra money toward their college expenses. 

How to Apply

To be considered for Federal Work-Study, submit a FAFSA and contact the Office of Financial Aid. To learn about other opportunities, visit our Work-Study page.