Tuition and Fees / Refunds

Tuition and Fees / Refunds

The tuition for the first three years of the 5 year BS/MS program can be found here.

The tuition charge for students entering the professional phase of the Physician Assistant Program in Fall 2014 is $37,500 for the 2014-2015 didactic year, and $37,500 for the 2015-2016 clinical year. The tuition charge for students entering the Physician Assistant Program in Fall 2013 is $36,180 for the 2013-2014 didactic year, and $36,180 for the 2014-2015 clinical year. Additional fees for the professional phase of the program:

Fees billed with tuition:

FALL semester first year professional phase general tuition:
PA equipment $987.00

Lab fee $365.00

IT fee $100.00

SPRING semester first year professional phase
general tuition only

SUMMER semester first year professional phase
general tuition

background check/drug screen fee: $150

FALL semester 2nd year professional phase
general tuition
lab fee $125.00

SPRING semester 2nd year professional phase
general tuition only

SUMMER semester 2nd year professional phase
general tuition
graduation fee $170.00

Estimated costs/fees that are NOT billed with tuition:
Laptop computer (1st year) $1500
Books (1st year) $1150
Books (2nd year) $600.00
ACLS (1st year summer) $190.00
Housing cost for didactic phase of the program and clinical local rotations vary depending on arrangements made by the students
Housing/meals/parking on away rotations (2nd year) $3000.00
Background checks required in addtion to those covered by the Program for specific rotations $100.00 - First year Program checks will be included in your deposit, second year checks will be added as a fee to your summer tuition- see above
Physicals/bloodwork/titers/drug screens *^ $100-500 ^ required yearly drug screens will be included in your intial program deposit and in the background check fees for the summer semester- see above

*not covered by insurance (1st and 2nd year)
^ must do it every 12 months

Withdrawal from College

Since every college has many expenses of a continuing nature associated with each student’s attendance, it is understood the student is registered for the entire semester and responsible for tuition and fees incurred. However, if a student withdraws from the College before the dates listed below, he/she will receive a tuition refund according to the schedule listed. The last day of class attendance, as indicated on the completed exit interview with the Center for Academic Advisement, is considered as the official date of withdrawal in all instances.

Students enrolled in off-campus programs through King’s College (i.e. Medical Technology, affiliated Study Abroad) will be subject to the withdrawal refund policy of the host institution.

Fall Semester: (August 25 start date)
Withdrawal from the College on or before August 29, 2014: 100%
Withdrawal from the College on or before September 12, 2014: 80%
Withdrawal from the College on or before September 26, 2014: 65%
Withdrawal from the College on or before October 10, 2014: 50%
No refund is made after seven weeks.

Spring Semester: (January 12 start date)
Withdrawal from the College on or before January 16, 2015: 100%
Withdrawal from the College on or before January 30, 2015: 80%
Withdrawal from the College on or before February 13, 2015: 65%
Withdrawal from the College on or before February 27, 2015: 50%
No refund is made after seven weeks.

Summer Semester: (May 18 start date)
Withdrawal from the College on or before May 22, 2015: 100%
Withdrawal from the College on or before June 5, 2015: 80%
Withdrawal from the College on or before June 19, 2015: 65%
Withdrawal from the College on or before July 3, 2015: 50%
No refund is made after seven weeks.

Rooms in the student residence halls are rented for the semester and there is no refund of room charges in case of withdrawal after classes have commenced. Refund of board fees is determined on a pro-rata basis throughout the semester.

With the exception of tuition and board, no refund is made on any other fees after classes have commenced.

The College endeavors to treat all students fairly and consistently in all cases of refunds; however, it is recognized that in rare instances individual circumstances may warrant exceptions from published policy. In these cases, the parent or student should write to the Vice President for Business Affairs, 133 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711, detailing the reasons why special consideration should be given in their case. Appeals must be made in a timely manner.

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