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Program Costs

Cost of Attendance is an estimate of the total expenses for a student attending Kansas State University for a given enrollment period and is used to calculate financial aid eligibility. Please note, all tuition and fees should be considered as estimates and are current at the time of publication.  Tuition and Fees are subject to change without prior notification.

Resident Program costs

2021-2023TuitionFeesTransportationBooks & SuppliesRoom & BoardMiscLoan FeesTotal
1st Year$26,722$3,015$2,530$1,500$9,402$2,696$150$46,015
2nd Year$15,516$2,015$3,530$500$9,402$3,000$150$34,113
3rd Year$3,410$770$1,200$300$9,402$1,500$150$10,432

Non-Resident Program costs

2021-2023TuitionFeesTransportationBooks & SuppliesRoom & BoardMiscLoan FeesTotal
1st Year$60,450$3,015$2,530$1,500$9,402$2,696$150$46,015
2nd Year$35,100$2,015$3,530$500$9,402$3,000$150$34,113
3rd Year$9,750$770$1,200$300$9,402$1,500$150$10,432

Additional Expenses

Please note that the additional expenses (purple shaded areas) are not charged by the University, and will vary from student to student. Students completing clinical experiences out of the State of Kansas may incur additional travel and housing expenses based on location.

It is imperative that students understand that they will be responsible for all of the expenses associated with travel, housing, meals, etc., for the entire clinical year. Federal aid recipients may use their financial aid to cover any expenses, associated with travel, transportation, living, as well as other miscellaneous expenses encountered during clinical rotations. The K-State PA program will not be responsible for expenses incurred by the student during clinical rotations. Please be sure to include this in your budget plans as you start the program! Rotations may be scheduled at any qualified location with an available clinical site.

Students who choose to live in a K-State residence hall will be charged accordingly. Visit Student Guide to Help and Resources: One Stop Shop to learn more about on-campus, and off-campus housing options.

Kansas State University Tuition Refund Policy

The following table applies to students who completely withdraw from a term and to the reduction in tuition and fees for students who reduce their enrollment. Percentages and days are illustrated for full-term courses. Refunds for courses of less than a full term will be pro-rated based on the number of days in the course. Each course will be refunded separately from any other courses. If any refund percentage period ends on a weekend or university holiday, the percentage period will be extended to the next school day.

Time of WithdrawalRefund Percentage*
Through 21st calendar day100%
22nd through 28th calendar day50%
After 28th calendar dayno refund

Refunds will not be made until sufficient time has elapsed to ensure that fee payment checks have been honored by the bank, usually 15 business days after the student pays. Refunds generated entirely from dropped courses will not be issued during the first 20 days of course. Students who completely withdraw from a term lose access to all campus student services as of the date of withdrawal.

Federal regulations may require students attending the university who receive federal forms of financial assistance under Title IV, and completely withdraw from the university, to be subject to a “return of Title IV aid” calculation which is different from the above refund percentages. Contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance, 104 Fairchild Hall, (785) 532-6420 for details.

For more information regarding the billing, payment, and tuition refund process funds please contact:

Cashiers and Student Accounts
211 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506

Student Refunds

A student refund is the excess financial aid and/or payment you can receive after aid has been disbursed, and your outstanding balance for tuition and fees have been paid. 


Any refund that is a result of an overpayment by non-certified funds (personal check, etc.), will be held for 15 business days before the refund is processed. Refunds that are a result of dropped classes will not be processed until after the 20th day of classes. 

Student Health Insurance Plan

The university offers an optional Group Health Insurance Plan for students. The plan offers group rates and encourages the use of the campus Lafene Health Center. Brochures explaining the policy are mailed to pre-enrolled students over the summer and are also available at the student health insurance office in the ground floor of the Student Union and at Lafene Health Center. Contact 785-532-6546.

Financial Aid

A variety of financial aid is available to K-State graduate students. To speak with a financial aid counselor, contact K-State Office of Student Financial Assistance at 785-532-6420 or finaid@K-State.edu.

Loans are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have successfully applied for financial assistance using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA should be completed well in advance of each academic year for which you are seeking financial assistance.

Billing, Payment and Tuition Refund Process

See Billing and Payment Information for information regarding billing and payment information.

Application Fees

  • For each application cycle prospective candidates must pay or obtain a waiver for the CASPA application fee and the program designation fee. These fees and policies regarding payment and refunds are set by CASPA. Additional information is available on the CASPA website or by calling 617-612-2080.
  • K-State PA Program Supplemental Application fee - $75.
  • K-State Graduate School application fee – visit the Graduate School website for more information on application fee, based on admission category.

Enrollment Deposit

All applicants accepted into the program will be charged a $1000 nonrefundable deposit to hold their seat. This money will be applied toward their first semester tuition upon matriculation.

*The non-refundable deposit to hold a student’s seat in the matriculating class, originally credited to tuition, will not be included in the refund calculation.

Scholarship Opportunities

The following information is related to outside scholarship opportunities for Physician Assistant students.  We encourage you to reach out to present or future employers for potential employee benefit opportunities available to you as a present or future employee.

American Academy of Physician Assistant (AAPA) 
Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology
Certified Medical Educators PA Student Scholarship
Veterans Caucus of AAPA
USA Jobs-Veteran Affairs Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP) Physician Assistant
Indian Health Service
National Guard
National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program