Tuition, Financial Aid and Expenses

Academic Year 2021-22, Class of 2024

Resident Tuition is $61,179 for the full 3-year program.

Nonresident Tuition is $132,465 for the full 3-year program.

Tuition for Students Granted Residency Status:
Students may petition for residency after their first year living in Colorado. Tuition is $84,941 for the full 3-year program for out-of-state students who are granted residency status after their first year.

Download Estimated Costs of Attendance 2021-22

For details on tuition for the Class of 2023 or the Class of 2022, see the School of Medicine's Cost of Attendance page. Scroll to the "Physician Assistant Students" section, click on the PDF for your graduation year, and consult the appropriate table (resident or non-resident).

For policies on refunds of tuition and fees, see the Billing Basics page on the Bursar's Office website for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Colorado Residency

Residency requirements are set by the Colorado legislature. Requirements for residency tuition are available at the Residency page of the Registar's website. Students starting the program as non-residents may apply for residency tuition for the semester after residency is established.

Financial Aid

Government loans and scholarships are available, but limited. CU Anschutz Financial Aid applications are available to accepted CHA/PA students. CU Anschutz financial aid officers will work with students in need of financial assistance once they are accepted into the program.

For more information on financial aid, see Financial Aid Resources for Physician Assistant Students​ on the website of the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office.


The majority of students finance their education through financial aid. In addition, there are several scholarships available for matriculated students which can help defray the cost of attendance. See our Scholarship Opportunities page for information on program, regional, and national scholarship and loan repayment opportunities.