The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), 12000 Findley Road, Suite 150, Johns Creek, GA 30079 accredits physician Assistant programs in the United States.
Christian Brothers University has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). CBU anticipates matriculating its next class in 2018 for the new program, pending achieving Accreditation – Provisional status at the September 2017 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
Educational expenses and other associated costs to attend the PA program are listed below.
|Tuition & University Fees Per Semester*
|PA Program Fees Per Semester
|Anatomy lab fee
|Module lab fee
|Clinical skills & simulation fee
|Clinical and lab practicum fee
|Board review fee
|Total program fees per semester:
*There will be an additional cost of $80 in University fees the last semester.
**There are eight (8) semesters in the program.
|Estimated Additional Costs
Associated with the Physician Assistant Studies Program
|Initial background check, child abuse and medical clearance, drug screening (one-time fee)
|Seat deposit (applied towards tuition; refundable if program does not earn accreditation, otherwise nonrefundable)
|Health insurance (annual)
|Books (entire program)
|Personal costs (annual - room, board, transportation, etc.)
|Medical equipment (one time)
The University will cover these expenses:
- Liability Insurance
- Housing if a rotation set up by the program is greater than 100 miles from campus
The Financial Aid Office is located in Barry Hall, Room 21 (lower level). For financial aid information, contact them at (901) 321-3305 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Financial aid information can also be found in the CBU Catalog on pages 20-25.
Tuition and Fees Refunds
Should the program not gain accreditation, the class anticipated to matriculate in January 2018 will receive a full refund of any deposit, fee, or tuition payment paid to Christian Brothers University; otherwise, the PA Program will follow the university’s policies and procedures for refunds of tuition and fees. University refund policies and procedures can be found in The Compass on pages 73-75. University refund information can also be found throughout the Expenses and Financial Aid section in the CBU Catalog on pages 20-25.
PA Resources and Links
NCCPA • AAPA • PAEA • TAPA • ARC-PA • CASPA • Pi Alpha