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Tuition, Financial Aid and Expenses

Academic Year 2019-20, Class of 2022

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Resident Tuition is $54,969 for the full 3 year program

Nonresident Tuition
is $119,016 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 $76,318 for the full 3 year program for out-of-state students who are granted residency status after their first year.

* See the School of Medicine Cost of Attendance table below for details on tuition for the Class of 2021 and 2020.

Download CHA/PA tuition, fees and expenses for the CHA/PA Program

CHA/PA tuition by year can be found by selecting the Physician Assistant Program on the School of Medicine Cost of Attendance table. The Physician Assistant program tuition appears in two different tables - one table for residents and one for non-residents.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus policy on refunds of tuition and fees.


Colorado Residency

Residency requirements are set by the Colorado legislature. Requirements for residency tuition are available at the Registrar'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.


Contact 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 webpage for information on program, regional, and national scholarship and loan repayment opportunities.