Financial Planning

Physician Assistant Studies

School Code: 002568

PA school is a significant financial investment for students and their families. It is important that you be prepared to take on the responsibility to meet financial obligations while attending and after you graduate PA school. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's Financial Aid department can educate, inform and assist you in financial planning and managing student debt. You are encouraged to read all the information provided and contact the Assistant Director of Financial Aid for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine if you have additional questions.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine works with the University of Nevada, Reno's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships on providing scholarship and financial assistance. A FAFSA must be filled out in order to receive assistance. Financial aid is any source of funds available to assist students in paying for the costs of a college education. If you think you will need assistance beyond your own financial resources, you are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Whatever your situation, you can be sure that you will be treated fairly and equitably with respect to students in similar financial circumstances as your own.

Most financial aid is based on demonstrated financial need and requires the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal and state grants, loans, and work-study are all need-based programs.

**GI Bill® benefits are not approved for this program**

PLEASE note that this program is not approved for GI Bill® education benefits. The program cannot apply for approval until after March 2018. This is very important to the program since our mission—in part—is focused on veterans and military medical experience. We will continue to update this information as the process evolves.

Military and prior military students who are determining eligibility of their VA Education Benefits can follow this link for the most up-to-date information.

For information about VA Education Benefits with University of Nevada, Reno, please contact the Veteran Service Office: (775) 682-5929 or

Grant-In-Aid Restrictions

The UNR Med PA Studies Program is not eligible for the Grant-In-Aid benefit.


Please note that due to changes in federal regulations, the Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is not allowed to offer recommendations on any lending program. However, we recognize that students need resources for such types of loans. We provided the links below to independent websites that offer a current listing of all private alternative loans. Students are encouraged to use the resources on that site to research terms and criteria for various loan programs and make an informed choice.

For more information, contact: Leonard Walker, Assistant Director, Student Financial Services, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.