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Pre-PA Students PAEA offers you CASPA Fee Assistance

Posted about 1 month ago by Paola Gonzalez

The CASPA cycle opens on the last Thursday in April and concludes on April 1 of the following year.

The Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) is the only national organization representing PA educational programs.

A core belief of PAEA is that an applicant’s finances should not be a barrier to applying to a PA program. Each cycle, PAEA provides a limited number of fee waivers to qualified applicants. The fee waivers are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

To qualify you must have either filed a federal income tax return or been listed as a dependent on a filed federal income tax return with an adjusted gross income that falls 200% below the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines.

PAEA is providing $325 dollars that could potentially cover up to two program applications. If you wish to redeem the total amount of the fee waiver, you must submit your application to two programs at the same time by clicking submit all; otherwise you'll forfeit any remaining balance. 

To apply, once in your application, click on your name in the upper right corner of the app, then select Fee Assistance Program. Enter AGI, current number of members in household and upload the federal income tax form. Notification can take up to 10 business days. While waiting you can't submit your applications but you can still work on them.

Additionally to help remove one area of potential bias, PA programs will no longer be able to see if you've applied for or been granted a fee waiver.

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
REFER TO THE CASPA APPLICANT HELP CENTER OR
CONTACT CASPA CUSTOMER SERVICE:
CASPAINFO@CASPAONLINEORG OR (617) 612-2080

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