I hesitated when posting this because informing people of schools lowers my chances of getting in ha, but I believe that a helping hand from a stranger can make a difference. I've definitely had strangers help me when they didn't have to so here it goes. I am applying to PA school this year and my GPA is sitting in the low 3.0 area as well. I have a master’s degree in public health and a few hundred hours of HCE. I'm only 24 so I have not had a lot of time to work due to school. The list below are the schools that I applied to and I have also listed there GPA requirement and deadlines. All of them have a GPA requirement of 3.0 or less. This is great for people like us who may want to apply to schools a little less competitive GPA wise. These schools tend to care more about the person as a whole rather than just numbers on a page. I'm assuming you have a family so moving may not be a realistic option, but I thought I'd mention them anyways. I live in Arkansas so all these schools that I applied to are in the South.
(Does not use CASPA) Christian Brothers University, Memphis TN - 2.8 overall GPA. Application deadline July 1st 2014.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock - Recommended 3.0 overall GPA, and recommended prerequisite GPA 3.0. Application deadline December 1st 2014
LSU Shreveport - 2.9 overall GPA. Application deadline October 1st 2014
Oklahoma Tulsa - 2.75 GPA and 2.75 prerequisite GPA. Application deadline October 1st.
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis - 2.75 overall and prerequisite GPA. Application deadline September 1st 2014.
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth - 2.85 overall GPA. Application deadline November 1st 2014
Baylor- 3.0 overall GPA. Application deadline September 1st 2014
(Does not use CASPA) Oklahoma City - 2.75 overall GPA. Application deadline October 1st.
Please note that these are overall GPA's not science GPA'S. Also, Harding University in Searcy Arkansas is another good choice. They are a church of Christ school and I hear that they care more about the whole person than just the GPA. These are all schools worth looking into if you're ok with living in the South.