Financial Aid is awarded by the US government. The MBKU Financial Aid Office acts as the liaison between the government and the student to make sure that the funds awarded are available to the student to pay for the cost of attending optometry school. Below you’ll find the step-by-step process, including deadlines, for how the borrowing process works for students who have been admitted to our program.
Step 1: Submit a FAFSA at www.studentaid.gov (School Code: 001230)
Step 2: View your program's estimated cost of attendance (see below) to decide how much student loan funding you may need to borrow to meet your expenses. This budget includes tuition, fees, books, and supplies, plus an allowance for nominal living expenses.
Step 3: In the Spring the MBKU Financial Aid Office will send an email notification once your Financial Aid Package is ready. This email will list the amount of aid you qualify for and the instructions on how to accept the aid.
Step 4: Once you are officially enrolled in your program, you will have access to your online MBKU Student Account. Most transactions are automatically processed without action required on the student’s part. Your Student Account serves as a record of all student charges such as tuition, fees, equipment, manuals, and other items associated with a student's education as well as corresponding payments and credits. If you ever have any questions or concerns about your account, our student accounts representatives are happy to take your emails, calls, or walk-in questions.
Still have questions about how Financial Aid works? We're here to help! Email us at FinancialAid@ketchum.edu.