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Cost & Aid

Overview of MBKU Financial Aid

Marshall B. Ketchum University is a private, non-profit, independent, educational institution that does not seek, nor receive any direct government funding for its operations. Tuition and fees, however, cover less than half of the total operating expenses of the University. 
 
The balance of operating expenses is covered by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, as well as endowment income, investment income, and income derived from University clinics.
 
The Office of Financial Aid provides financial services and advice that will help our students best meet the educational expenses necessary to achieve their career goal of becoming outstanding Physician Assistants (PAs).

How Financial Need Is Determined

When you apply for financial aid, your FAFSA form is analyzed, along with supporting data you have submitted to determine the amount you and your family could contribute toward your educational expenses. Factors taken into consideration include income, number of family members, number of family members in college, and assets.

The MBKU SPAS Standard Budget includes tuition, fees, books, and supplies, plus a modest budget for living expenses. This budget, minus your expected family contribution and all outside resources, will equal your calculated "need."

Sources of Financial Aid

Most available financial aid comes in the form of loans. The following chart shows the percentage of students receiving funds from the major loan programs and the average amount awarded.

Loan Program Percent Receiving Average Amount
Direct Unsubsidized 88% $20,193
Graduate PLUS 72% $29,358

FAFSA: How to Apply and Deadline Dates

Financial aid forms are available in February with a late April deadline date to submit forms.

MBKU requires only student data on the FAFSA form. A form from the prior year is used.

MBKU Title IV Code Numbers for FAFSA: 001230

MBKU CSS Profile Code: 4392

Visit FAFSA Website   

WICHE and Contract Students

The University is a participant in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Student Exchange Program. Applicants from the participating states (Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming) are encouraged to contact the Certifying Officer in their home state for information on applying for certification. In most cases, the deadline for certification application is October 15, of the year preceding admission; however, some state deadlines and requirements may vary. 
 
For more information or questions, email info-sep@wiche.edu. WICHE students obtaining military or other federal scholarships are required to reimburse WICHE. 

Cost of Attending SPAS

Fee Cost
Annual Tuition $47,136
Annual Student Association Fee $153
Parking Fee Primary Lot A:
$60/qtr
Equipment and Materials Fee $245/quarter
Books $2,742

For a more detailed breakdown of the Cost of Attendance for each year, see our SPAS Standard Budget.

Additional Fees

Fee Cost
Secondary Application Fee1 $75
Matriculation Fee2 $1,500
Graduation Fee $150
Transcripts $20
Verification of Graduation/PA Program $20
Late Payment of Tuition Fee $50
Audit per unit $100

1 Payable with the application

2 Paid upon acceptance and credited to Fall Quarter tuition upon enrollment

While the occasion has not previously presented itself, the Board of Trustees of Marshall B. Ketchum University does reserve the right to change the tuition and fees or to establish additional fees for special features or services if deemed necessary.

Contact the Financial Aid Office

For further assistance, please email PAFinancialAid@ketchum.edu or visit the office: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing address:
Marshall B. Ketchum University
Attn: SPAS Financial Aid Office
2575 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831-1615