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Cost & Aid

Overview of MBKU Financial Aid

Marshall B. Ketchum University is a private, non-profit, independent, educational institution. 
 
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).

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 a typical financial aid package for a first-year PA student. 

Loan Program Maximum Eligibility Amount *
Direct Unsubsidized $20,500
Graduate PLUS $45,750

* Typical financial aid package for first-year PA student 2020-2021

FAFSA: How to Apply 

Step 1: Submit the 2020-2021 FAFSA at www.studentaid.gov  School Code:001230

Step 2: View your program's 2020-2021 Financial Aid Budget in Financial Aid Forms & Documents. Use this document to decide how much student loan funding you may need to borrow to meet your expenses. 

Step 3: We will email you once your Financial Aid Package is ready. This email will list the aid you qualify for and the instructions to accept your aid. 

If you have any questions we're here to help! Email us at financialaid@ketchum.edu.

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 $50,985
Annual Student Association Fee $153
Parking Fee Primary Lot A:
$300/annually
Equipment and Materials Fee $255/quarter
Books $2,742
Clinic Fee $500/quarter

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 $175
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 FinancialAid@ketchum.edu or visit the office: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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