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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 the financial services and advice that will help students best meet the educational expenses necessary to achieve their career goal of becoming outstanding pharmacists.

For further assistance, please email 

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

Most available financial aid comes in the form of loans, and often students borrow from more than one source to cover their needs. Students who apply for financial aid will be offered loan eligibility sufficient to cover the entire cost of attendance budget.

STEP 1: Submit your FAFSA by March 1st at

STEP 2: Receive your Financial Aid Package Notification via email -- beginning in April. Your personal Financial Aid Package includes all instructions for accepting your aid. 

STEP 3: Complete Required Documents. You can view your document status on the Financial Aid tab of the Portal under Financial Aid Document Tracking.

Fee Cost
Annual Tuition $57,310
Annual Student Association Fee $70
Class Fee $45

Additional Fees

Fee Cost
Matriculation Fee1 $1,500
Late Payment of Tuition Fee $50
Audit per unit $100
Clinical Fee Cost
1st Year $740
2nd Year $640
3rd Year $640
4th Year $732
Board Fee Cost
3rd Year $699
4th Year $630


1 Paid upon acceptance and credited to Fall Quarter tuition upon matriculation.

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.

The estimated monthly living expenses provided below vary significantly depending on the student's situation and represent a typical cost of living one can expect in Southern California. For example, some of our students live at home and don’t pay rent, but commute and spend money on gas or transportation. Since MBKU is located in a safe residential area, many students live near campus and walk to class, therefore paying rent but having low transportation costs. Students may also choose to share a room or carpool to further reduce the estimated expenses. 

Expenses Cost
Housing/Food $2,150/ mo
Personal Expenses $500/ mo
Transportation $500/ mo
Healthcare* Varies

* Healthcare insurance is required by the state of California. MBKU does not provide insurance plans, allowing students to select whichever option best suits their needs and budget. All students have access to primary care at Ketchum Health Family Medicine located at Ketchum Health.

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 WICHE students obtaining military or other federal scholarships are required to reimburse WICHE.