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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."

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 students 2023-2024

Step 1: Submit the 2024-2025 FAFSA at  School Code:001230

Step 2: View your program's 2024-2025 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

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. 



Fee Cost
Annual Tuition $55,640
Annual Student Association Fee $115
Parking Fee Primary Lot A:
Equipment and Materials Fee

$1,847.34 (1st year)

$957.90 (2nd year)

$60 (3rd year)

Books $300 (most books available as e-book)
Clinic Fee $1,000/quarter
Fee Cost
Secondary Application Fee1 $50
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 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