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NKU Students Receive Medical Exam Reimbursement

MCAT students

June 24, 2019— NKU pre-medical students now have one less obstacle in pursuing a medical career.

The Northern Kentucky Medical Society (NKMS) recently announced that it will reimburse NKU students for a portion of costs associated with Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) fees. The exam totals $315, and NKMS will contribute $100 to each registered student’s fee. 

NKMS has aided NKU students with their MCAT exam costs for the last three years. This year, 26 NKU students received reimbursements. While NKU’s enrollment continues to grow, NKMS remains supportive of student aspirations. 

“This is our third year of providing the partial reimbursement for MCAT fees, and it has been a tremendous success. We had a record number of students from Northern Kentucky University apply for the reimbursement this year. It is exciting to see so many students in our community interested in seeking a career in medicine,” said Dr. Mark A. Boyd, president of the NKMS. “Due to the overwhelming success of this program, we decided to continue the reimbursement next year. It is our pleasure to help offset part of the cost of the MCAT fees for these students.”

To learn more about the NKMS, contact their office at (859) 496-6567 or visit

About NKMS: The mission of the Northern Kentucky Medical Society is to bring together the physicians of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties by providing the professional and social networking base that promotes advocacy, leadership and service in the practice of medicine.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit