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Budget for Doctor of Optometry (OD)

 

•  All budgets are subject to change

• The budget is for the student and educational expenses during the period of enrollment only.

 

2017/2018

Doctor Of Optometry

 First Year

11 Months

 Second  Year

12 Months

 Third Year

11 Months

  Fourth Year

12 Months

         
Tuition & Fees        
Tuition $38,470.00 $38,470.00 $38,470.00 $38,470.00
Student Body Fees  $40.00  $40.00  $40.00  $40.00
Graduation Fees  N/A  N/A  N/A  $350.00
Total Fees $38,510.00 $38,510.00  $38,510.00  $38,860.00
Budget Items/Estimated Costs        
Books & Supplies  $5,156.00 $7,883.00  $510.00  $169.00
Living Expenses (R&B/Personal)  $19,320.00 $21,077.00  $19,320.00  $21,077.00
Transportation  $3,076.00 $3,375.00  $4,815.00  $7,865.00
Boards  N/A  N/A  $725.00  $1,700.00
Background Check & Finger Printing  $65.00  N/A  N/A  N/A
 Total Budget Components

 $27,617.00

 $32,335.00  $25,370.00  $30,811.00
Loan Fees        
Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan Fees  $480.00 $504.00 $480.00 $504.00
Grad PLUS Loan Fees  $926.00 $1,034.00 $830.00 $984.00
 Total Loan Fees  $1,406.00 $1,538.00  $1,310.00 $1,488.00
         
Total Budget  $67,533.00 $72,383.00 $65,190.00 $71,159.00
         

The average indebtedness for the WesternU Doctor of Optometry program for the last 4 years:

2013 Graduates $176,741                                                                                                                  
2014  Graduates $191,404 
2015  Graduates $190,575 
2016 Graduates $204,689 

 This was based on graduates that had WesternU debt.

The Optometry program has two disbursements per academic year.  One in the fall before school starts and one in the spring.  Please go to Ban Web for your actual disbursement date information for your program.

 

To see a sample of what your loan repayment schedule may look like, please visit the Federal Student Aid Repayment Estimator Calculator.