Financial Aid

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.



Doctor Of Optometry

 First Year

10 Months

 Second  Year

12 Months

 Third Year

10 Months

  Fourth Year

12 Months

Tuition & Fees    
Student Body Fees $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00
Graduation Fees N/A N/A N/A $350.00
Total Fees$37,350.00$37,350.00 $37,350.00 $37,700.00
Budget Items/Estimated Costs    
Books & Supplies $5,156.00$7,883.00 $510.00 $169.00
Living Expenses (R&B/Personal) $17,203.00$20,643.00 $17,203.00 $20,643.00
Transportation $2,835.00$3,375.00 $4,644.00 $8,424.00
Boards N/A N/A $650.00 $1,500.00
Background Check & Finger Printing $65.00 N/A N/A N/A
 Total Budget Components $25,259.00 $31,901.00 $23,007.00 $30,736.00
Loan Fees    
Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan Fees $456.00$504.00$456.00$504.00
Grad PLUS Loan Fees $869.00$965.00$773.00$930.00
 Total Loan Fees $1,325.00$1,469.00 $1,229.00$1,434.00
Total Budget $63,934.00$70,720.00$61,586.00$69,870.00


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.


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