Budget for Doctor of Optometry (OD)

  2022/2023

•  All budgets are estimated costs and subject to change

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

 

2022/2023

Doctor Of Optometry

 First Year

12 Months

 Second  Year

12 Months

 Third Year

10 Months

  Fourth Year

12 Months

         
Tuition & Fees        
Tuition 42,580 42,580 42,580 42,580
Student Body Fees  40  40  40  20
Graduation Fees   N/A  N/A  N/A  350
SEP/First Year Optometry Kit (cost is subject to change) 2,894 N/A N/A N/A
AOSA Membership Fee 55 55 55 55
Top Hat 24 24 24 N/A
Vital Source (cost is subject to change) 1,572 395 N/A N/A
Livescan Finger Printing 95 N/A N/A N/A
N95 Respiratory Fit Testing 30 30 30 N/A
CPR N/A 70 N/A N/A
Total Fees 47,290 43,194 42,729 43,005
Budget Items/Estimated Costs        
Living Expenses (R&B/Personal)  24,195 24,195  20,163 24,195
Diagnostic Kit (1st year) 1,282 N/A N/A N/A
Lenses & Foreign Body Removal Kit (2nd year) N/A 2,341 N/A N/A
BIO Optometry Kit (2nd year) N/A 2,575 N/A N/A
Transportation  5,800 5,800  4,630 8,524
Boards (Part I, Part II ) (part I 3rd yr, part II 4th yr)  N/A  N/A  985  985
Boards (Part III) (4th year) N/A N/A N/A 985
Background Check   65  N/A  N/A  N/A
 Total Budget Components

31,342

34,911 25,778 34,689
Loan Fees        
Direct Unsubsidized Loan Fees 499 499 452 499
Grad PLUS Loan Fees  1,351 1,329 1,109 1,312
 Total Loan Fees 1,850 1,828 1,561 1,811
         
Total Budget 80,482 79,933 70,068 79,505
         

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

2018 Graduates $223,830
2019 Graduates $235,243
2020 Graduates $237,307
2021 Graduates $242,781

 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 Student YOU Portal 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.