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Budget for Doctor of Optometry (OD)

   2020/2021

•  All budgets are estimated costs and subject to change

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

 

2020/2021

Doctor Of Optometry

 First Year

12 Months

 Second  Year

12 Months

 Third Year

10 Months

  Fourth Year

12 Months

         
Tuition & Fees        
Tuition 40,850 40,850 40,850 40,850
Student Body Fees  40  40  40  40
Graduation Fees  N/A  N/A  N/A  350
SEP/First Year Optometry Kit 2,600 N/A N/A N/A
AOSA Membership Fee 55 55 55 55
Top Hat 24 24 24 N/A
Vital Source 1,487 N/A N/A N/A
Livescan Finger Printing 80 N/A N/A N/A
N95  Respiratory Fit Testing N/A 30 30 N/A
CPR N/A 55 N/A N/A
Total Fees 45,136 41,054 40,999  41,295 
Budget Items/Estimated Costs        
Books & Supplies  2,672 N/A  510  169
Living Expenses (R&B/Personal)  22,323 22,323  18,603  22,323
Optometry Kits (2nd year) N/A 8,828 N/A N/A
Transportation  3,563 3,563  4,551 5,586
Boards  N/A  N/A  950  950
Background Check   65  N/A  N/A  N/A
 Total Budget Components

28,623

34,714  24,614  29,028 
Loan Fees        
Direct Unsubsidized Loan Fees 499 499 452 499
Grad PLUS Loan Fees  1,148 1,233 989 1,002
 Total Loan Fees 1,647 1,732 1,441  1,501
         
Total Budget 75,406 77,500 67,054 71,824
         

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

2016 Graduates $204,689 
2017 Graduates $208,431
2018 Graduates $223,830
2019 Graduates $235,243

 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.