2021/2022

•  All budgets are estimated costs and subject to change

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

 

2021/2022

Doctor Of Optometry

 First Year

12 Months

 Second  Year

12 Months

 Third Year

10 Months

  Fourth Year

12 Months

         
Tuition & Fees        
Tuition 41,790 41,790 41,790 41,790
Student Body Fees  40  40  40  40
Graduation Fees  N/A  N/A  N/A  350
SEP/First Year Optometry Kit 2,631 N/A N/A N/A
AOSA Membership Fee 55 55 55 55
Top Hat 24 24 24 N/A
Vital Source 1,015 395 N/A N/A
Livescan Finger Printing 62 N/A N/A N/A
Progress IQ 90 90 N/A N/A
N95  Respiratory Fit Testing N/A 30 30 N/A
CPR N/A 70 N/A N/A
Total Fees 45,707 42,494 41,939 42,235
Budget Items/Estimated Costs        
Living Expenses (R&B/Personal)  22,613 22,613  18,844  22,613
Optometry Kits (2nd year) N/A 8,828 N/A N/A
Transportation  3,470 3,470  4,432 8,260
Boards (Part I, Part II and Part III)  N/A  N/A  985  1,970
Background Check   65  N/A  N/A  N/A
 Total Budget Components

26,148

34,911 24,261 32,843
Loan Fees        
Direct Unsubsidized Loan Fees 499 499 452 499
Grad PLUS Loan Fees  1,065 1,300 1,012 1,201
 Total Loan Fees 1,564 1,799 1,464 1,700
         
Total Budget 73,419 79,204 67,664 76,778
         

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.