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WesternU / Financial Aid / Student Budgets / Doctor of Optometry (OD)

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.
Tuition & Fees First Year
12 Months
Second  Year
12 Months
Third Year
10 Months
Fourth Year
12 Months
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) 1,572 395 395 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 43,124 43,005
Budget Items/Estimated Costs First Year
12 Months
Second  Year
12 Months
Third Year
10 Months
Fourth Year
12 Months
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  6,196 6,196  4,946 9,107
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 Estimated Budget Components 31,738 35,307 26,094 35,272
Loan Fees First Year
12 Months
Second  Year
12 Months
Third Year
10 Months
Fourth Year
12 Months
Direct Unsubsidized Loan Fees 499 499 452 499
Grad PLUS Loan Fees  1,368 1,346 1,139 1,336
Total Loan Fees 1,867 1,845 1,591 1,835
Total Budget 80,895 80,346 70,809 80,112

 

  • 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.