Financial Aid & Fellowships


Educational Opportunity Fellowships

These fellowships, called EOF, are for incoming or continuing students. A nominee must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and must demonstrate acute financial need. Also, the nominee must be a first-generation college student, which means that neither parent achieved a bachelor’s degree. The EOF is a one-year award that includes a $1,500 stipend and a tuition reduction. Nonresidents who receive an EOF pay the resident tuition rate for that academic year.

Vision Science Program financial aid and fellowships

A graduate student enrolled in the Vision Science Program may be eligible for fee remission awards and for fellowship and assistantship awards. Indiana University assistance includes the Women in Science Graduate Fellowship, and the Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellowship. To be considered for one of these fellowships, a student should submit an Indiana University Graduate School Application Form for Admission and Financial Aid by January 15.

The application form is available from the School of Optometry Office of Student Administration or from the University Graduate School, Kirkwood Hall 111, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405-3901; (812) 855-8853; email

Ezell Fellowships

In addition, a graduate student may apply for Ezell Fellowships of the American Optometric Foundation, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 506, Rockville, MD 20852; (301) 984-4734. The application deadline is April 10.

Other aid

For other financial aid, grant-in-aid, and fellowships and cost information, refer to the University Graduate School Bulletin. International students should also refer to the Office of International Services for additional information.