Cost & Aid

Estimated cost of attendance (Doctor of Optometry)

First-year
ExpensesResidentNonresident
Tuition and fees$27,980$40,516
Books and clinic equipment$3,828$3,828
Living allowance$19,744$19,744
TOTAL$51,552$64,088
Second year
ExpensesResidentNonresident
Tuition and fees$27,980$40,516
Books and clinic equipment$3,108$3,108
Living allowance$19,744$19,744
TOTAL$50,832$63,368
Summer intro to clinic
ExpensesResidentNonresident
Mandatory fees$320$320
Classroom and clinic supplies$293$293
TOTAL$613$613
Third year
ExpensesResidentNonresident
Tuition and fees$27,980$40,516
Books and clinic equipment$1,456$1,456
Living allowance$19,744$19,744
TOTAL$49,180$61,716
Fourth year (Summer)
ExpensesResidentNonresident
Tuition and fees$6,294$9,428
Living allowance$7,194$7,194
TOTAL$13,488$16,622
Fourth year (Fall/Spring)
ExpensesResidentNonresident
Tuition and fees$19,632$29,034
Books and clinic equipment$2,610$2,610
Living allowance$19,744$19,744
TOTAL$41,986$51,388

Apply for financial aid

The first step in applying for financial aid is to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When you complete your FAFSA, request that the information be sent to IU Bloomington at school code 001809.

By filing your FAFSA, you will be applying for most of the financial aid options below, including loans, grants, work-study, and even some scholarships.

Submit your FAFSA

Student loan options

There are three major student loan programs that can help with your cost of attendance.

  • You can apply for a Federal Direct Loan (also known as a Stafford Loan) regardless of your financial need or credit history.
  • You can borrow up to your estimated cost of attendance, minus any other financial aid you receive, with a Graduate PLUS Loan.
  • You can be considered for a Health Professions Loan simply by providing parent data on your FAFSA. Health Professions Loans are need-based, competitive loans available to students pursuing degrees in optometry, dentistry, pharmacy, or medicine.

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