Cost & Aid

Estimated cost of attendance (Doctor of Optometry)

First year
ExpensesResidentNonresident
Tuition and fees$29,890$42,426
Books and clinic equipment$5,418$5,418
Living allowance$20,468$20,468
TOTAL$55,776$68,312
Summer after first year
ExpensesResidentNonresident
Mandatory fees/lab fees$804$804
Living allowance$7675$7675
Total$8479$8479
Second year
ExpensesResidentNonresident
Tuition and fees$30,130$42,666
Books and clinic equipment$3,496$3,496
Living allowance$20,468$20,468
TOTAL$54,094$66,630
Summer after second—Intro to Clinic
ExpensesResidentNonresident
Mandatory fees/lab fees$445$445
Living Allowance$7,675$7,675
TOTAL$8,120$8,120
Third year
ExpensesResidentNonresident
Tuition and fees$30,010$42,546
Books and clinic equipment$1,556$1,556
Living allowance$20,468$20,468
TOTAL$52,034$64,570
Fourth year (Summer)
ExpensesResidentNonresident
Tuition and fees$7,549$10,683
Living allowance$7,675$7,675
TOTAL$15,224$18,385
Fourth year (Fall/Spring)
ExpensesResidentNonresident
Tuition and fees$21,208$30,610
Books and clinic equipment$2,810$2,810
Living allowance$20,468$20,468
TOTAL$44,486$53,888

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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