Cost & Aid

Estimated cost of attendance (Doctor of Optometry)

First year
Tuition and fees$32,952$45,488
Books and clinic equipment$6,498$6,498
Living allowance$22,492$22,492
Summer after first year
Mandatory fees/lab fees$669$669
Living allowance$8,227$8,227
Second year
Tuition and fees$32,242$44,778
Books and clinic equipment$3,746$3,746
Living allowance$22,492$22,492
Summer after second—Intro to Clinic
Mandatory fees/lab fees$789$789
Living Allowance$8,227$8,227
Third year
Tuition and fees$31,172$43,708
Books and clinic equipment$1,890$1,890
Living allowance$22,492$22,492
Fourth year (Summer)
Tuition and fees$7,549$10,683
Living allowance$8,227$8,227
Fourth year (Fall/Spring)
Tuition and fees$21,208$30,610
Books and clinic equipment$3,480$3,480
Living allowance$22,492$22,492

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.

Bring your vision into focus.

Contact the Office of Student Administration

For Doctor of Optometry program admission questions or to schedule an advising appointment, please contact:

Office of Student Administration
Indiana University School of Optometry
800 E. Atwater Avenue
Second Floor
Bloomington, IN 47405

Phone: 812-855-1917
Fax: 812-855-4389

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