Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

For the 2013-2014 academic year, tuition and fees for the Graduate Program are as follows: (Please note, all figures are in US dollars).


Tuition per semester


Tuition per semester
(out-of-state, Canadian and foreign)


Part Time:

Tuition per credit


Tuition per credit
(out-of-state, Canadian and foreign)



College fee


College Fee (Part-Time) Per Credit


Technology fee


Student Activity Fee


Foreign student health insurance


Medical evacuation/repatriation rider


Out-of-state U.S. citizens may be eligible for in-state resident tuition after their first year.

*OD/MS: Students who are accepted into the OD/MS program do not pay any additional tuition for the MS degree portion during the four years they are enrolled in the OD program.

*OD/PhD: Students who are accepted into the OD/PhD program do not pay any additional tuition for the PhD program during the first two years they are enrolled full time in the OD program.

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Tuition Waivers and Graduate Assistantships

All eligible full-time Ph.D. students receive tuition waivers.  Teaching and research assistantships are awarded to eligible full-time Ph.D. students.  As of September 2013, the current graduate assistantship stipend level is $30,000 per year.  Graduate students with an OD degree and a NYS optometric license may also apply for part-time clinical appointments.