OD Program Tuition & Fees

For the 2015-2016 academic year, tuition and fees are as follows:
(Please note, all figures are in US dollars.)

Tuition (in-state)

$26,250.00

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

$46,800.00

College fee

$25.00

Student activity fee

$160.00

Technology fee

$288.00

Foreign Student Health Insurance

$1,301.00

Orientation Fee (First Years Only)

$55.00

Clinical Liability

$50.00

*Amounts are subject to board approval

*OD Program tuition and fees are subject to change.

Instruments: First-year professional program approximately $1,800 (due in July.)

Books: First year approximately $1,100 (usually after classes start.)

Room: For the 2015-2016 academic year, a student is allowed a maximum Financial Aid allotment of $15,290 for rent. The average rent for a student living in walking distance to the college is $1,300 per month. The average rent for a student commuting by subway is $800 per month.

Board: For the 2015-2016 academic year, a student is allowed a maximum Financial Aid allotment of $6,750 for food and household supplies (including utilities and phone.)

Other Living Expenses: For the 2015-2016 academic year, the student is allowed a maximum Financial Aid allotment of $5,920 for all other expenses. Actual amounts spent will vary depending on a student’s personal preferences. It is recommended that a student make arrangements to have two months living expenses available for start-up costs.

 

Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

For the 2015-2016 academic year, tuition and fees for the Graduate Program are as follows: (Please note, all figures are in US dollars).

Full-time:

Tuition per semester
(in-state)

$5,435.00

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

$11,105.00

Part Time:

Tuition per credit
(in-state)

$452.00

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

$925.00

Fees:

College fee

$25.00

College Fee (Part-Time) Per Credit

$0.85

Technology fee

$288.00

Student Activity Fee

$81.00

Foreign Student Health Insurance

$1,301.00

Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Rider

$94.15

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.

*Graduate 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 2014, the current graduate assistantship stipend level is $33,000 per year.  Graduate students with an OD degree and a NYS optometric license may also apply for part-time clinical appointments.