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Tuition & Fees

OD Program Tuition & Fees

For the 2019-2020 academic year, tuition and fees are as follows:
(Please note, all figures are in US dollars.)

Tuition (in-state) $29,820.00
Tuition
(out-of-state, Canadian and foreign)
$51,150.00
College fee $50.00
College Fee (Part-Time) Per Credit $1.70
Student activity fee $210.00
Technology fee $325.00
Foreign Student Health Insurance $1,577.28
Orientation Fee (First Years Only) $85.00
Clinical Liability $50.00

*Amounts are subject to board approval

*OD Program tuition and fees are subject to change.

Instruments: First-year students in the professional program purchase 2 sets of instruments.

The first set is approximately $1,800 and is due in July.The second set is purchased at the start of the Fall semester and  is approximately  $900-$1600(based on student choice) and is due in September.

Second year students in the professional program purchase one set of instruments. Cost is approximately $3300-$3900 (based on student choice) and is due in September.

3rd and 4th years students do not usually need to purchase any additional instruments.

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

Room: For the 2019-2020 academic year, a student is allowed a maximum Financial Aid allotment of $15,600 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 2019-2020 academic year, a student is allowed a maximum Financial Aid allotment of $6,890 for food and household supplies (including utilities and phone.)

Other Living Expenses: For the 2019-2020 academic year, the student is allowed a maximum Financial Aid allotment of $6,050 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 2019-2020 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)
$5,655.00
Tuition per semester
(out-of-state, Canadian and foreign)
$11,550.00

Part Time:

Tuition per credit
(in-state)
$471.00
Tuition per credit
(out-of-state, Canadian and foreign)
$963.00

Fees:

College fee $50.00
College Fee (Part-Time) Per Credit $1.70
Technology fee $325.00
Student Activity Fee $81.00
Foreign Student Health Insurance $1,577.28
Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Rider $80.52

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 April 2019, the current graduate assistantship stipend level is $35,670 per year.  Graduate students with an OD degree and a NYS optometric license may also apply for part-time clinical appointments.