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Cost of Attendance


An education from the Illinois College of Optometry is a wise investment for your future. Dedicated solely to the student of optometry, we assure every penny goes toward making you a well-rounded, totally prepared OD.

The following are examples of the estimated budgets for students attending ICO. If you want help refining this estimate to your particular situation, please feel free to contact Student Financial Services at any time. We offer a wide variety of financial aid, and are happy to discuss this with you.

First YearSecond YearThird YearFourth Year
Tuition/Fees $39,440 $39,440 $51,920 $40,195
Books/Instruments $3,370 $4,731 – –
National Board and Prep Fees – – $1,375 $1,845
Average Loan Fees $534 $534 $712 $680
Estimated Living Expenses $18,149 $18,149 $24,200 $24,200
(Est. Budget per Month: $2,017)
Total Cost $61,493 $62,854 $78,207 $66,920

The above table reflects the cost of tuition, equipment and fees for the 2016-17 school year.

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