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.
In your first year, you can also expect living expenses (rent, food, transportation, health, personal, etc.) of approximately $2,000 per month. Projected equipment purchases total around $4,000. Both of these numbers can vary based on a number of factors, including where you choose to live and whether you purchase new or used equipment.
A large range of Financial Aid options are available for those that meet the US eligibility criteria. You may receive assistance from loans, work-study employment, and other opportunities. The below Sample Award is a realistic look at how to finance the first year of your ICO education:
|Estimated Federal Assistance||1st Year|
|Health Professions Loans||$3,000|
|Federal Direct Loans||$40,500|
|Federal Direct Graduate PLUS||$16,000|