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Expenses and Financial Aid

Tuition for 2016-2017 in the optometry program is $30,802 for in-state and $34,605 for out-of-state students. Tuition for students in years 1,2, and 3 of the extended program is $24,701 for in-state and $27,815 for out-of-state students and for years 4 and 5 tuition is $30,802 for in-state and $34,605 for out-of-state students. At Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry students should anticipate spending approximately $5,250 during the first year for textbooks, technology and supplies, $3,450 for the second year, $1,551 for the third year, and $576 for the fourth year. Expenses are approximately $19,287 for living on-campus and $22,548 for off-campus for a twelve month academic year. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Board of Trustees.

Students who do not own a computer with the specified configuration will be required to purchase one.

The financial ability of applicants to complete their training at the College of Optometry is important because of the limited number of positions available in each class. Applicants should have specific plans for financing four years of professional education. This must include tuition, living expenses, books, equipment, and miscellaneous expenses. The primary financial responsibility for each student's education rests with the student. However, economic circumstances often may make it necessary for the student to obtain financial assistance from other sources.

The purpose of the Student Financial Aid Program at Nova Southeastern University is to help as many qualified students as possible to complete their health professions education. A variety of loans, scholarships, and grants are available to qualified students to help ease the high cost of a health professions education. These financial assistance programs are described in a separate Nova Southeastern University publication: The NSU Guide to Student Financial Assistance. For a copy or further information, contact:

Enrollment Student Services
3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314-7796
(954) 262-3380

There are a limited number of part-time work assignments available. However, the demands of a program of professional study limit the number of hours a student can work during each semester.

For further assistance regarding financial aid call the Office of Enrollment Student Services at:

Telephone (954) 262-3380
Toll Free (800) 806-3680
Fax (954) 262-3966

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