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Tuition and Fees

An Investment in Your Future

Pursuing a doctor of optometry degree is an investment you make for your future. Employment of optometrists continues to grow, and more optometrists will be needed to meet the health needs of an aging population.

For the 2018 - 19 academic year (May 14, 2018 to May 18, 2019), the Board of Trustees of the New England College of Optometry has set the tuition and fees as follows.  Fees, health insurance, and estimated living expenses are included for the total cost of attendance.

Cost of Attendance for 2018-2019


OD 2022

  • Tuition: $41,756

  • Fees & Equipment: $3,300
  • Health Insurance: $1,754
  • Living Allowance: $19,444

Please examine the 2018-2019 Tuition and Fees document to see a more detailed breakdown of costs for each year of the program. The fees vary per year but include an activity fee, lab fee, equipment fee, books, and extra equipment. The living allowance is an estimate based on rent, transportation, food, and additional living expenses.  Actual cost will vary for students based on their housing and transportation decisions.

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AODP Accelerated Program

AODP 2021 (Feb-May 2019)

  • Tuition: $15,369
  • Fees & Equipment: $2,520
  • Health Insurance: $867
  • Living Allowance: $6,840
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ASIP International Program

ASIP 2020

  • Tuition: $57,125
  • Fees & Equipment: $3,030
  • Health Insurance: $1,754
  • Living Allowance: $25,920
MS in Vision Science Stand-Alone Degree

MS in Vision Science Stand-Alone Degree

MS 2019

  • Tuition: $20,878
  • Fees & Equipment: $450
  • Health Insurance: $1,754
  • Living Allowance: $19,440
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MS/OD China Program

MS/OD Part 1

  • Tuition: $57,125
  • Fees & Equipment: $350
  • Health Insurance: $1,754

Payment Policy

All tuition and fees are due and payable on or before the first day of classes of each term. Students may not register or attend classes if tuition and fees are not paid in full or appropriate arrangements have not been made with the Chief Financial Officer at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the term. The College does not accept credit cards for the payment of tuition and fees.

Tuition Refund Policy

The College’s Tuition Refund Policy is as follows:

Withdrawal Date Percentage of Tuition and Fees Refunded
Prior to the 1st day of the academic period 100%
During the 1st week 90%
During the 2nd to 3rd weeks 50%
During the 4th to 6th weeks 25%
After 6 weeks 0%

When calculating refunds, a reasonable administrative fee may be charged. This fee shall be the lesser of 5% of charges assessed the student or $100. *All fees, except for the mandatory equipment fee, are non-refundable. The equipment fee is refundable only if the equipment is returned intact and unopened within the first two weeks of the term.

Repeated Courses Tuition Charges

A student will be charged on a per credit basis for the repeated course as well as any other courses as applicable.  Please refer to the per credit charge from the billing office.

Extended Program Tuition Charges

A student whose program is extended will be subject to applicable tuition and fee charges. A student enrolled less than full-time will be charged at a per credit rate.

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.