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Tuition, Equipment and Books


Michigan College of Optometry now offers one professional tuition rate for all students, no matter the state or country of origin, offering an excellent value in high-quality professional education in a program that has among the smallest class sizes and most personal attention to students in the US.  Tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year averages $41,839 per year.  See the detailed 2024-2025 Curriculum & Tuition sheet for more information.

The Doctor of Optometry degree curriculum is 4 years or 10 semesters in length.  Most optometry students receive some form of financial aid, typically as government subsidized loans. Contact the University's Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for details at (231) 591-2110.

Books and Equipment

Books and equipment are two significant expenses that cannot be overlooked. They are also important investments. The books bought will create a personal reference library, and the equipment purchased will be in service both as a student and for years to come. Because the equipment items are so important, they need to be included in the overall budget, just like tuition.

To provide a rough estimate, attached is the expense sheet for 2023-2024 for the Michigan College of Optometry. (Note: all figures are approximations and have been rounded to the nearest dollar.)

There will be traveling expenses to the off-campus clinics. Housing and meal expenses may be higher than equivalent campus expenses.