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Tuition and Fees

For the 2016-17 academic year (May 16, 2016 to May 20, 2017), the Board of Trustees of the New England College of Optometry has set the tuition and fees as follows. An allowance for books, equipment, and estimated living expenses are included, for the total cost of attendance.

Four Year OD Program

  OD 2020
(First Year)
OD 2019
(Second Year)
OD 2018
(Third Year)
OD 2017
(Fourth Year)
Tuition* $40,037 $40,037 $40,037 $40,037
Activity Fee $360** $350 $350 $350
Course Notes Fee $100 $100 $100 $0
Lab Fee $300 $0 $0 $0
Equipment Fee $1,250 $100 $0 $0
Health Insurance*** $1,565 $1,565 $1,565 $1,565
Books and Extra Equipment $1,800 $1,770 $210 $0
Living Allowance $19,080 $25,440 $25,440 $26,120
TOTAL $64,492 $69,362 $67,702 $68,072

* This rate is effective for students enrolled in both the OD and MS/Vision Science Programs. The per credit hour rate is $1,251.
**Includes a $10 enrollment fee to the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists.
***The health insurance fee listed is for a single student with no dependents. The fee can be waived with proof of alternative coverage. Please contact Barbara McGinley at mcginleyb@neco.edu for more information.
^This fee is estimated at this time.

Accelerated and International Programs

  AODP 2019 (Entering 2/17) AODP 2018 AODP 2017 ASIP 2018 ASIP 2017
Tuition* $14,737 $54,557 $40,037 $54,557 $40,037
Activity Fee $0 $350 $350 $350 $350
Course Notes Fee $45 $100 $0 $100 $0
Lab Fee $0 $300 $0 $100 $0
Equipment Fee $1,200 $0 $0 $0 $0
Health Insurance*** $878*** $1,565 $1,565 $2,180*** $1,565
Books and Extra Equipment $1,100 $2,150 $0 $2,350 $0
Living Allowance $6,360 $25,440 $26,120 $25,440 $26,120
TOTAL $24,320**** $84,462 $68,072 $85,077 $68,072

* This rate is effective for students enrolled in both the OD and MS/Vision Science Programs. The per credit hour rate is $1,233.
***The health insurance fee listed is for a single student with no dependents. The fee can be waived with proof of alternative coverage. Please contact Barbara McGinley at mcginleyb@neco.edu for more information.
****Costs shown are only for the quarter beginning February 27, 2017 and ending May 20, 2017.
+This fee is estimated at this time.

MS in Vision Science

  MS 2017 MS 2018
Tuition* $20,019 $20,019
Activity Fee $350 $350
Health Insurance*** $1,565 $1,565
TOTAL $21,934 $21,934

*For the MS Program, this is an annual charge covering Fall, Winter, and Spring.
***The health insurance fee listed is for a single student with no dependents. The fee can be waived with proof of alternative coverage. Please contact Barbara McGinley at mcginleyb@neco.edu for more information. 

Payment Policy

All tuition and fees are due and payable on or before the first day of classes of each term, except for first-year students, which are due by August 15 of the year of entry. 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 who is not registered full time in the term that the repeated course is given will be charged on a per credit basis for the repeated course as well as any other courses as applicable. A student who is registered full time in the term that the repeated course is given will not be charged additional tuition for the repeated course.

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.