New England College of Optometry 2014-2015 Catalog
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Admission, Costs, and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

For the 2013-14 academic Year (May 19, 2014 to May 16, 2015), 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 2018
(First Year)
OD2017  (Second Year) OD2016
(Third Year)
(Fourth Year)
Tuition* $38,862 $38,862 $38,862 $38,862
Activity Fee 360** 350 350 350
Course Notes Fee 150 150 150 0
Lab Fee 300 0 0 0
Equipment Fee 1,200^ 0 0 0
Health Insurance*** 1,596 1596 1,596 1,596
Books and Extra Equipment 1,870 1,030 685 0
Living Allowance 19,080 19,080 25,440 26,120
TOTAL $63,418 $61,068 $67,083 $66,928

Accelerated and International Programs

(Entering 2/15)
AODP2016 AODP2015 ASIP2016 ASIP2015
Tuition* $14,304 $52,956 $38,862 $52,956 $38,862
Activity Fee 0 350 350 350 350
Course Notes Fee 65 150 0 150 0
Lab Fee 0 300 0 100 0
Equipment Fee 1,200 0 0 0 0
Health Insurance*** 878^ 1,596 1596 2,014^ 1,596
Books and Extra Equipment 1,635 385 0 1,970 0
Living Allowance 6,360 25,440 26,120 25,440 26,120
TOTAL $24,442**** $81,177 $66,928 $82,980 $66,928

* This rate is effective for students enrolled in both the OD and MS/Vision Science Programs.

**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 for more information.

****Costs shown are only for the quarter beginning February 23, 2015 and ending May 16, 2015.

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 1st 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.