Cost of Attendance
SCCO is a private, non-profit, independent, educational institution that does not seek, nor receive any direct government funding for its operations. Tuition and fees, however, cover less than half of the total operating expenses of the College. The balance of operating expenses are covered by contributions from individuals, alumni, corporations and foundations, as well as endowment income, investment income, and income derived from College clinics.
|Annual Student Association Fee||$105|
Estimates for books, instruments, equipment, supplies, and clinic uniforms for each of the four professional years are listed below.
For a more detailed breakdown of the Cost of Attendance for each year, see our SCCO Standard Budget.
Estimated total cost for four years of optometric education, including living costs = $205,769.
|Secondary Application Fee / OD Program (payable with application)||$75|
Matriculation Fee / OD Program (paid upon acceptance and credited to Fall Quarter tuition upon enrollment)
|Late Payment of Tuition Fee||$25|
|Verification of Graduation / OD Program||$20|
|Audit per unit||$100|
|Tuition per unit||$950|
Evaluation of transcripts in special cases
(advanced standing OD Program)
While the occasion has not previously presented itself, the Board of Trustees of the Southern California College of Optometry does reserve the right to change the tuition and fees or to establish additional fees for special features or services if deemed necessary.