ADMISSIONS


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.
 

Overview of Cost

Annual Tuition $35,960
Annual Student Association Fee $105

Parking Fee

  • Non-reserved per quarter, except 4th Year OD
  • Non-reserved per year, 4th Year OD Students 

 

$40
$50

Estimates for books, instruments, equipment, supplies, and clinic uniforms 
for each of the four professional years are listed below.

First Year
Second Year
Third Year

 

$3,204
$5,751
$498

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.
 

Other Fees

Secondary Application Fee / OD Program (payable with application) $75

Matriculation Fee / OD Program (paid upon acceptance and credited to Fall Quarter tuition upon enrollment)

$1,500
Diploma/Graduation Fee $125
Late Payment of Tuition Fee $25
Transcripts $20
Verification of Graduation / OD Program $20
Audit per unit  $100
Tuition per unit $950
Evaluation of transcripts in special cases
(advanced standing OD Program)
$350

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.