Tuition for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Tuition for the Kentucky College of Optometry is $41,175 for the 2018-2019 year. The cost of attending a four-year Doctor of Optometry program varies greatly from school to school. For KYCO, the cost of attending is inclusive of many benefits not provided at other institutions.

KYCO Student Advantage Program 
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry Student Advantage program designates that all of our students enter on a level playing field where those who are admitted with few financial resources have the same educational opportunities as those with greater resources. At no additional cost, entering students are provided the following – a value of approximately $16,000.
  • All required ophthalmic and medical equipment
  • An iPad Pro
  • All required texts
  • Membership dues paid to the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) and the Kentucky Optometric Student Association (KOSA)
  • Paid exam fees for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) Part 1, Applied Basic Science (first attempt only)
  • NBEO preparation program
  • Embroidered white coat and scrubs
  • Verified Credentials-Maintenance of health records and immunizations
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