Date of Award
Master of Science in Vision Science
Dennis L. Smith
Optometry school tuition and fees have seen a constant rise over the past decade, with an average increase of approximately 10% per year. With the increasing cost and seemingly endless amount of money that can be borrowed, both from private and governmental agencies, students are increasingly finding their graduating debt load is larger than originally expected. The purpose of this project is to examine both anticipated and actual student indebtedness and the relationship between the two.
Hollenbeck, Grady and Walker, Jared, "Rising student debt: Are incoming students aware of the costs?" (2003). College of Optometry. 1437.