Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

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.

Included in

Optometry Commons