FINANCIAL AID

Securing financial aid can provide the means for you to begin attending optometry school. The American Optometric Association can help with:

  • A guide to grants, scholarships and loans.
  • Planning and budgeting aid funds.
  • Support in overseeing your personal finances.

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You’re not alone when it comes to payment for optometry school—or repayment for financial aid

The AOA offers students and members tools for not only obtaining financial aid but also paying back your loans and managing your own finances so you can focus on what matters.

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Peruse this comprehensive list of general and school-based optometry scholarship and grant resources.

Academic Timeline

PLANNING & BUDGETING

Find information, tips and advice for students currently planning and budgeting their allotted financial aid.

Managing Your Personal Finances

MANAGING YOUR PERSONAL FINANCES

Explore our resources with a focus on managing personal finances so they don't become a distraction.