arahnisarahn

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I was wondering how were you guys able to pay for a deposit fee after acceptance to a school. I currently saved enough money for the application process and potentially an interviews. Is it something I charge on credit? Do I ask for a loan? What did you guys do to get past all the financial stipulations?
 

jymezg

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I borrowed money from the mob... J/k

I don't think schools take credit cards...

Just try and save up or borrow money from a family member. Don't take out a loan unless absolutly necesary, u will be taking out a fair ammount during opt school.
 

EyEnStein 07

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If they dont accept credit card...i think you can have your credit card company wire money that you need to your bank or something (even though you can just take out a loan) and do it that way...i think my parents did something like that when they bought a car.
 

jymezg

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Side note: u should try to stay away from credit cards, unless u can pay them off before starting school. Compound intrest is a KILLER for students living on loan money. You will get this lecture plenty from ur financhial aid advisor soon enough, but only use cc's as a last resort.
 

mathcod

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I can't attest for all optometry schools, but I don't think the fee is that expensive, maybe a few hundred dollars that will be credited as part of your tuition if you choose to attend the school.

While several hundred dollars is kind of expensive, it's a drop in the bucket compared to tuition. Best bet is to take out a loan if you can't find family members to lend you money.