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Tuition Differences

Discussion in 'Optometry' started by LUC78, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. LUC78

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    I am looking into both Midwestern University and ICO. After touring, both seem to be really great and are very comparable. I was leaning a little bit more towards ICO solely due to how long they've been established and networking/job opportunities.

    However, ICO costs about $30K more than Midwestern. I was wondering if I could get someones advice on this. I'm not too familiar with the loans process, will $30k make a significant dent in the future? Additionally, how important is establishment of the school in terms of finding a job?

    Thank You.
     
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  3. Purkinja

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    When you say Midwestern do you mean the Downers Grove campus as in Chicago College of Optometry?
     
  4. percyeye

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    If it's Midwestern in Illinois then I'd pick ICO. But if it's Midwestern in Arizona that school is fine.
     
  5. LUC78

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    Yes sorry I meant Midwestern Chicago
     
  6. Purkinja

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    If you are a good student then your study habits should transcend any curriculum disparity from NBEO standards at CCO.However,if you are marginal then I would go with a more tried and true training program @ICO.
     
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