It is our commitment to provide an excellent service along with the proper financial aid to help you cover the costs of the Optometry Program. Students who meet the eligibility requirements are offered the combination of aids that best meets their needs.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Get an FSA ID (account username and password) and complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on studentaid.gov. Use our School Code G42510.
Attend to a Direct Loan Orientation Session
Complete the Entrance Counseling on www.studentaid.gov. The EC is a mandatory information session that explains your rights and responsibilities as a borrower (only new students or if you are applying for financial aid first time in the School).
Review your Financial Aid Offer on the InterWeb to accept, reduce, and/or decline your award(s) and fulfill all loan requirements before your financial aid can be credited to your student account.
Complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) on www.studentaid.gov. The MPN is a legal document that lists the terms and conditions under which you agree to repay the loan and explains your rights and responsibilities as a borrower (only new students or if you are applying for financial aid first time in the School).
Accept the Registration Charges for the semester. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for deadlines.
Financial Aid Requirements
Students must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to receive federal student aid:
- Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Have a valid Social Security number
- Be enrolled at least as a half time student
- Not be in default in any previous student loans
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Have a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent
- Be enrolled as a regular student
Financial Aid Programs
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans
Financial need is not required. The student must be enrolled at least half-time. The borrower is responsible for interest during all periods.
Fixed interest rate of 7.05% for loans first disbursed between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024.
Origination Fee: 1.057% for loans first disbursed up to September 30, 2024.
The Annual Loan Limit for students of health professions is $40,500 The Aggregate Loan Limit for combined Subsidized/Unsubsidized loans is $224,000.
Federal Graduate PLUS Loan
Financial need is not required. The student must be enrolled at least half-time. A credit check is required for a Plus loan. The borrower is responsible for interest during all periods. The maximum annual amount is the student’s cost of attendance minus any other financial aid received.
Fixed interest rate of 8.05% for loans first disbursed between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024
Origination Fee: 4.228% for loans first disbursed up to September 30, 2023.
Every year an amount of Institutional funds is assigned to award scholarships to students with financial needs. Funds are also used to meet exceptional situations presented by students.
These loans provide supplemental funding when other financial aids do not cover costs. Alternative loans are also known as private loans and are offered by private lenders (banks or other financial institutions). These loans usually require a credit check. Students should first check on federal loan eligibility.
Cost of Attendance
ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE 2023-2024
|Books, Supplies & Equipment||$7,243||$7,135||$1,938||$599|
Room on Campus
Room off Campus
Food Independent living
|Miscellaneous Personal Expenses||$4,524||$4,524||$4,524||$4,524|
|TOTALS for Independent living on Campus||$58,698||$58,052||$59,123||n/a|
|TOTALS for Independent living off Campus||$59,991||$59,345||$60,416||$60,266|
Tuition, Fees and Other Charges
|TUITION, FEES, AND OTHER CHARGES 2023-2024|
|Admission – Master in Science in Public Health||$ 31.00 with application|
Master in Science in Public Health
$30,000.00 annual (two semesters & June)
$29,500.00 annual (two semesters)
$29,000.00 annual (two semesters & July)
$28,500.00 annual (two semesters)
$227.00 per credit hour
|Summer & Special Students||$1,500.00 per credit hour|
|Auditing Without Credit||50% of the regular per credit cost of special students|
$60.00 per semester
$50.00 per summer session
$40.00 per trimester
|Students and Cultural Activities Fees/|
$62.00 per semester
$42.00 per trimester
|Center for Access to Information|
$40.00 per semester
$12.00 per summer session
$27.00 per trimester
$100.00 per semester
$55.00 per summer session
$67.00 per trimester
|Construction, Improvements and|
$63.00 per semester
$31.00 per summer session
$44.00 per trimester
|Goods and Services Fees|
$55.00 per semester
$28.00 per summer session
$37.00 per trimester
|Laboratory Fees||$38.00 per course requiring it|
|Clinic Fees (per course requiring it)|
$38.00 1st and 2nd year
$200.00 3rd and 4th year
|Late registration||$50.00 at the moment of registration|
|Withdrawal or Changes in courses||$6.00 upon withdrawal or change (during reimbursement period only)|
|Deferred Payment Arrangement||$6.00 upon arrangement|
|Late payment on Deferred Payment (when lateness occurs)||$25.00 for each installment|
|Charge made by IUPR or the company contracted by the|
University for processing payments by checks received from
|$26.00 per returned check|
|Incomplete Removal||$19.00 per course|
Transcript of Credits
$6.00 per transcript
$10.00 per transcript
$200.00 with application
$100.00 Master Science in Public Health
|Late final examination||$19.00 per examination|
|Identification Card Replacement||$7.00 with application|
|Academic Evaluation Fee||$10.00 with application|
|Vehicles Access & Parking Fee|
$30.00 per semester or trimester
N/A summer session
|Study Certifications||$2.00 for each application|
|Course additions or changes of one course by another||$6.00 upon change|
|Contracts are signed for a period of five months, at a monthly rate of $650.00|
|Total Cost per room|
$3,250.00 per semester
$650.00 per summer session
$1,950 per trimester
|Admission Fee for Housing||$25.00 with the application|
|Refunds: If for some reason the student leaves the Residence Hall before the end of the signed contract, both the current and the following month will not be refunded.|
Changes in Tuition and Fees
The University reserves the right to review the charges whenever:
- There is an increase in educational and general expenses and/or mandatory transfers,
- Budget projections indicate a possible increase in these costs, and/or
- After careful analysis of any particular situation, the University administration determines that such changes are reasonable and justified.
Exit Counseling is mandatory for any student borrower who drop below half-time enrollment, graduate, or leaves school.
Access your Federal loan history & Loan Servicer information
Manual del Estudiante Consumidor
Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Request Form
Guide Completing FAFSA 2022-2023
Términos y Condiciones para Aceptar Ayudas Económicas
Please upload your verification documents 2021-2022 HERE
Request for Professional Judgment
Please select the following link to complete the Request for Professional Judgment https://www.inter.edu/uploaddocjuicioprofesional/
If you need the form in English, contact the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com
NSLDS Disclosure Students and parents who enter into a loan agreement with Federal Direct Loans will have their loan information submitted to NSLDS (the National Student Loans Data System) which is accessible by authorized agencies, lenders, and institutions.