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Eye Care Assistant Program Costs

The following is a list of program fees for applicants accepted into the Eye Care Assistant program.

Note: These figures may change due to price increases.

Estimated Program Costs
Item Estimated Cost
Non-Refundable College of DuPage Application $20.00
In-District Tuition (35-39 credits)
  • 25 credits of Eye Care Assistant x $144/credit = $3,600.00
  • 10-14 credits of General Education courses x $144/credit = $1,440.00 – $2,016.00
$5,040.00 - $5,616.00
Course/Lab Fees (malpractice insurance included) $127.00
Books, Study Flashcards $500.00
Uniforms $30.00
COA Certification Exam $300.00
MyClinical Exchange $20.00 - 40.00
Criminal Background Check (see Health Requirement Packet for details) $72.99
Mandatory Drug Testing (see Health Requirement Packet for details $33.99
Medical Document Manager (see Health Requirement Packet for details $19.49
Health Requirements (see Health Requirement Packet for details Varies
 Estimated Total $6,163.47 - $6,759.47 + Health Requirements