University description (as per official university website)
Southern California College of Optometry is located in Fullerton, California. It was established in 1904. Commonly abbreviated as SCCO, it is a four-year college offering post-graduate education in the field of optometry. The college also operates a branch campus in Los Angeles. SCCO offers its students post-bachelorís programs leading to a doctoral degree in optometry. The college also has a range of clinical outreach programs and residency programs in the field of optometry. Clinical teaching and patient care is offered at the Eye Care Center.
A chapter of the Sigma Kappa honor society is available to students at SCCO. The college also has a number of student organizations, such as the American Public Health Association, the American Academy of Optometrists, the Practice Management Club and Project Concern.
The Office of Financial Aid provides students with the financial services and advice that will help them best meet the educational expenses necessary to achieve their career goal of becoming outstanding Doctors of Optometry.
Like most students in the process of investigating various colleges and the programs they have to offer, you are undoubtedly becoming aware of the high cost of graduate education at a private college. You may be wondering how you will be able to afford these educational expenses.
You should not be discouraged as over 90 percent of all students at SCCO use some form of financial assistance. These are grants and scholarships, low-interest loans, high-interest loans, and work-study opportunities. These programs are described in detail in SCCO's catalog and the Financial Assistance Programs chart.
When comparing the cost of a private versus a public institution you should consider the quality of education that you will be receiving for your hard-earned dollars. Through careful planning and assistance from the SCCO Financial Aid Office, your future goals can be realized.
For detailed information on the financial aid available at SCCO, download a PDF of the SCCO Financial Aid Booklet.
What Type of Assistance is Available?
For most students, personal savings or earnings and other family assistance is not enough to cover all educational expenses. SCCO offers a variety of financial aid programs to assist eligible students.
Scholarships and grants are direct awards of aid that do not have to be repaid. Many states and organizations sponsor scholarships and/or grants for members of their organization or residents of their state. The College alumni and private donors also make scholarships available to SCCO students.
* Graduating Student Awards
* Pre-graduation Student Scholarships
* Research Awards