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Students & Student Chapters

Please visit Start a Chapter. For additional information, contact Optica staff at

Dues assistance may be available. Please send a request to Member Services by submitting a Help Ticket. In your request, please provide an overview of your studies and/or field of work, and your need for the dues waiver.

Please read the notification letter closely. If you have further questions, please contact Optica by email:

Once Optica receives your chapter’s fully completed forms, it takes up to three weeks for check requests and/or wire transfers to be processed. Feel free to contact the Optica staff by submitting a Help Ticket for an update on your funding request.

Please read the payment instructions on your notification letter. If you have further questions, contact Optica by email:

There are two review cycles for education grants. Notifications for the Fall Review (applications are due by October 31) will be sent by November 26; notifications for the Spring Review (applications are due by April 15) will be sent by May 12. For additional information, please contact Optica staff by submitting a Help Ticket .

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