This is provided as an estimate of some expenses that will be incurred by students upon entering and during the program. They are subject to change. Items that have a * are typically not covered by financial aid funds. Details about many of these items are discussed in the summer orientation for accepted students. Please note there is an initial prepackaged instrument kit that must be purchased during orientation, which is the majority of the instruments. However, additional instruments are necessary and paid for separately in the spring (2nd semester). Additional instruments are also needed in the second year of the program as the student progresses.
Tuition is estimated in the table below based off the following criteria. For more accurate information please visit the tuition rates and fees site.
(Tuition rates below are as of Fall 2023 and are subject to change.)
Estimated In-State Tuition: $175.20 per credit hour
Estimated Out-Of-State Tuition: $375.30 per credit hour
|Item||First Year||Second Year|
|Tuition (In-State) **see note||$7,008.00||$3,854.40|
|Books (Dental Hygiene only)/Software||1,400.00||500.00|
|Instruments (the first year expenses include an initial kit purchase and additional instruments paid for in the 2nd semester) and typodonts and tripod rental non-refundable*||2,500.00||350.00|
|Computer Camera (if computer not already equipped)||50.00|
|Clinic Lab Supplies*||250.00||200.00|
|Physical/PPD Hepavax Vaccine*||200.00||20.00|
|Criminal Background Check/Urine-Drug Screening*||120.00||85.00|
|CPR (Healthcare Provider)||180.00|
|Malpractice Insurance (non-refundable)*||45.00|
|National Board Review Course (optional)*||400.00|
|National Board Exam Fee*||550.00|
|Regional Clinical Exam*||1,200.00|
Note: Payment of tuition is on a semester by semester basis according to credit hours enrolled in. The curriculum is a total of 72 credits.
** The tuition for prerequisites BIO141-142 and SDV101 (10 cr. = $1,752) is not included in this table, as they are completed prior to the program. This does not include any costs for other prerequisites (such as Algebra I, Biology, and Chemistry) or developmental classes which may be needed prior to consideration for the program (varies by applicant).
* Financial Aid will not typically cover the cost