The estimated cost (exclusive of living costs) for the four-year D.D.S. curriculum at the School of Dentistry is $178,936. The amount is based on fees established and costs existing at the time of printing. This is itemized by type of expense and by year.
Note: Educational fees and books/equipment costs are subject to change without notice.

First Year (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Books, Equipment and Supplies $11,250
Educational Fees (Resident) $30,785
First-Year Total $42,032

Second Year (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Books, Equipment and Supplies $9,915
Educational Fees (Resident) $30,795
Nationall Dental Board Exam-Part I $420
Second-Year Total $41,130

Third Year (one 13-week Summer term plus Fall and Spring Semesters)

Books, Equipment and Supplies $8,245
Educational Fees (Resident) $38,469
Third-Year Total $46,714

Fourth Year (one 13-week Summer term plus Fall and Spring Semesters)

Books, Equipment and Supplies $8,090
Educational Fees (Resident) $38,505
National Dental Board Exam-Part 1I/Clinical Board Exam $2,465
Fourth-Year Total $49,060
Four-Year Total $178,936

Non-resident students are assessed an additional $14,498 each fall and spring semester and $7,249 for each of the two summer terms.

Agreements are in place for residents of Kansas, Arkansas, New Mexico and Hawaii to receive waivers of the non-resident fees.

Tuition/Fee Policy for Elective Coursework Outside the School of Dentistry

The dental “flat-rate” tuition and fees only applies to required courses within the DDS program.  Dental students who elect to enroll in courses other than those required as part of the DDS curriculum will pay tuition and fees for those courses.

A dental student’s primary academic responsibility is successfully meeting the curricular expectations of the DDS program. Any coursework taken outside the curriculum requires that a student is in good standing and must be pre-approved by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. 

Elective enrollment in coursework outside the School of Dentistry is not suggested during fall & spring semesters in years 1 & 2.  Additionally enrollment in courses other than dental courses during preparation for National Board Part 1 (Springl D2) and National Boards Part II (Fall D4) should be limited.

Dental students considering course work outside the dental curriculum should also consider the financial aid implications of the additional course work.  Students should work closely with the Student Financial Aid Office.  The student would only be eligible for DDS financial aid, although Grad Plus loans may be available to select students.