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Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

2024/2025

 

  • All budgets are estimated costs and subject to change.
  • The budget is for the student and educational expenses during the period of enrollment only.

Tuition & Fees

First Year
12 Months
Second Year
12 Months
Third Year
12 Months
Fourth Year
10 Months
Tuition 88,776 88,776 88,776 88,776
Student Body Fees 40 40 40 40
Graduation Fees N/A N/A N/A 350
Vital Source (cost subject to change) 1,400 1,200 1,200 1,200
Program Support Fee 7,620 7,620 7,620 7,620
Digital Media Fee 570 570 570 360
Acadental kit N/A N/A 450 N/A
Top Hat 27 27 27 27
Livescan 85 N/A N/A N/A
ASDA,CDA – Membership Dues 100 100 100 100
CPR 90 N/A 90 N/A
Exam for CCCDIII/Simulated Kaplan Exam N/A N/A 60 N/A
HSAC Insurance 55 55 55 55
iPad 555 N/A N/A N/A
Henry Schein 563 N/A N/A N/A
eHuman/Interactive Tool 250 N/A N/A N/A
Kilgore 882 N/A N/A N/A
Scrubs 320 N/A N/A N/A
Student Health Record Fee 43 N/A N/A N/A

Budget Items/Estimated Costs

First Year
12 Months
Second Year
12 Months
Third Year
12 Months
Fourth Year
10 Months
Living Expenses (room + food) 23,216 23,216 23,216 19,536
Misc. Personal Expenses 7,469 7,469 7,469 6,226
Transportation 4,068 4,068 6,509 5,302
Loupes and Light 2,000 N/A N/A N/A
ADEX Exam (merged with WREB) N/A N/A N/A 3,800
Law and Ethics Exam N/A N/A N/A 150
INBDE Exam N/A N/A N/A 845
Background Check/Additional Live Scan 175 175 175 175

Loan Fees

First Year
12 Months
Second Year
12 Months
Third Year
12 Months
Fourth Year
10 Months
Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan Fees 499 499 499 452
Grad PLUS Loan Fees 3,874 3,663 3,792 3,902
Total Estimated Budget (subject to change) 142,677 137,478 140,648 138,916

The average indebtedness for the WesternU Doctor of Dental Medicine program for the last 4 years:

  • The average indebtedness for the WesternU Doctor of Dental Medicine program for the last 4 years:
    2019 Graduates $366,768
    2020 Graduates $372,748
    2021 Graduates $381,698
    2022 Graduates $402,567

    This was based on graduates that had WesternU debt.

  • The Dental Medicine program has two disbursements per academic year. One disbursement in the fall before school starts and one in the spring.

    To see a sample of what your loan repayment schedule may look like, please visit the Federal Student Aid Repayment Estimator Calculator.

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    Financial Aid and Scholarships

    Western University of Health Sciences provides financial support to recruit and retain outstanding students. No one should think that higher education is beyond his or her reach simply because of cost. With the help of federal, state, institutional and private funded scholarships and awards, students can achieve their educational goals for the future. Many WesternU colleges and programs offer incoming students recruitment scholarships based on the strength of a student’s admissions application and interview as well as their contributions to the community. A separate application is not required. When a student is accepted into the program and selected for a scholarship, the offer will be made at the same time that the admissions offer is made.