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Example – (DMD)



  • All budgets are estimated costs and subject to change.
  • The budget is for the student and educational expenses during the period of enrollment only.
Number of Months12121210
Tuition and Fees
Student Body Fees40.00$40.00$40.00$40.00
Graduation FeesN/AN/AN/A$350.00
Vital Source (subject to change)$1,125.00$939.00$766.00$787.00
Dental Instrument and Supply Fee$6,842.00$6,842.00$6,842.00$6,842.00
Digital Media Fee (subject to change)$491.00$491.00$491.00$316.00
Top Hat$24.00$24.00$24.00$24.00
Mobil Live Scan fingerprinting (1st year only)$85.00N/AN/AN/A
Membership Dues ASDA, CDA$98.00$98.00$98.00$98.00
Exam for CDC IIN/ANA$50.00N/A
HSAC Insurance$55.00$55.00$55.00$55.00
iPad (mini)$499.00N/AN/AN/A
Henry Schein$350.00N/AN/AN/A
E human/3D interactive tool$223.00N/AN/AN/A
BUDGET ITEMS/Estimated Costs
Living Expenses (R&B/Personal)$24,195.00$24,195.00$24,195.00$20,163.00
Transportation 58.5$3,625.00$3,625.00$5,800.00$4,730.00
Loupes and Light$2,000.00N/AN/AN/A
ADEX (takes the place of WREB)N/AN/AN/A$3,500.00
Law and Ethics Exam (new)N/AN/AN/A$125.00
Intergrated National Board Dental Examination INDBEN/AN/AN/A$810.00
Back Ground Check/Additional Mobil Live Scan$175.00$175.00$175.00$175.00
Direct Unsub Loan Fees (1.057%)$499.00$499.00$499.00$452.00
Direct PLUS Loan Fees (4.228%)$3,128.00$2,954.00$3,044.00$3,205.00
TOTAL BUDGET$124,287.00$119,985.00$122,207.00$121,720.00
  • The average indebtedness for the WesternU Doctor of Podiatric Medicine program for the last 4 years:
    2019 Graduates $218,242
    2020 Graduates $241,833
    2021 Graduates $261,832
    2022 Graduates $232,687

    This was based on graduates that had WesternU debt.

  • The Podiatric Medicine program has two disbursements per academic year. One 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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