Penn Dental Medicine

Academic Programs & Admissions

DMD Program » Tuition & Fees

2014-2015 Expense Budget Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Tuition $68,278 $68,278 $68,278 $68,278
General Fee 2,586 2,586 2,586 2,586
Room and Board 17,302 19,094 19,094 17,302
Books and Supplies 1,245 1,245 1,245 1,245
Miscellaneous *7,357 6,213 ***8,859 7,684
Instrument Mgt. Service **9,712 7,361 6,632 6,377
Technology Fee 677 677 677 677
Clinic Fee 607 607 607 607
Total $107,764 $106,061 $107,978 $104,756

The educational budget, as outlined, is revised annually.

Covers full-time attendance at Penn Dental Medicine.

General Fee
Covers access to University libraries, graduate student activities, recreational facilities, and other University services not directly associated with specific courses.

Room and Board
Allowance reflects an average off-campus shared residence on a ten-month basis for first and fourth year students, and an eleven-month basis for second- and third-year students.

Books and Supplies
Includes required textbooks and classroom supplies.

Includes health insurance, background checks, loan fees and personal expenses.
This estimate is higher in the 1st-year to provide an additional allowance to purchase required loupes and lights. ***This estimate is higher in the 3rd-year to provide an additional allowance for the first licensing exam.

Instrument Management Service
Charge over four years for all required instrumentation and sterilization services. **The IMS fee is higher in the first and second years in order to purchase additional required dental equipment.

Technology Fee
Established to advance and improve computer technology at Penn Dental Medicine.

Clinic Fee
Covers apparel required in all laboratory and clinical areas and the school’s clinic fee.

Additional costs directly related to attending our program may necessitate an increase in the educational budget in order to be able to borrow additional funding. Requests for an increase in the budget should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services at 215-898-1988.

Note: Students eligible for a Penn Dental Medicine need-based grant can receive this support for a maximum of four years.

For additional information, see Financial Aid.

The Robert Schattner Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030