Penn Dental Medicine

Academic Programs & Admissions

DMD Program » Tuition & Fees

2015-2016 Expense Budget Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Tuition $70,294 $70,294 $70,294 $70,294
General Fee 2,686 2,686 2,686 2,686
Instrument Mgt. Service Fee 9,992 7,728 7,274 6,632
Technology Fee 878 878 878 878
Dental Clinical Fee 625 625 625 625
Room and Board 17,821 19,667 19,667 17,821
Books and Supplies 1,282 1,282 1,282 1,282
Miscellaneous 7,522 6,346 9,126 7,916
Total $111,100 $109,506 $111,832 $108,134

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.

Instrument Mgt. Svc. Fee
Charge over four years for all required instrumentation and sterilization services. IMS charge is higher in the first and second years in order to purchase additional required dental equipment.

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

Dental Clinical Fee
Covers a variety of expenses related to clinical and preclinical practice including disposable gowns, lab coats, materials and other expenses.

Room and Board
Allowance reflects an average cost of room and board.

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.

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 (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