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Tuition & Fees

2020-2021 Expense Budget
Tuition $77,612 $77,612 $77,612 $77,612
General Fee $3,452 $3,452 $3,452 3,452
Instrument Mgt. Service Fee $11,386 $8,108 $9,488 $7,848
Technology Fee $980 $980 $980 $980
Dental Clinical Fee $700 $700 $700 $700
Clinic Fee $630 $630 $630 $630
Room and Board $19,262 $21,188 $23,114 $19,262
Books and Supplies $4,836 $1,936 $2,103 $1,936
Personal $2,809 $3,090 $3,371 $2,809
Transportation $1,040 $1,144 $1,248 $1,040
Health Insurance $3,734 $3,734 $3,734 $3,734
Exam Fee $0 $425 $2,725 $0
Total $126,441 $122,999 $129,157 $120,003

The educational budget, as outlined, is revised annually.


Covers full-time attendance at Penn Dental Medicine.

General Fee

A General Fee is assessed to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and directly funds Penn’s non-instructional student support services. The General Fee for full-time students provides them with full access to a wide variety of services and resources, including counseling and wellness, multicultural resource centers, student activities, recreation and fitness, career services, learning support, and much more.

Instrument Management Service 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, classroom supplies and lights and loupes.


Includes blood pressure monitor, stethoscope, computer allowance, cell phone allowance, immunization costs, etc.

Health Insurance and Clinic Fee

Covers the usage of Student Health Services.


Covers expenses related to getting to and from school.

Exam Fees

Covers NBDE I and II and ADEX 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 (215-898-1988).

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