Tuition & Fees

2018-2019 Expense Budget
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Tuition $74,598 $74,598 $74,598 $74,598
General Fee $3,162 $3,162 $3,162 $3,162
Instrument Mgt. Service Fee $10,840 $7,574 $8,740 $7,038
Technology Fee $932 $932 $932 $932
Dental Clinical Fee $664 $664 $664 $664
Room and Board $18,700 $20,570 $20,570 $16,830
Books and Supplies $3,482 $1,782 $1,782 $1,782
Personal $2,850 $3,000 $3,000 $2,750
Transportation $1,040 $1,144 $1,144 $1,044
Health Insurance $3,446 $3,446 $3,446 $3,446
Clinic Fee $586 $586 $586 $586
Exam Fee $0 $435 $2,730 $0
Total $120,300 $117,893 $121,354 $112,828

The educational budget, as outlined, is revised annually.


Covers full-time attendance at Penn Dental Medicine.

General Fee

The general fee supports facilities such as the library systems, museums, and special laboratories, and access to University fitness facilities.

Instrument Management Service Fee

Charge over four years for all required instrumentation and sterilization services. IMScharge 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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