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Annual Fees with Certificate

2020-2021 DScD Program ( with Certificate) 1st Year Educational Expense Budget
Tuition Fee $37,488
General Fee $3,452
Technology Fee $980
Room and Board $23,114
Books and Supplies $2,004
Transportation $1,248
Personal $3,371
SHS Clinic Fee $315
*Health Insurance $3,734
Total $75,706

Tuition Fee: Full-time attendance at Penn Dental Medicine.

General Fee: 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.

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

Room and Board: Estimate reflects an average cost of room and board.

Books and Supplies: Estimated cost for required textbooks and supplies.
Personal: Personal expenses, cell phone allowance, immunizations, etc.

Transportation: Covers expenses related to getting to and from school.

Health Insurance: Covers insurance through the University of Pennsylvania. (All full time students are required to have adequate health insurance).

Clinical Fee: Covers usage of Student Health Services.

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. Please contact the Office of Student Life to discuss the process necessary to apply for a budget increase.

The health insurance is based on single person coverage at the University of Pennsylvania. If you need family coverage the fee will be higher and you may need to request a budget increase. Please contact Penn Dental Medicine’s Office of Student Life and Academic Affairs at 215-898-9988. or by email

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