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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Academic Year 2021 Educational Expense Budget
(for PASS Class of 2023)

Budget Amount
Tuition $38,806
General Fee $1,726
Instrument Fee (IMS) $7,332
Technology Fee $980
Dental Clinical Fee $350
Room & Board $11,556
Books & Supplies $4,836
Personal $1,686
Transportation $624
Health Insurance $2,169
Clinic Fee $315
Total $70,380

Tuition and expense budget for third- and fourth-year DMD students – See DMD tuition and fees


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 Fee

Charge for all required instrumentation and sterilization services.

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 & Board

Allowance reflects an average cost of room and board.

Books & Supplies

Includes required textbooks, classroom supplies and lights and loupes.

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

Health Insurance & Clinic Fee

Covers the usage of Student Health Services.


Covers expenses related to getting to and from school.

Permanent residents and U.S. citizens are eligible for financial assistance only in the form of government-sponsored loans. International students are eligible to apply for private educational loans but will need an approved U.S. citizen or permanent resident co-signer. International applicants who are accepted into the PASS Program must demonstrate proof of adequate personal financial resources for the full two and one half years of study before an I-20 student visa application can be issued.

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