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Program Cost

Major Requirements 2019-2020


Major requirements may be done before or after Dental Assisting courses based an academic plan.  Major requirements does not include support courses or prerequisites for courses as indicated with a writing placement exam.

Total Cost Estimate Breakdown for Dental Assisting

 Resident Tuition (minimum 26 credits at $223/credit hour) 
    Does not include preparatory or developmental courses

Non-Resident Tuition (minimum 26 credits at $789/credit hour)
    Does not include preparatory or developmental courses

Course Fees   varies
Student Fees (based on full-time enrollment) >$450 

Dental Assisting Course Cost

Dental Assisting courses are completed over the course of an entire academic year (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters).  Cost is distributed over the the three academic semesters depending on the individual courses taken in each semester, number of total credits, etc.).

Itemized Cost Breakdown for Dental Assisting Program

Resident Tuition (32 credits at $223/credit hour) $7136
Non-Resident Tuition (32 credits at $789/credit hour) $25248
Lab/Program Fees  $3574
Student Fees (based on full-time enrollment) >$450  
BLS/CPR Certification (2-year certification)  $80
Textbooks  $552
Uniforms and Shoes $360
 Annual Parking Permit  

Additional Costs

Additional Costs for Dental Assisting

CDA Exam (via Dental Assisting National Board) $425

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend this program can be found at the Financial Aid gainful employment website.