Costs & Financial Aid

Find out how much your education will cost—and how to pay for it

There’s a lot to consider when you’re choosing a dental school, including what it will cost and how you’ll pay for it. Though your cost of attendance and financial aid options will depend on a number of factors, there’s one thing you can be sure of—an Indiana University School of Dentistry education is a smart investment in your future.

Cost of attendance

What is cost of attendance (COA)?

The cost of attendance components are determined by law (Higher Education Act, Sec. 472), and the types of costs that may be included are specific.  The COA is intended to be an estimate of the student’s educational expenses for their period of enrollment.  Allowable costs include:

  • tuition and fees
  • room and board
  • books and supplies
  • transportation
  • miscellaneous personal expenses
  • dependent care during periods of class time, study time, field work, commuting time
  • the one-time direct costs of obtaining a first professional license

Cost of attendance (COA) change

If you are requesting to increase the overall COA, the following items may be taken into consideration:

  • Vehicle repair/mileage expenses
  • Computer Purchase
  • Dependent care allowance
  • Housing Increase
  • Professional licensure exam

If you feel the Cost of Attendance Increase Request Form below does not fully reference your special circumstance please submit a typed narrative explaining the situation with supporting documentation and we will review your situation.  Please also fill out the form with your name, student ID, e-mail address and appropriate signatures.

Checklist of Items Needed

  1. Form completed and signed
  2. Typed narrative that details the reasons for the special circumstance review (if needed)
  3. Any documentation necessary to support your appeal 


Please complete the electronic form and send the requested supporting documentation to Questions on the electronic form can be sent to the Financial Aid Liaison at

VA Education Benefits

Information about VA Education Benefits can be found on IUPUI’s Office for Veterans and Military Personnel website: or you can contact them at