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.
Find out how much your education will cost—and how to pay for it
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How much does it cost to attend the School of Dentistry?
Your tuition and fee costs will depend on several factors, including your academic program and your residency classification (whether you’re considered an in-state or out-of-state student). You can use IUPUI’s interactive tuition and fee estimator as a starting point for figuring out your costs.
Remember, though, that you may have to pay additional School of Dentistry program and clinical fees that aren’t reflected in the estimate. You can search IUPUI’s master fee list to find out what additional fees you may have to pay.
What options do I have for paying for my education?
Your financial aid options, like your tuition and fee costs, will depend on your academic program.
D.D.S. students are eligible for several forms of federal financial aid, including:
- Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans
- Federal Direct PLUS Loans
- Health Professions Student Loans
- Loans for Disadvantaged Students
- National Health Service Corps scholarships and loan repayment
Another option is service-based scholarships, which cover tuition, fees, and a monthly stipend for students who agree to provide dentistry services to members of the U.S. military or in underserved areas of the U.S. or U.S. territories after graduation.
In addition, the School of Dentistry offers a number of donor-funded scholarships.
Financial aid is awarded to eligible IU-IDP students on the basis of financial need, citizenship, and federal law. You can learn more about who is eligible for financial aid on the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid website.
Federal student loans are available to qualified students in the M.S., M.S.D., and Ph.D. programs. A limited number of small scholarships are awarded by the school’s academic departments.
The University Graduate School can help you explore options for paying for graduate school.
Dental assisting and dental hygiene students have a number of financial aid options, including:
Special information for dental assisting students
IUPUI dental assisting students are eligible to receive financial aid. However, upon your admission to IUPUI, you will be classified as a pre–dental assisting student until you are accepted into one of the dental assisting programs. Pre–dental assisting students do not qualify for financial aid, so you will be not be awarded any aid until you have been admitted to one of the programs.
Take the first step
No matter which academic program you’re applying to, the first step in being considered for financial aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). IUPUI uses this to determine your eligibility for financial aid, calculate your need, award your aid, and prepare your financial aid notification (FAN).
The FAFSA becomes available October 1 of each year, and you should submit it by the priority deadline of March 10.Learn more about submitting your FAFSA