There are a number of
costs associated with applying to dental school that many students do not think
about ahead of time. Make sure to set aside money to cover these expenses
before you start the application process so you don’t find yourself in a bind
ADEA AADSAS® Application Fees: The ADEA AADSAS application fee for your
first dental school is $245. Each additional school you apply to is $98. ADEA
AADSAS does offer application fee assistance to those who demonstrate extreme financial
Dental School Supplemental Fees: Most dental schools require applicants
to pay a supplemental fee. Most fees are $35 or more and change from year to
year, depending on applicant numbers. The fees vary by school, so check specific
schools to determine their supplemental fees.
in mind that if you secure an interview with a dental school, you may have to
travel and stay in a hotel near the school. It is important to put aside
funding for these visits because money is the last thing you want to worry
about on the day of your dental school interview. Consider the cost of travel
(plane, train, car), hotel and food while you are interviewing. You may also
have to purchase a suit for the interview if you do not already have one, so be
sure to factor in that cost as well.
Deposit: When you are accepted to a dental school and decide to attend,
you will have to give the school a deposit to hold your spot in the first-year
class. This deposit is often applied to your first-year tuition and is usually
non-refundable, even if you decide last minute not to attend the school. These
deposits tend to range from $500 to $2,000.