cost of a dental education depends on many factors, but the bottom line is that
while dental school is expensive, it should prove to be an affordable and
worthwhile investment. Dental students depend on a variety of options to
finance their dental educations, such as grants, scholarships and loans, so it
is important that you stay informed about all your options.
It is also important for you to establish contact early on with your school's financial aid office (FAO) as they will be a key player in working with you to ensure you get the best funds available to pay for dental school. Your relationship with the FAO can also be extremely beneficial in helping you stay up to date on any changes to financial aid programs that may impact you, and with preparing you for repayment after you graduate.
Devoting time now to planning how you will pay
for dental school is just as important as applying. The investment you make
should prove rewarding, as dentists continue to rank among the top wage earners in the
The ADEA AADSAS® application opens in mid-May!
Find out how to apply for financial aid to pay for dental school.
Thinking about taking a gap year? Read this blog post about handling your student loans.
As a dental student, plan ahead with the AAMC/ADEA Dental Loan Organizer and Calculator.
The 2021-2022 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools is now available!
Make sure to check out all of our helpful financial aid resources.