Many pre-dental students worry about the cost of attending dental schools. The average student can expect to be in $200,000+ debt after completing their DDS/DMD program. This number is huge and can be overwhelming to some students, and some students may even consider a career change. The reality is, students should not be worrying about the cost of dental school until they actually get accepted into a dental program. Once you are accepted into a DDS/DMD program you will meet with your school’s financial aid officer and you WILL receive loans for dental school. You will not be turned down because you can’t pay for dental school.
The three common routes for financing dental school are listed below:
1. The Military