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Costs at the College of Dentistry

Tuition and fees are set by the University Board of Regents and may be changed at any time. The current tuition and fee rates are available from the Registrar’s Office, College of Dentistry. The following quotations are offered as guidelines only.

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
Academic Year 2019-2020
Dental Resident Tuition and Fees

Class of 2023 (Freshman)

Pre-Defined Table
Fee 1st Semester 2nd Semester Summer Session Total
Tuition $15,815.00 $15,815.00 $7,905.00 $39,535.00
Student Fees $611.00 $611.00 $234.00 $1,456.00
Instrument 3 $2,870.00 $2,870.00   $5,740.00
Technology Fee $205.00 $205.00   $410.00
Equipment Replacement Fee $1,025.00 $1,025.00   $2,050.00
Library Fee1 $106.25 $125.00 $56.25 $287.50
Anatomy Lab Fee 4 $55.00 $55.00   $110.00
Student Health Insurance2 $1,130.00 $1,580.00   $2,710.00
TOTAL $21,817.25 $22,286.00 $8,195.25 $52,298.50

Class of 2022 (Sophomore)

Pre-Defined Table
Fee 1st Semester 2nd Semester Summer Session Total
Tuition $15,815.00 $15,815.00 $7,905.00 $39,535.00
Student Fees $611.00 $611.00 $234.00 $1,456.00
Instrument 3 $2,870 $2,870   $5,740
Technology Fee $205.00 $205.00   $410.00
Equipment Replacement Fee $1,025.00 $1,025.00   $2,050.00
Library Fee1 $106.25 $125.00 $56.25 $287.50
Student Health Insurance2 $1,130.00 $1,580.00   $2,710.00
TOTAL $21,762.25 $22,231.00 $8,195.25 $52,188.50

Class of 2021 (Junior)

Pre-Defined Table
Fee 1st Semester 2nd Semester Summer Session Total
Tuition $14,378.00 $14,378.00 $7,187.00 $35,943.00
Student Fees $611.00 $611.00 $234.00 $1,456.00
Instrument 3 $2,870.00 $2,870.00   $5,740.00
Technology Fee $205.00 $205.00   $410.00
Equipment Replacement Fee $1,025.00 $1,025.00   $2,050.00
Library Fee1 $81.25 $143.75 $62.50 $287.50
Student Health Insurance2 $842.35 $1,179.29   $2,021.64
TOTAL $20,012.60 $20,412.04 $7,483.50 $47,908.14

Class of 2020 (Senior)

Pre-Defined Table
Fee 1st Semester 2nd Semester Summer Session Total
Tuition $13,436.00 $13,436.00   $26,872.00
Student Fees $611.00 $611.00   $1,222.00
Books and Instrument $3,920.00 $3,920.00   $7,840.00
Technology Fee $205.00 $205.00   $410.00
Equipment Replacement Fee $1,025.00 $1,025.00   $2,050.00
Library Fee1 $75.00 $106.25   $181.25
Student Health Insurance2 $842.35 $1,179.29   $2,021.64
TOTAL $20,114.35 $20,482.54   $40,596.89

Dental Nonresident Tuition

Pre-Defined Table
Fee 1st Semester 2nd Semester Summer Session Total
Tuition $32,972.00 $32,972.00 $16,481.00 $82,426.00

All other fees remain the same as for a resident student.

Advanced Standing Program Tuition and Fees

Year 1 (D2 Begins Second Semester)

Pre-Defined Table
Fee 1st Semester 2nd Semester Summer Session Total
Tuition   $34,423.20 $17,211.08 $51,634.28
Student Fees   $611.00 $234.00 $845.00
Instruments   $2,875.00   $2,875.00
Technology Fee   $206.00   $206.00
Equipment Replacement Fee   $1,025.00   $1,025.00
Library Fee1   $125.00 $56.25 $181.25
Student Health Insurance2   $1,580.00   $1,580.00
TOTAL   $40,444.00 $17501.00 $57,945.82

Year 2 (D3)

Pre-Defined Table
Fee 1st Semester 2nd Semester Summer Session Total
Tuition $34,423.20 $34,423.20 $17,211.08 $86,057.48
Student Fees $611.00 $611.00 $234.00 $1,456.00
Instruments $2,875.00 $2,875.00   $5,750.00
Technology Fee $206.00 $206.00   $412.00
Equipment Replacement Fee $1,025.00 $1,025.00   $2,050.00
Library Fee1 $81.25 $143.75 $62.50 $287.50
Student Health Insurance2 $842.35 $1,179.29   $2,021.64
TOTAL $40,064.00 $40,463.00 $17,508.00 $98,034.62

Year 3 (D4)

Pre-Defined Table
Fee 1st Semester 2nd Semester Summer Session Total
Tuition $34,423.20 $34,423.20   $68,846.40
Student Fees $611.00 $611.00   $1,222.00
Instruments $2,875.00 $2,875.00   $5,750.00
Technology Fee $206.00 $206.00   $412.00
Equipment Replacement Fee $1,025.00 $1,025.00   $2,050.00
Library Fee1 $75.00 $106.25   $181.25
Student Health Insurance2 $842.35 $1,179.29   $2,021.64
TOTAL $40,058.00 $40,426.00   $80,483.29

Dental Hygiene Tuition and Fees

Pre-Defined Table
Dental Hygiene‒Resident $285.61/credit hour
Dental Hygiene‒Nonresident $796.19/credit hour
Dental Hygiene Instruments $1,030.00/semester
Technology Fee $100.00/semester
Anatomy Lab Fee 25.00/per year 3
Equipment Replacement Fee $310.00/semester
Student Health Insurance $1,130.00/1st semester1
  $1,580.00/2nd semester1
Library Fee $6.25/credit hour
Dental Hygiene (Lincoln Campus)-Student Fees $645.00/semester
  $250.00/Summer2

Dental and Dental Hygiene Estimated Living Expenses

For more information, please visit UNMC Office of Financial Aid - Cost of Attendance.  

Residency information

For more information, please visit UNMC Office of Student Services - Nebraska Residency.

Tuition Refunds

A student who withdraws from the University during a term for which he/she is registered is entitled to claim a refund of tuition. For more information, please visit UNMC Office of Student Services - Tuition Refund Schedule. The University’s current policy for a tuition refund is:

Pre-Defined Table
First week 100%
Second week 75%
Third week 50%
Fourth week 25%
Fifth week None

Financial Aid

Judith Walker, Director
Room 2046, Student life Center, Omaha
402-559-4199

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Office of Financial Aid administers a variety of financial aid programs including academic scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment. Please visit UNMC Office of Financial Aid or contact their office directly at 402-559-4199, 1-800-626-8431, or email finaid@unmc.edu for more information.

Students are encouraged to visit UNMC Financial Aid web site for additional information regarding the financial aid processes. 

Return of Federal Student Aid Funds / Repayment of Student Financial Aid Funds

Federal student financial aid is provided to students to fund their direct and indirect costs as determined by the institutional cost of education. Failure to complete a required term of enrollment may result in the need to refund or repay federal student financial aid for costs not incurred.  For complete information, please visit UNMC Financial Aid - Return of Federal Student Aid Funds.

Students receiving federal student financial aid are required to contact the Office of Financial Aid prior to finalizing a leave of absence or complete withdraw. Appointments can be made by calling the Financial Aid office at (402) 559-4199 or email FinAid@unmc.edu. A financial Aid Counselor will discuss how the withdrawal will affect a student's current and future financial aid, if any funds will need to be repaid to UNMC.

Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid

This regulation applies to all students in receipt of federal student financial aid. 

The following federal student aid policies apply to all students in receipt of federal student loans (loans, grants, work study). Students are responsible for reading/understanding these policies.If you have questions regarding the policies, please contact the UNMC Office of Financial Aid: 402-559-4199. Students are also responsible for the Student policies found on this Web page: http://wiki.unmc.edu/student_policies

Satisfactory academic progress -  Appeal and reinstatement of financial aid eligibility:  http://webmedia.unmc.edu/studentservices/docs/satisfactory-academic-progress011713.pdf  

Return of Title IV funds: http://www.unmc.edu/financialaid/_documents/return-to-title-iv-funds-policy.pdf

Textbooks, Instruments and Materials

All dental instruments issued to the student are the property of the College of Dentistry. As these items become necessary for the various courses, they are issued to the student. Upon completion of the course and prior to the conferring of the degree, all issued equipment and instruments are to be returned to the College in satisfactory condition. If any issued item is lost or damaged beyond usefulness, the student must replace it at his/her/their own expense. If for any reason additional supplies become necessary, the student must pay for the needed item(s).

Should a student leave the College before graduation with a degree, all issued books, instruments, and unused supplies must be returned to the College of Dentistry before any University Tuition and General Fee refunds will be made. 

Dental Student Books, Equipment & Supply Policy

Books

All books issued to dental students by the College are issued on a lease/purchase arrangement until the student graduates from the College. Upon completion of the dental program and the conferral of the D.D.S. degree, all issued books become the property of the student.  Beginning with Fall 2017, the college will no longer issue books to entering students. Students will be responsible for obtaining assigned books. This policy will continue annually until no books will be issued by the college.

Dental Instruments, Equipment and Equipment Replacement Fee

Equipment and dental instruments are leased to students and checked out as needed for specific purposes. They are to be returned in satisfactory condition. Students are responsible for payment for damaged or lost equipment and dental instruments as follows:

Handpieces and Titan Scalers

  • First $100 of repair cost for damaged handpieces/handpiece components or Titan Scalers
  • 50% replacement fee for first lost handpiece/handpiece components (either high speed or slow speed handpiece/components)
  • 50% replacement fee for first lost Titan Scaler
  • 100% replacement fee for lost handpieces/components and Titan Scalers after first lost handpiece/components or Titan Scaler

Hand Instruments

  • No charge for first 10 damaged hand instruments (if exchanged for a new instrument)
  • $4/hand instrument for first 10 lost hand instruments
  • Full replacement fee for damaged or lost hand instruments after the first 10 damaged/first 10 lost

Other Equipment and Instruments (including but not limited to articulators and cassettes)

  • First $100 of repair cost for damaged other equipment or instruments
  • 50% replacement fee for lost other equipment or instruments
  • 100% replacement fee for lost other equipment or instruments after first lost other equipment or instruments

Fees for Technology, Supplies,and Services

Students pay a service fee which provides for technical support, a limited amount of printed, photocopied or electronic course materials, basic and preclinical laboratory supplies, use and laundering of COD clinic gowns, pre-clinical and clinical dispensing services and other items or services necessary for student participation in the academic programs at the College.  Students attending UNMC College of Dentistry will also have access to University of Nebraska - Lincoln services such as libraries, campus recreation, and health center. 

Withdrawal of Students

If a student leaves the program before graduation, all issued equipment and supplies must be returned before the College will authorize any University tuition and general fee refunds, release of transcripts and letters of recommendation or any other information as determined by the College.

If a withdrawing student wishes to have a refund on issued books, the returned books will be submitted by the College of Dentistry to the UNMC Bookstore for possible acceptance for refunds. A student will be eligible to receive any refunds issued by the UNMC Bookstore up to a maximum determined by the College of Dentistry. The maximum will take into account recapture of subsidy for books by the College of Dentistry. The student may keep any books for which the UNMC Bookstore will not issue a refund.

Housing Facilities

Information about available housing for families or single students can be obtained from the Division of University Housing, 1115 N. 16th Street, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Box 880622, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0622, (402) 472-3561.

Placement Service

The College of Dentistry maintains a placement information service for students and recent graduates to aid them in finding practice locations and associateship opportunities. Dentists who wish to sell their practice or acquire an associate may contact the College to have the opportunity listed and presented to students.