Tuition and fee rates for advanced dental education students are established annually by the VCU Board of Visitors in May. For students enrolling in July 2019, after scholarship credits are applied, the costs for attendance including educational and clinical tuition and fee charges will not exceed $15,000. Tuition and fees, stipends, and scholarships are subject to change annually and are program dependent. For international students, an educational services fee also applies.
A $1,000 nonrefundable acceptance fee and signed contract is due upon verbal acceptance of a position in the program.
Instruments and books
In addition, approximate fees include but may not be limited to the following:
- Physical diagnosis course – $1,500
- Head and neck anatomy course– $400
- ACLS – $150 (x2)
- Digital intra-oral camera – $3,600
- Clinic instrument fee-$400 per semester
- Books – $500
- Examinations – $330
- Licenses – $100
The approximate total cost for instruments and books required during the course of the three-year program is less than $10,000.
Other fees may include registration and associated fees for required courses and meetings. Fees are subject to change.
A $50 application fee is required when applying for admission into the M.S.D. program. Students are responsible for all copying and miscellaneous expenses associated with the M.S.D.
The Department of Periodontics and the VCU School of Dentistry offer financial aid. To receive information, please contact:
Director, financial aid
Office of Admissions, Student Affairs and Financial Aid
VCU School of Dentistry
P.O. Box 980566
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566
Phone: (804) 828-6374