Dental Assistant

tuition & fees


Tuition for the Dental Assistant Program (2019-2020) is $4,375 for each of the program's 4 quarters, and a total of $17,500.00 for the entire program. Tuition payments are due as follows:

Prior to First Quarter $8,750.00
Prior to Third Quarter $8,750.00


Fees for the Dental Assistant Program (2019-2020) are non-refundable once the student has begun instruction during the quarter to which they apply and are due as follows:

Upon Registration Registration Fee $100.00
Prior to First Quarter Clinical Fee $500.00
Technology Fee $250.00
Uniform Fee $200.00
DANB Infection Control Exam (ICE) $250.00
Prior to Third Quarter Clinical Fee $500.00
Technology Fee $250.00
DANB Radiation Health and Safety Exam (RHS) $250.00

*Fee covers the student's first attempt. Additional attempts, if applicable, will be an additional out-of-pocket fee at student's expense

The fees listed above include the following:

  • The Uniform Fee is used to provide students with a uniform, including five sets of scrubs and a sweatshirt.
  • The Technology Fee is used to provide students with online learning resources, the learning management system, the student portal and the computerized library.
  • The Clinical Fee is used to cover the cost of students' coverage under the Center's Malpractice/Liability insurance policy, to operate and maintain the student lab and to provide me with a variety of educational affiliated clinical internship sites.

There will be no hourly charge for make-up sessions/activities.

Clinical Clearance

Students are required to have a physical examination and be medically cleared by a private physician as well as have a criminal background check performed. The background check is done through a third-party company called Certified Background. More information regarding clinical clearance will be provided in the orientation packet. The clinical clearance fees are estimated at $280.00.


Students are required to purchase all textbooks on their own.

Payment Plans

Payment Plans may be available to students on a case by case basis.

Additional Expenses

  • Room and board - students are required to make their own arrangements for housing. The cost of room and board is at the student's expense.
  • Field trips and meetings are at the student's expense.
  • Upon graduation, the student must apply for the credentialing examination. Fees for the examination are at the student's expense.
  • Student may wish to join one or more of the professional organizations in the field. Membership fees are at the student's expense.
  • Students are expected to supply their own health insurance plans.