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Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree

Tuition and Financial Aid


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Admission Fees

Upon notification of acceptance into the program, applicants are required to submit a nonrefundable tuition deposit of $1,500 to reserve a position in the class. This deposit will be applied toward tuition, fees or any other student obligation during the first semester of attendance. ​The deposit is due upon receipt of the student's admissions offer.
All accepted students are required to complete a background investigation conducted by the CU School of Dental Medicine prior to matriculation.

Residency Classification for Tuition Purposes

The CU School of Dental Medicine accepts Colorado residents and non-residents. Students are initially classified as accountable (non-resident) or sponsored (resident) for tuition purposes during the admissions process. The requirements for establishing residency are defined by Colorado law. For more information regarding residency classification, including specific qualifications for veterans, please visit the Office of the Registrar's website.


The School of Dental Medicine is a member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) program which helps students in Western states enroll in selected out-of-state professional programs. Residents of Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and Wyoming are considered for acceptance under this program. For additional information and to apply for certification (deadline is October 15th of the year preceding admission), please visit the WICHE website. If a student does not receive WICHE funding, the student will be classified as accountable (non-resident).

Financial Aid 

For more information about financial aid services, how to apply and important deadline dates, please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.

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