Budgets & Cost of Attendance: D.M.D.

Cost of Attendance

Federal financial aid policies limit the amount students can borrow through educational loans to the Total Cost of Attendance (TCA). The TCA is the total cost for a student to attend school for one year. This amount includes tuition, fees, books, instrument costs, and living expenses like housing, food, transportation, etc. The TCA is set by UF’s Student Financial Affairs Office (not the student). Students cannot borrow more than the TCA through federal educational loans, even if a student’s personal costs are greater than the University of Florida’s TCA. On the other hand, students don’t have to borrow the full TCA.

Students who are married and/or have children must understand that federal financial aid is designed to help pay for the costs for one student to attend school, not to support other family members. The sole exception to this, under some circumstances, is that families with children may receive additional financial aid for daycare costs. For questions regarding these federal policies or other financial aid issues, send an email to FinancialAid@dental.ufl.edu.

Please visit the Student Financial Affairs Office website for more information about how these budgets are derived.

Tuition & Fees

2016-17 D1 Tuition & Fees

  • Florida residents: $41,720
  • Non-residents: $68,202

D.M.D. Program Costs

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. This amount is payable in two equal installments in August and January of each academic year. Dental students do not pay tuition in the summer semester. However, students are required to participate in classroom and clinic activities in the summer.

Tuition costs at the University of Florida College of Dentistry are comparatively modest for Florida resident DMD students. UF offers an outstanding value to its DMD students by providing a high quality educational experience at a very reasonable cost.

Health Insurance: All students in the DMD program are required to be covered under a comprehensive health insurance policy either through their parents’ insurance or their own policy. DMD students are eligible to purchase the UF Student Health Insurance Plan administered through UnitedHealthcare Student Resources.

Computer Policy: All UF students are required to have access to a computer and the Internet. The College of Dentistry further requires incoming students to have access to and on-going use of a laptop computer in order to be able to function in the current learning environment.

Instrument Leasing: Dental students lease instruments from the college for their use in the instructional program. Leased instruments are sterilized, maintained, repaired and replaced under reasonable use as part of the leasing program. Students pay an instrument lease fee each semester which is included in Books/Supplies category of financial aid calculations.

Cost of living: Fortunately, the cost of living, including housing, food and transportation cost in Gainesville, Florida is comparatively low. This reduces the total costs of education to Florida dental students when compared with other metropolitan areas.

Miscellaneous: Required expenses for the successful completion of the DMD program are included in the Clothing/Miscellaneous category of financial aid calculations. These required expenses include, but are not limited to, immunizations, loupes, scrubs, board examination fees, etc.

Bottom Line: For 2016-2017, the total cost of attendance (rent, meals, clothing, transportation, tuition, textbooks, instruments, computer, etc.) for the University of Florida College of Dentistry DMD program is about $73,000/year for residents of the state of Florida.


2016-2017 Cost of Attendance – Years 1-4

Expenses Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Tuition $37,564 $37,564 $37,564 $37,564
UF Fees $4,156 $4,156 $4,156 $4,156
Books/Supplies $10,803 $9,878 $9,500 $6,086
Food $5,740 $5,740 $5,740 $4,470
Transportation $1,450 $1,450 $1,450 $1,090
Clothing/Miscellaneous $1,890 $2,365 $2,430 $3,795
Personal $320 $320 $320 $260
Room $9,910 $9,910 $9,910 $7,620
Computer & Cell Phone $1,760 $1,760 $1,760 $1,360
Total $73,593 $73,143 $72,830 $66,401
Out of State* $26,482 $26,482 $26,482 $26,482

*Add to Total to get complete Cost of Attendance for Out of State Residents

The above information is for individuals currently in or starting the DMD Program.