Budgets & Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance (COA) represents the maximum amount of financial aid that you can receive. The COA is also an estimate of the total expenses required for one year in an educational program. This estimate includes tuition/fees, books & supplies, and allowances for living expenses. At UF, COAs are determined by the Office for Student Financial Affairs⤷. Refer to the SFA site for more information about how COAs are calculated⤷.

Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics

2023-24 Cost of Attendance IN-STATE P.O.P.E.(Fall & spring) Out-of-State P.O.P.E. (Fall & Spring) In-state P.O.P.E.(Summer) Out-of-State P.O.P.E.(Summer)
Tuition/Fees $12,744 $30,140 $4,779 $11,304
Books and Course Materials* $2,376 $2,376 $759 $759
Transportation $1,570 $1,570 $520 $520
Living Expenses (Off Campus Housing) $17,390 $17,390 $5,460 $5,460
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,760 $1,760 $530 $530
Federal Student Loan Fees** $320 $320 $160 $160
Estimated Total Budget $35,840 $53,240 $12,048 $18,573

AEGD Hialeah

2023-24 Cost of Attendance AEGD Hialeah (Fall & spring) AEGD Hialeah (Summer)
Tuition/Fees $46,466 $23,233
Books and Course Materials* $810 $320
Transportation $2,180 $726
Living Expenses (Off Campus Housing) $15,032 $5,097
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $3420 $893
Federal Student Loan Fees** $320 $160
Estimated Total Budget $67,568 $30,269

The above information is for individuals currently in or starting the program Fall 2023. Add Summer column to get total COA for Fall, Spring, and Summer.

*Books and Course Materials also include Supplies, Scrubs, Equipment, etc.

**Graduate PLUS Loan Fees applied if loan type is utilized

Why Does the COA Matter?

1. Cost Comparison

The COA is the best figure available to compare the costs of dental schools. Tuition is not the only number that matters in cost comparison! You should also take into consideration the area cost of living, how much you’ll need to make trips home, etc. While the COA does not necessarily represent the actual, full cost of dental school, it is a very close estimate.

Note: The current COA is a good estimate for next year’s COA as it is not anticipated to change substantially.

2. Financial Aid

The COA represents the maximum amount of financial aid that you can receive. Please note that “financial aid” includes scholarships, grants, and loans. You cannot receive financial aid that goes above and beyond the COA. Financial Aid to cover COA is available for and divided up among the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

The good news is that you are NEVER required to borrow loans up to the full COA! The COA is a maximum, not a requirement. Conservative borrowing in dental school is strongly encouraged.

Special Note: Students who are married and/or have children should understand that federal financial aid is designed to help pay for the costs for the student to attend school; it is not intended to support other family members. The only exception is for students who have dependent children in daycare. Such students may be able to receive a COA increase for daycare. Requests for daycare cost allowances must be submitted to the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Office⤷.

Program Costs

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. Tuition and fees are payable in two equal installments in August and January of each academic year. You will be updated in late spring to pay tuition in the summer semester.

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

Supplies, Maintenance, Instrument Leasing, and Equipment

Dental instruments, digital technology, course supplies, and book/dental store allotments are students expense in all of programs. The student will be required to purchase equipment during their first semester. An equipment allowance may be added to the student’s cost of attendance to allow the student to use financial aid to pay for the equipment. Requests for daycare cost allowances must be submitted through the Budget Increase Form for the correct award year.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Gainesville, Florida is comparatively low. This reduces the total costs of education for Florida dental students as compared with other metropolitan areas. Food, transportation, and housing allowances are included in the COA. These allowances are based on actual Gainesville-area costs and updated annually.


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 ongoing use of a laptop computer to be able to function in the current learning environment. An allowance for computer costs is included in the Computer & Cell Phone category of the DMD COA.

Miscellaneous Expenses

Additional required expenses for successful completion of the program include but are not limited to, the following: scrubs, loupes, etc. These expenses are included in the Miscellaneous/Personal category.