As of February 2014, the cost of tuition is $114.22 per credit for in-state students and $398.51 per credit for out-of-state students. The estimates for tuition based on 88 credits at these per-credit rates are In-state students: $10,051.36 and Out-of-state students: $35,068.88 Tuition is due at the beginning of each term and can be determined by multiplying the number of credits by the cost per credit hour.
Additionally, over the course of the program, students should expect to pay approximately $1,000 for books, $150 for uniforms and clinical shoes, $55 for professional dues and $15.50 annually for malpractice insurance. Most laboratory courses have an additional fee of $100 and $150. Students are responsible for purchasing their own instruments and personal protective equipment for a cost of approximately $3,000.00. All costs are subject to change.
Students are also responsible for examination fees, for the national dental hygiene board examination and Florida licensure examination.
All students at the Medical Campus should apply for financial aid, which includes the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work Study, and Federal Subsidized loans. The Campus also offers emergency short-term loans and a variety of scholarships.
Applications can be made in the Financial Aid Office (Room 1201) on the Medical Campus. Those who apply before April 1st for the following academic year are given priority. Only courses in which students have registered before the 100 percent refund date qualify for financial aid. For additional information, call the Financial Aid personnel at 305-237-4160.