Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fee rates for advanced dental education students are established annually by the VCU Board of Visitors in May. For students enrolling in July 2021, after scholarship credits are applied, the costs for attendance including educational and clinical tuition and fee charges will not exceed $30,000. Tuition and fees, stipends, and scholarships are subject to change annually and are program dependent.

For international students, a School of Dentistry Advanced Dental Education International Student Educational Services Fee is charged and is subject to change. For more information on this fee, contact the Dean's Office at (804) 828-9184.

A $800 nonrefundable acceptance fee and signed contract is due upon verbal acceptance of a position in the program.

Instruments and books

In addition, approximate fees include but may not be limited to the following: 

  • ACLS – $150 (x2)
  • Digital intra-oral camera – $3,600
  • Clinic instrument fee-$400 per semester
  • Books – $500
  • Examinations – $330
  • Licenses – $100

Other fees may include registration and associated fees for required courses and meetings. Fees are subject to change. 

A $50 application fee is required when applying for admission into the M.S.D. program.

Financial aid

The Department of Periodontics and the VCU School of Dentistry offer financial aid. To receive information, please contact:

Karen Gilliam
Director, financial aid
Office of Admissions, Student Affairs and Financial Aid
VCU School of Dentistry
P.O. Box 980566
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566
Phone: (804) 828-6374