USC University of Southern California

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Cost of Attendance

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Program

Estimated cost of attendance for 2019-2020

Direct Costs Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Tuition $97,725 $97,725 $97,725 $61,150
Instrument Management Services Fee $4,683 $4,683 $4,683 $3,122
Dental Equipment $10,160 $3,211 $350 $350
Health Insurance $2,118 $2,118 $2,118 $2,118
Student Health Center Fee $982 $982 $982 $982
Loan Fees $2,670 $2,670 $2,670 $1,780
National Boards $0 $435 $0 $435
Disability insurance $53 $53 $53 $53
Scrubs Fee $420 $0 $0 $0
Dental Gown Usage Fee $165 $165 $165 $110
ASDA/CDA Dues $93 $93 $93 $93
Topping Student Aid Fund $16 $16 $16 $16
Graduate Orientation Fee $50 $0 $0 $0
Grad Student Programming Fee $86 $75 $75 $75
Total School Costs $119,221 $112,226 $108,930 $70,284
Allowances for Indirect Costs
Room and Board $23,575 $23,575 $23,575 $17,682
Transportation $3,335 $3,335 $3,335 $2,501
Personal/Misc $3,059 $3,059 $3,059 $2,294
Estimated Cost of Attendance $149,190 $142,195 $138,899 $92,761

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and mandatory fees are payable the first week of each trimester (September, January, May) and is the same for resident and non-resident students. A large percentage of USC dental students receive financial assistance. Students may apply for a variety of financial aid based on need and ability. Financial need is usually met through a combination of State and Federal loans, private loans, personal resources, and family support.

The preceding budget represents estimates of expenses which will be used as a guide in evaluating a student’s financial need and also in the distribution of financial aid. Dental, extra medical costs, car payments, debts, charge accounts, spouse’s education and child care cost are not figured into these budgets. Estimated standard budgets are based on a single person, living off-campus (Not living on campus or in University owned housing.) Amounts will vary depending on individual lifestyles.