DHI Student Costs

Year 1: Tuition and Costs - (payable directly to the college)
*NOTE: All costs are estimates and subject to change.

Item Cost/Student
Tuition1  
Fall semester: 17 credit hours (16 hours or more @ $1,216/term; less than 16 hours @ $76/credit hour) $1,216
Spring semester: 17 credit hours (16 hours or more @ $1,216/term; less than 16 hours @ $76/credit hour) $1,216
Summer term: 9 credit hours (9 hours or more @ $684/term; less than 9 hours @ $76/credit hour) $684
Fees:  
Student Activity Fee ($35.00 per term fall and spring only) $105
Campus Access Fee ($85.00 per term fall and spring; $25.00 summer) $195
Computer Technology Fee
($3.00 per credit hour / max. $48 fall/spring; $27 summer)
$123
Professional Liability Insurance ($6.00 per term) $18
Total Tuition and Fees $3,557

Year 1: Estimated Costs for Materials and other Expenses

Item Cost/Student
Fall Semester  
Textbooks (new book prices) $1,000
Instruments (2 sets) – available at Wake Tech Bookstore $780
Supplies: sharpening horse, DH key – available at Wake Tech Bookstore $925
Supplies: pens, pencils, tackle box, kitchen timer, hand mirror, etc. $175
Uniforms (3 sets) – varies depending on items selected; shoes; safety glasses $350
ADHA Student Dues ($65 to ADHA credit card; $15 to NCADHA check) $80
CPR Class $50
Physical Examination (varies depending on immunizations) $100
Hepatitis B Vaccine (3-injection series at $50/injection, Wake County Human Services) $150
Tuberculosis Skin Test (required annually) $25
Criminal Background Check - Castle Branch $37
Spring Semester  
Textbooks (new book prices) $350
Instruments (1 set) – available at Wake Tech Bookstore $500
Summer Term  
Textbooks (new book prices) $0
Total Estimated Materials and Expenses $4,522

Total Estimated Cost for First Year of Dental Hygiene is $8,079  
1Tuition for in-state students, with the assumption that all credit hours are needed (to include non-DEN courses). Tuition for non-residents is $268 per semester credit hour for less than 16 credits in fall or spring and less than nine (9) in summer. If more than  16 credits in fall or spring, tuition is $4,288 per term; if more than nine (9) credits in summer, tuition is $2,412 per term.
NOTE: All costs are estimates and subject to change.


DH II Student Costs

Year 2: Tuition and Fees - Paid Directly to the College
*Check for updates

Item Cost/Student
Tuition1  
Fall semester: 14 credit hours  (16 hours or more @ $1,216/term; less than 16 hours @ $76/credit hour) $1,216
Spring semester: 16 credit hours  (16 hours or more @ $1,152/term; less than 16 hours @ $76/credit hour) $1,216
Fees  
Student Activity Fee ($35.00/term, fall and spring only) $70
Campus Access Fee ($85/term fall and spring; $25 summer) $170
Computer Technology Fee ($3/credit hour; max. $48 fall and spring, $27 summer) $90
Professional Liability Insurance ($6/term) $12
Graduation Fee (Due at start of graduation semester) $0
Total Tuition and Fees $2,774

  Year 2: Materials and Other Expenses (estimates)

Item Cost/Student
Fall Semester  
Textbooks (new book prices) $375
Instruments (ultrasonic tips and cassette; supplemental instruments and cassette) $700
ADHA Student Dues ($65 to ADHA credit card; $15 to NCSADHA check) $80
CPR Class (if certification from first year expired) $50
Tuberculosis Skin Test (required annually) $25
Criminal Background Check Renewal - Castle Branch $5
Spring Semester  
Textbooks (new book prices) $165
Criminal Background Check - Wake County Public Schools (Community Dentistry Rotation) $25
Total Estimated Materials and Expenses $1,425

  Year 2:  Board Exams and Licensure Expenses (estimates; to outside agencies)

Item Cost/Student
North Carolina State Licensure - NCSBDE2 $75
National Board Exam Fees2 $455
CITA Exam Fee 2, 3 $975
CITA Facility Use and Staffing Fee4 $275
Total Estimated Board Exams and Licensure Expenses $1,780

Total Estimated Cost for Second Year of Dental Hygiene is $5979
1Tuition for in-state students, with the assumption that all credit hours are needed (to include non-DEN courses). Tuition for nonresidents is $268 per semester credit hour if less than 16 credits in fall or spring and less than nine (9) in summer. If more than 16 credits in fall or spring, tuition is $4,288 per term; if more than nine (9) credits in summer, tuition is $2,412 per term.
2Board exam and licensure fees are determined by the respective board agencies and are subject to change. All fees listed are for 2020.  National board fees are typically due in February; CITA fees in March/April; and licensure fees 90 days prior to the date license is to be issued. 
3Students may wish to buy replacement instruments prior to the clinical board exam. Costs vary.
4Facility Use Fee is determined by the host site for the CITA Exam. Fees for UNC-CH/AB-Tech June 2020 are listed.