Costs

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 @ $1,152/term; less than 16 hours @ $72/credit hour) $1,152.00
Spring semester: 17 credit hours (16 hours or more @ $1,152/term; less than 16 hours @ $72/credit hour) $1,145200
Summer term: 9 credit hours (9 hours or more @ $648/term; less than 9 hours @ $72/credit hour) $643.50
Fees:  
Student Activity Fee ($32.50 per term fall and spring only) $65.00
Campus Access Fee ($50.00 per term fall and spring; $25.00 summer) $125.00
Computer Technology Fee
($1.00 per credit hour / max. $16 fall/spring; $9 summer)
$41.00
Professional Liability Insurance ($6.00 per term) $18.00
Total Tuition and Fees $3,180.50

  Year 1: Estimated Costs for Materials and other Expenses

Item Cost/Student
Fall Semester  
Textbooks (new book prices) $600.00
Instruments (2 sets) – available at Wake Tech Bookstore $750.00
Supplies: sharpening horse, DH key – available at Wake Tech Bookstore $750.00
Supplies: pens, pencils, tackle box, kitchen timer, hand mirror, etc. $50.00
Uniforms (4 sets) – varies depending on items selected; shoes; safety glasses $275.00
ADHA Student Dues ($65 to ADHA credit card; $15 to NCADHA check) $80.00
CPR Class $50.00
Physical Examination (varies depending on immunizations) $100.00
Hepatitis B Vaccine (3-injection series at $50/injection, Wake County Human Services) $150.00
Tuberculosis Skin Test (required annually) $25.00
Criminal Background Check $38.00
Spring Semester  
Textbooks (new book prices) $250.00
Instruments (1 set) – available at Wake Tech Bookstore $461.00
Summer Term  
Textbooks (new book prices) $0.00
Total Estimated Materials and Expenses $3,518.00

Total Estimated Cost for First Year of Dental Hygiene is $6,719.00  
1Tuition for in-state students, with the assumption that all credit hours are needed (to include non-DEN courses). Tuition for non-residents is $264 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 $4,224 per term; if more than nine (9) credits in summer, tuition is $2,376 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
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Item Cost/Student
Tuition1  
Fall semester: 14 credit hours  (16 hours or more @ $1,152/term; less than 16 hours @ $72/credit hour) $1,008.00
Spring semester: 16 credit hours  (16 hours or more @ $1,152/term; less than 16 hours @ $72/credit hour) $1,152.00
Fees  
Student Activity Fee ($32.50/term, fall and spring only) $65.00
Campus Access Fee ($50/term fall and spring; $25 summer) $100.00
Computer Technology Fee ($1/credit hour; max. $16 fall and spring, $9 summer) $30.00
Professional Liability Insurance ($6/term) $12.00
Graduation Fee (Due at start of graduation semester) $35.00
Total Tuition and Fees $2,402.00

  Year 2: Materials and Other Expenses (estimates)

Item Cost/Student
Fall Semester  
Textbooks (new book prices) $300.00
Instruments (ultrasonic tips and cassette; supplemental instruments and cassette) $650.00
Uniforms (if replacements needed after first year) $100.00
ADHA Student Dues ($65 to ADHA credit card; $15 to NCADHA check) $80.00
CPR Class (if certification from first year expired) $50.00
Tuberculosis Skin Test (required annually) $25.00
Spring Semester  
Textbooks (new book prices) $150.00
Total Estimated Materials and Expenses $1,355.00

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

Item Cost/Student
North Carolina State Licensure - NCSBDE2 $75.00
National Board Exam Fees2 $400.00
CITA Exam Fee 2, 3 $950.00
CITA Facility Use and Staffing Fee4 $450.00
Total Estimated Board Exams and Licensure Expenses $1,875.00

Total Estimated Cost for Second Year of Dental Hygiene is $5,632.00    
1Tuition for in-state students, with the assumption that all credit hours are needed (to include non-DEN courses). Tuition for nonresidents is $264 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 $4,224 per term; if more than nine (9) credits in summer, tuition is $2,376 per term.
2Boardexam and licensure fees are determined by the respective board agencies and are subject to change. All fees listed are for 2014.  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 June 2014  are listed.