Costs, Financial Aid and Scholarships

Dean Zambon with scholarship recipients.

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2021 -2022 Estimated Cost of Attendance

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine offers the International Dentist Program (IDP) for the internationally trained dentist who seeks to practice dentistry in the United States. The IDP program is two years in duration, beginning in May with an intensive preparatory summer course. Graduates receive a DDS degree and are eligible to participate in the various licensure examinations given across the country.

The International Dentist Program consists of:

  • Summer Program
  • Third Year of DDS Program
  • Fourth Year of DDS Program

Estimated expenses for the summer program and the 3rd & 4th years of DDS program are detailed below. Please note that all costs documented are estimated, and all figures are subject to change.

Continuing Education Summer Program (Loan 1)

Mandatory Continuing Education Summer Program Budget
Continuing Education Summer Program Fee* $75,000
Notebook Computer Purchase $2,325
Reduced 1st and 2nd Year Supply Purchase $7,361
Handpieces $3,701
Miscellaneous Supplies $1,000
Summer Student Medical Insurance (Domestic Rate) $353
Housing and Board $3,325
Transportation and Personal Expense $1,055
CE Summer Program Total $94,120

* Continuing Education Summer Program Fee is $75,000 

The Continuing Education Summer Program Fee is paid in two installements: 
        $5,000 deposit due upon admission to the program
        $70,000 balance due by March 1 prior to Program start date

Year 1 (Loan 2)

Academic Year 1 Budget:
Tuition - New York State Resident $36,900
Tuition - Non-New York State Resident $62,950
Comprehensive Fee $2,382
Academic Excellence and Success Fee $525
Activity Fee $200
Student Yearbook Fee $65
Student Medical Insurance (Domestic Rate) $3,011
CMS Fee $10,000
Handpieces $2,025
3rd Year Supply Purchase $2,227
Textbooks $1,488
Simulation Clinic Fee $173
International Student Fee $220
Housing, Board, Transportation, and Personal Allowance $18,986
Year 1 Total: US Citizen/Permanent NYS Resident $75,957
Year 1 Total: US Citizen/Non-Permanent NYS Resident $102,227
Year 1 Total: International Non-NYS Resident $104,252

Year 2 (Loan 3)

Academic Year 2 Budget
Tuition - New York State Resident $36,900
Tuition - Non-New York State Resident  $62,950
Comprehensive Fee $2,382
Academic Excellence & Success Fee $525
Activity Fee $200
Student Yearbook Fee $65
Student Medical Insurance $3,011
CMS Fee $10,000
Textbooks $717
International Student Fee $220
Housing, Board, Transportation, and Personal Allowance $18,986
Year 2 Total: U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident & NYS Resident $72,786
Year 2 Total: U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident & non-NYS Resident $98,836
Year 2 Total: International Non-NYS Resident $99,056

Additional Information

The University at Buffalo bills students for Tuition and Fees each Fall and Spring semester.

  • Fall bills are due in late August
  • Spring bills are due in early January

Payment plans are available for students who wish to break their semester bills into several, smaller payments. For more information, please visit the UB Student Accounts website (https://www.buffalo.edu/studentaccounts.html)

Please Note:

Penalties for Non-Payment: Service Indicators / Holds are assigned each term to every bill that is not paid in full.

The service indicator / hold prohibits: registration for subsequent semesters; sending of transcripts and diplomas; and release of any information about your academic career.

Financial Aid

International Dentist Program participants who plan to apply for loans to fund participation in the International Dentist Program must be aware that you will need to apply for 3 SEPERATE loans (One for the Summer semester and one for each academic year).

This is necessary because loans for the Continuing Education Summer Program will be certified by the School of Dental Medicine Continuing Dental Education Office (CDE), whereas the loans for the standard tuition and fees you will pay for the Fall / Spring semesters during the two academic years of the program will be certified if you apply and qualify for them, by the University at Buffalo Financial Aid Office.

Scholarships

Scholarships and information can be found here.

Contact Us

Phone: 716-829-6926
Fax: 716-829-2731
idp@buffalo.edu
Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., M-F

IDP Admissions
School of Dental Medicine
315 Squire Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY  14214