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Estimated Expenses

Estimated Expenses Academic Year 2013-2014

The overall cost for attending the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine is very reasonable compared with dental school education throughout the country because of the moderate tuition and modest cost of living in the Alton area. The estimated educational costs* for each year are as follows:

Year I

Year II

Year III

Year IV






Student Fees***










Books & Supplies





National/Regional Board Dental Examinations





Total Expenses





 *Costs are estimated and are subject to change.

**Tuition expenses are subject to change. Out-of-State Tuition is $85,656 per year.

*** Student Fees are subject to change and include the following required fees:  Student Welfare & Activity Fee, Athletic Fee, University Center Fee, Student Fitness Center Fee, Information Technology Fee, Student Success Center Fee, Facilities Fee, Instrument Rental Fee and Facility and Equipment Use Fee.
◊ Instruments purchased by a student remain the student's property after graduation.

◊◊Tuition and student fees for the summer semester add approximately an additional $7,604 to the total expenses for Year II and Year III students.

The tuition and fees portion of the above educational costs are payable in two equal installments due the first week of August and the first week in January. Costs for instruments are due and payable in full during the August registration of each year.

Annual average living and personal expenses for the Alton, IL area are $15,856.

Tuition and Fee Refund Policy:

All withdrawals must be cleared by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

All withdrawals must generally be completed by the end of the 8th week of classes.  Inquiries regarding withdrawal deadlines should be directed to the School of Dental Medicine Office of Student Affairs.

A 100% refund of tuition and mandatory fees (including the Student-to-Student Grant fee but excluding the late registration fee) is possible only if withdrawal and refund requests are officially completed within the first 2 weeks of the term.

All textbooks, instruments and/or library materials on loan must be returned before a withdrawal becomes effective and a refund is approved.

A partial refund of 50% of tuition and mandatory fees shall be given if your withdrawal from the University is processed after the first 2 weeks of the term and before the last day of the 4th week of the term.

An administrative fee, not to exceed the lesser of 5% of the assessed charges or $100, is assessed for partial refunds.

No tuition or mandatory fees shall be refunded after the deadlines stated above except for students entering military service for six months or longer, or students in grave circumstances who demonstrate to the satisfaction of the chancellor or the chancellor's designee that, for reasons beyond their control, they are unable to continue their educational program. Nothing in this policy shall preclude the chancellor from complying with any applicable state or federal law or regulation.

In the event of academic withdrawal or dismissal, a student may request a refund from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, located on the main campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE).  This information is per the SIUE policy on refund of tuition and fees.  The Office of Student Services at the SIU School of Dental Medicine may provide assistance in this process.

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