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How Much Does Dental Hygienist School Cost?

 
average costMedium: Associate Degrees Average $4,600 In-State; $10,000-$21,000 Out-of-Statehigh costHigh: Bachelor's Degrees Average $20,000-$27,000 In-State, $36,000-$99,200 Otherwise
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While scraping away plaque buildup and tracking gum health, dental hygienists[1] educate patients on oral health. Students specializing in preventative dental care earn either a two-year associate or a four-year bachelor degree. Generally the bachelor's degree holder will earn more money over the course of a career. Both programs cost the same as any other program at a community college or university.

Typical costs:

  • Earning an associate degree through a community college is accomplished through one year of classroom study and one year of clinical. The two-year program averages $4,600 for in-state students according to the American Association of Community Colleges. Tuition for students from out of the area runs $10,000-$21,600 for two years.
  • A bachelor's degree in dental hygiene requires two years of undergraduate studies followed by two years of clinical work. Cost for the four-year program at a public college or university averaged $20,000-$27,200 during 2006-2007 for in-state residents. Out-of-state students paid around $36,000-$99,200. Four years of tuition at private college averaged $80,000.
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Additional costs:
  • The cost for books and supplies varies depending on which degree program is selected. Bachelor students will spend an average of $1,200-$1,500 per year on the first two years of undergraduate work. The first year of clinical work will require about $700 in books and another $275 the second year.
  • Instruments, uniforms and equipment for the clinical portion of the education runs about $1,400 the first year and $1,700 the second.
  • Graduation from either program equals eligibility to sit for the Clinical Board Exam. Passing the $950 test earns a license to practice.
Discounts:
  • Eligibility for federal grants or student loans is determined after completion of the FAFSA[2] form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The form may be completed by hand or online and must be submitted for each school year.
  • The American Dental Hygienists Association annually awards scholarships to qualified students.
Shopping for dental hygienist school:
  • The American Dental Hygienist Association maintains a list of dental hygienist programs[3] by state.
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Dental hygiene
Amount: $50,000.00 total
Posted by: Tooscentsational in Unknown, Other.Posted: April 8th, 2013 06:04PM
Length of Program: 18monthsSchool: Concorde career college
This school is way over priced for what little education you get!!
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Amount: $10,000.00 total
Posted by: jenRdh in lake worth, FL.Posted: March 9th, 2010 05:03PM
Length of Program: 2 yearsSchool: palm bch community college
10,000 which included all costs. supplies, uniforms, books, etc
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External Resources:
  1.  www.adha.org/education-careers
  2.  www.fafsa.ed.gov
  3.  www.adha.org/education-careers
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