School of Dental Medicine

Tuition and Fees

Below are tables outlining the investment for School of Dental Medicine tuition and mandatory student fees. Rates below are shown annually.

Academic Year 2021 - 2022


Dental DDS Resident$41,344 
Dental DDS Non-Resident Accountable Students$66,647*Please see Accountable Student rate explanation below.
Dental DDS Non - Resident$86,339**Please see Dental DDS Non - Resident rate explanation below.


Post Pandemic Tuition Credit Academic Year 2021 - 2022

The Board of Regents approved a 3% tuition increase for students in the 2021-2022 academic year (Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022), but the 3% tuition increase will be “bought down” by the one-time campus use of federal HEERF III relief funds for the coming fiscal year for students. This will reflect on your student account as a 3% increase in tuition with a 3% offsetting credit (Post-Pandemic Tuition Credit waiver) applied to cover the increased tuition cost.

Dental DDS Resident$1,240 
Dental DDS Non-Resident Accountable Students$1,240*Please see Accountable Student rate explanation below.
Dental DDS Non - Resident$2,590**Please see Dental DDS Non - Resident rate explanation below.


Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Dental DDS Resident$40,140 
Dental DDS Non-Resident Accountable Students$65,443*Please see Accountable Student rate explanation below.
Dental DDS Non - Resident$83,824**Please see Dental DDS Non - Resident rate explanation below.


*Accountable Student Rate is the resident rate + the Accountable Support Fee. Accountable rates will be assessed on student accounts 3-5 business days after enrollment. For more information on the accountable student fee, please visit the School of Dental Medicine's website.

**​Dental DDS Non-Resident Rate This will only be charged if the non-resident student voluntarily chooses to withdraw from dental school after completing the first year for any reason other than a medical disability. The student will be obligated to pay the School of Dental Medicine the difference between the non-resident tuition that would have been assessed and the tuition and accountable student support fee.
FeePer TermPer YearDescription
Academic Support Services Fee$64.00 This campus-wide fee contributes funds for instructional and academic services, including maintaining, developing, upgrading and enhancing library resources for students, both on-site and remote (67%); the student information and records system and its interactive web delivery (for example- registration) (26%); and online instruction and learning management systems such as Blackboard (7%) .  This Administrative Cost Fee was supported by student vote through a referendum in Spring 2005.
Activity Fee $20.00This fee is used to support the activities of the Student Senate and the student's home school student governance organization.
Deferred Payment Plan Charge$35.00 Students who sign up for the Deferred Payment Plan, which allows their semester tuition and fee balance to be paid in three monthly installments.  The fee applies each semester when signing up for the payment plan.
Dental Plan:  Students on Tuition Remission $275.00This fee is for a dental services plan covering all students at Anschutz Medical Campus enrolled in basic science Ph.D. programs that participate in the campus tuition remission plan.
Health Insurance Late Waiver Charge$25.00 Effective Fall 2015 there will be a late waiver fee of $25 assessed to students who submit an insurance waiver to be reviewed after the posted deadline but before finale eligibility is loaded around census.
Health Insurance Plan $5,900.00All degree seeking students enrolled in 1 or more credit hours at Anschutz Medical Campus are required to have health insurance.  Students carrying their own insurance may request this fee be waived if their plan is considered comparable.  This fee pays for a comprehensive insurance plan covering student injury and illness, known as Plan A (High Option).  For more information, contact the Office of Student Health.
Hybrid Courses (e.g. online with lab)$50.00 A $50 course fee is assessed for each hybrid course taken. This fee will be used to support CU Online and the Learning Management System, including ongoing operations and administrative overhead directly for CU Online.
International Student Fee$150.00 Provides funding for implementation and maintenance of the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), immigration advising, advocacy, academic advising, cross cultural adjustment support, and other services provided to international students by the Office of International Affairs. Permanent Residents are excused from the fee.
Internationally Sponsored Student Charge$100.00 An administrative charge to international sponsors of students enrolled at Anschutz Medical Campus.  This charge funds an International Sponsored Student Coordinator to meet the needs of sponsor organizations as well as provide support to sponsored students.
Late Registration Penalty$60.00 A late registration penalty will be charged to students who are authorized to register after their regular registration period (this includes Candidate for Degree and Doctoral Thesis registrations). The registration penalty is separate and distinct from any penalty that may be assessed for late payment of tuition and fees.
Matriculation Charge (one-time charge for incoming students) $140.00Revenues from this charge are used to provide registration and records services to students and alumni and covers the cost of student ID badges.  This is a one-time charge for incoming students.  
Online Courses$100.00 A $100 course fee is assessed for each online course taken.  This fee will be used to support CU Online and the Learning Management System, including ongoing operations and administrative overhead directly for CU Online.
Outstanding balance service charge (monthly)  Students who do not pay their tuition and fee bill by the payment due date indicated on their electronic billing statement are subject to a service and late charge each month on the past due portion of their account balance.
Returned Check Charge (per item returned)$20.00 Students who submit invalid bank items (checks, e-checks, etc.) to CU Denver are subject to a returned check charge. This includes but is not limited to items returned for insufficient funds, stopped payments, and invalid account numbers.
RTD College Pass Program$37.70 Anschutz RTD College Pass Program - This student activity fee, approved by a student election in fall 2008, is required of all degree-seeking students at the Anschutz Medical Campus.  It supports the RTD College Pass Program and covers contractual payments due to RTD and the cost of providing term decals and student badges.  Revisions require student vote.


FeePer TermPer YearComments
Accountable Student Support Fee $25,303.00Students in professional health care programs at the Anschutz Medical Campus that are nonresidents at the time of their enrollment participate in the Accountable Student Program and sign a contract to pay this support fee.  The program applies to both nonresident and resident students who started the program as nonresidents.  This fee is split between Fall and Spring.
Instrument Lease & Materials Management Fee$2,105.00 This fee funds the provision, management, and sterilization requirements of all clinical instruments, materials, and supplies used by dentistry students in all years of their training.