The Kornberg School of Dentistry requires each student to pay tuition for their education.

Cost & Financial Aid


For the current Tuition Rate go to

Instrument Fees*

Currently Enrolled Students

Item Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Instrument lease, purchase and sterilization fees (for currently enrolled students only) $7,500 $ 6,380 $4,100 $4,500

Other Costs*

Item First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year
Tuition (PA) $53,044 $53,044 $53,044 $53,044
Tuition (Non-PA) 60,190 60,190 60,190 60,190
University Fees 890 890 890 890
Room 10,000 12,000 12,000 9,000
Board 5,400 6,180 6,180 5200
Books 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Supplies 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Personal Expenses 6,830 8,196 8,196 6,160
Loan Fees 456 502 502 432
Total Expense - PA 86,120 89,192 86,192 81,226
Total Expense - Non PA $93,266 $93,338 $94,058 $88,372

ASDA Dues: $ 90

* Fees and costs are subject to change.

Financial Aid

Temple Univeersity Student Financial Services:

For information on financial aid options, please click on the link above. For informaton about the Kornberg School of Dentistry financial aid applications, application procedures, loan applications, tuition costs, and Temple University Payment Plans please contact the Office of Student Financial Services: Student Financial Services will help Kornberg students to with financial aid options loan processing, payment plans and financial debt management.  For financial aid counseling, please see contact information below.

Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry
Office of Student Financial Services
Broad and Ontario Streets
Student Faculty Conference Building, LB-41
Philadelphia, PA 19140
(215) 707-2667/8978
(215) 707-2917 (FAX)

Temple University believes that education should be available to anyone on the basis of their intellectual and personal motivation, regardless of their income. In this spirit, we are eager to assist all Temple students to afford an education. The estimate average debt at the end of the DMD program is approximately $249,530 (based upon the 2014-2015 academic year costs). To take advantage of all eligible financial aid resources, it is very important that students maintain a good credit rating.

Students seeking financial assistance must complete a FAFSA form on line at  Dental students can apply for financial aid assistance for tuition, instrument costs, fees, books and living expenses.  We have prepared this information to make you aware of the financial aid opportunities available to you.

Types of Financial Aid

University Need Based Aid:

  • Health Professions Student Loan Program (HPSL)
  • Loans for Disadvantaged Students (LDS)

The above financial aid funding sources are offered to financially disadvantaged students. Interested students must provide parental information (income and assets) on the FAFSA application.

The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP): Eligible students may borrow funds directly from the U.S. Department of Education to help finance their dental school expenses. Both subsidized and unsubsidized direct loans are available. Students can borrow a maximum each year of approximately $42,700 through this program. Students can apply at

Also available is the Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan.  This is additional funding often used to supplement the Direct Student Loan.  The Federal Direct Plus Loan may be used to assist with living expenses and other costs. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 215-707-2667 for more information about about these federal loan opportunities.  

Kornberg School of Dentistry Scholarships 2016-17

Dean’s Scholars: 

Awarded to top 20% of students in each class (D2, D3, D4, at the beginning of each academic year for the performance in the previous year). The first and second place students on the list (or students in case there are ties) will receive $3,000 (1st) and $2,000 (2nd) respectively.  The rest of the students will receive $1,000 each (excluding the two top Dean’s scholars).  The selection will be based upon the previous academic year’s GPAs (Fall, Spring, and Summer).  Students who are eligible for this award must have no grades lower than “B”, no "Incompletes" , no Honor Board disciplinary action and no record of suspension of clinical privileges during the previous academic year.

Numbers of students that will benefit: Top 20% of D2, D3 and D4 Classes
Funds to be allocated: TBA
Financial Need-Rank Scholars: 
Awarded to 10 students in each Class with the greatest disadvantage status as determined by the financial need rank-list provided by the Office of Student Financial Services ($3,000 each).
Numbers of students that may benefit: 40
Funds to be allocated: Maximum $120,000
Freshman Merit Scholars: 
Awarded to 10 students in the new freshman class who have the highest GPA.
($3,000 each).
Funds to be allocated: Maximum $30,000
Support for Delaware Residents: 
Dependent on funding from the Delaware Institute for Dental Education and Research
Number of Delaware Students: 15
Funds available in 2016-17: $15,000
Support for a member of SNDA (I. Henry Grant Fund):
Awarded to a SNDA member, junior student with good academic standing.
Number of SNDA Student: 1
Funds available in 2015-16: $3,000
Maurice H. Kornberg/Abramson Scholars:
One incoming freshman student for 4 years 
Funds available in 2016-17: $25,000
Emergency/Hardship Fund:
Funds Available: $10,000
Louis Herman Hardship Fund
Simyar Emergency Fund
Sources of Funds
School’s budget contribution  
Donations (Funds)
Senior Incentive Award Scholars $76,597
Total Scholarship Distribution: Over $500,000
(due to annual financial budget variations, scholarship distributions are subject to change)

Service Scholarships

The National Health Service Corps and the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarships are service-based programs. They cover the cost of dental education and provide a living allowance in exchange for a specific number of years of service after graduation. For information about the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), please visit For Armed Services information, please contact your local recruiting center.


The Kornberg School of Dentistry is located adjacent to subway and bus routes, and just one mile from US Route 1 with access to the entire Delaware Valley. Students live in virtually every area of the city and suburbs. Housing costs are very reasonable when compared to other major northeastern cities. Students are encouraged to use the internet and facebook for obtaining housing options.

For additional information, please contact:

Terry Griffin
Senior Student Services Coordinator
Kornberg School of Dentistry
Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
Phone (215) 707-2952