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

Cost & Financial Aid

Tuition*

For the current Tuition Rate go to http://www.temple.edu/bursar/tuition_rates.htm

Instrument Fees*

Currently Enrolled Students

Item Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Instrument lease, purchase and sterilization fees (for currently enrolled students only) $7,440 $ 5,764 $4,120 $4,500

Other Costs*

Item First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year
Tuition (PA) $55,696 $55,696 $5,5696 $55,696
Tuition (Non-PA) 62,898 62,898 62,898 62,898
University Fees 890 890 890 890
Room 10,000 12,000 12,000 9,000
Board 5,400 6,180 6,180 5,200
Books 1,332 1,600 1,000 1,200
Supplies 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Personal Expenses 6,532 7,840 8,196 6,070
Loan Fees 456 502 502 432
Total Expense - PA 88,746 91,472 89,584 83,988
Total Expense - Non PA $95,948 $98,674 $96,786 $91,190

ASDA Dues: $ 95

* Fees and costs are subject to change.

Financial Aid

Temple Univeersity Student Financial Services: www.temple.edu/sfs

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 $256,962 (based upon the 2016-2017 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 http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.  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 www.studentloans.gov.

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 2017-18

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
 
 
Support for a member of SNDA 
 
Awarded to a SNDA member, junior student with good academic standing.
Number of SNDA Student: 1
Funds available in 2017-18 $3,000
 
 
Maurice H. Kornberg/Abramson Scholars:
 
Two freshman students selected each year 
Funds available in 2017-18: $50,000
 
 
Emergency/Hardship Funding:
 
Funds Available: Aproximately $10,000
See donor list below
 
 
Sources of Funds
Kornberg School Budget, Alumni Donor contributions and funding from Foundations/Organization
 
 
Total Scholarship Distribution from School Budget and Alumni Contributions: Over $500,000
(due to annual financial budget variations, scholarship distributions are subject to change)

 

Scholarship Description and Criteria

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 www.nhsc.hrsa.gov. For Armed Services information, please contact your local recruiting center.

Abramson Family Foundation Scholarship
Provide scholarships each year for two students entering the pre-doctoral program - candidate selection based on demonstrated financial need and undergraduate academic achievement

ADEA-Crest Oral B Scholarship
Provide scholarships for enrolled students who demonstrate interest in advanced education, show commitment to pursuing an academic career in dental education and are members of the ADEA

American Dental Association Award of Excellence
Scholarship awarded to a dental student member of ASDA who is in good academic standing, participated or displayed leadership in extracurricular school activities, has been involved with local community service and is an active participant in furthering the cause of organized dentistry

American Dental Association foundation
The ADAF offers scholarships to dental students who are in the second year of study at time of application, must be enrolled full time, demonstrate financial need and have a minimum cummulative GPA of 3.25 based on a 4.0 scale

Bagramian, Amen & Isabel Scholarship Fund
Provide scholarships for enrolled students who have financial need and are in good academic standing

Bailey, Margaret A. Scholarship Fund
Provide scholarships for enrolled students who have financial need and are in good academic standing

Ballots, John & Joan Fund
Provide scholarships for enrolled students who have financial need and are in good academic standing

Dean's Scholarship Fund
Provide scholarships for academic achievement and financial need

Defonce, Donald Memorial Scholarhsip
Provide scholarships for financially needy enrolled students, with preference given to students who are former or current residents of South New Jersey

Delaward Institute for Dental Education & Research (DIDER) Scholarship
Based on availability, DIDER provides financial assistance to enrolled students who are residents of the State of Delaware

Delta Dental Loan to Scholarship Fund
A loan to scholarship initiative given to a freshman student based on financial need and their intention to practice denstiry in an underserved area after graduation

DeMarco Scholarship Fund
Provide scholarships for enrolled dental students in need of financial assistance

Dental Class of 1932 Award
Provide scholarships for senior dental students with high academic averages and/or demonstrated excellence in dental clinical practice

Dental School Scholarship Fund
Provide scholarship funding for honorary students with financial need

Dental Trade Alliance Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship is offered to enrolled student, who have financial need, are in good academic standing, and demonstrate a strong interest in charitable work and community service

Dimeo, William E. Scholarship Fund
Provide assistance for dental students who have completed a FAFSA application

Dragan, William B. DDS Scholarship fund
Provide scholarships for incoming students who have financial need, are the 1st member of their family to graduate from college, and have demonstrated leadership characteristics

Edell, Nathan Fund
Provide tuition assistance for dental school students

Esposito, John DDS Scholarship
Provide scholarships for incoming dental students from Pennsylvania or New Jersey who are the first in their family to attend dental school

Goldman, William Foundation
Provide scholarships for dental students who are in top 1/3 of their class, have financial need and have completed the first year of dental school

Grant, I Henry Scholarship
Provide an award to a junior dental student who is in good academic standing, have financial need, and is also a member of the Student National Dental Association

Herman, Louis Hardship Fund
Provide financial assistance to dental students who are experiencing temporary financial difficulty - academic achievement not considered in the funding selection process

Hispanic Dental Association Scholarship
Provide scholarships for student members of the Hispanic Dental Association - candidates must demonstrate commitment and dedication to improving oral health - awardees must be able to attend the scholarship reception in New York City.

Horace Wells Club Trust
Offer scholarships for dental students who residents of Connecticut, have demonstrated financial need, are in good academic standing, and have a commitment for providing care to the underserved

Klimen, Cary DDS Excell in Ethics Scholarship
Provide annual awards to dental students in the top 66% of their class who exhibit personal values and actions that demonstrate integrity and eithics

Lapsley, Howard G. Scholarship Fund
Scholarships awarded to students who attend any osteopathic or dental school that is accredited by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Osteopathic Association or the Council on Dental Education of the ADA - recipients are chosen based on their community outreach endeavors, leadership skills and achievement achievement

Marcus Family Fund
Provide scholarships for incoming freshmen based on undergraduate academic achievement and/or disadvantaged status

McNinch, John, DDS Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provide scholarships for students based on financial need and/or academic achievement

Monroe County Dental Society
Provide scholarships for dental students who are in good academic standing and are residents of Monroe County, New York

Moran, Julia Trust Fund
Offered to two Kornberg senior dental students who are in the top 20% of their class, have financial need and a history of endeavors that would be considered contributions to the dental profession during their enrollment. 

Philadelphia County Dental Society
Provide scholarships to 2nd and 3rd year dental students based on financial need and academic achievement

Pierre Fauchard Fondation Scholarship
Provide an award to a junior dental student based on academic achievement, outstanding communication skills, integrity and financial need

Sands, George C. Scholarship Fund
Provide scholarships for dental students with financial need - preference given to students from the areas of Bucks or Montgomery County, PA

Savitz, P. George Scholarship Fund
Scholarships offered to dental students with financial need

Simyar, Robert Hooman Emergency Fund
Provide financial assistance to eligible students who are experiencing temporary financial difficulty - academic achievement not considered in the funding selection process

Spies, Henry A. Scholarship Fund
Provide scholarships for dental students who have financial need

Strutzel, Louis & Esther Fund
Provide scholarships for dental students with demonstrated financial need

Strutzel, William M. & Carole Knopf
Provide scholarships for dental students with demonstrated financial need

Tanaka, Terry Humanitarian Award
The award is given to a senior dental student in recognition of their outstanding exemplay volunteer services during dental school enrollment-recipient is chosen by the organization

Temple Dental Alumni Fund
Provide scholarship to a 2nd year student based on good character, academic achievement and financial need

Verdi, Frank Scholarship Fund
Provide scholarships for dental students who demonstrate academic excellence, has financial need, and preferably, residents of southern New Jersey

Willits, Harry Student Assistance Fund
Provide scholarships for dental students based on academic achievement

York County Community Foundation Scholarship
Provide financial assistance to dental students who are in good academic standing and are residents of York County, PA

 

Housing Information

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. An apartment guide, to be used as a reference, is prepared annually for new students. Students are also encouraged to use the internet and facebook for obtaining housing option information.

For additional information about scholarships and housing options, please contact:

Terry Griffin
Senior Student Services Coordinator
Kornberg School of Dentistry
Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
Phone (215) 707-2952
terry.griffin@temple.edu