VWCC does not set all of the below fees. This is an estimate of some expenses that will occur during the program and are subject to change. Estimate based on current standards, but slight cost increases cannot be predetermined. Details about many of these items are covered in the summer orientation for accepted students. VWCC does not provide student housing. Part of the state clinical board exam requires travel to the exam site by the student and a patient (an allowance has been included, but will vary by student).
Tuition is estimated in the table below based off the following criteria. For more accurate information please visit the tuition rates and fees.
(Tuition rates below are as of Fall 2012 and subject to change.)
Estimated In-State Tuition: $135.09 per credit hour
Estimated Out-Of-State Tuition: $327.19 per credit hour
|Item||First Year||Second Year||Total|
|Books (Dental Hygiene only)||1,400.00||500.00||1,900.00|
|Instrument Kit (non-refundable)||1,500.00||1,500.00|
|Malpractice Insurance (non-refundable)||35.00||35.00|
|Clinic Lab Supplies *||400.00||200.00||600.00|
|Physical/PPD Hepavax Vaccine||330.00||20.00||350.00|
|Criminal Background Check/Urine-Drug Screening||85.00||85.00|
|CPR (Healthcare Provider)||60.00||60.00|
|National Board Exam Fee||215.00||215.00|
|State Clinical Exam||1,200.00||1,200.00|
|Clinic Use Fee||100.00||100.00|
* Some of the supplies needed for clinical activities include gloves, safety glasses, face masks, face shields, and disposable gowns. Students will be given details on when and how these may be purchased.
Note: Payment of tuition is on a semester by semester basis according to credit hours enrolled in. The total estimated tuition (in-state) is based on 70 credits. This does include the tuition for Bio 141-142 (8 credits) which are required prerequisites completed prior to the program. It does not include any costs for other prerequisites (such as Algebra I-II, Biology, and Chemistry) or developmental classes which may be needed prior to the program.
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