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Approximately 95 percent of the School of Dental Medicine's students receive financial aid, from a variety of sources. The Office of Financial Aid assists students in completing the application process. This office also submits approved applicants to participating lending institutions.

Sources for financial assistance for US citizens and permanent residents differ from those available for international students.

Cost of Attendance for the 2013-2014 Academic Year:

These are estimated direct costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

CLASS YEAR 2017 2016 2015 2014
TUITION 58,095 58,095 58,095 58,095
Course fee 949
SUMMER CLINIC 2,640 2,640
ACTIVITY FEE 245 245 245 245
LAB FEE 590 590 590 590
LEASING FEE 237 253 253 253
Clinic Computer Leasing Fee 190 190 190 190
Scrubs 125 125 125 125
National Board Exams 355 400
Professional Licensing exam 2300
Instrument Kits 9,116 6,638    
Budget for Replacement Items 2,500 2,500
Loupes 1,200      
Laptop Computer - required (estimate) 2,500      
BOOKS, SUPPLIES 2,550 2,730 1,920 2,250
Allowance for Student Loan Fees 1,960 1,960 1,960 1,960
LIVING EXP. (includes health fee) 19,340 19,340 23,300 23,300
TOTALS 96,148 91,470 91,818 94,848
Tuition and Fees 59,357 60,322 62,013 62,013
Books and Supplies 17,451 11,808 6,505 9,535
Living 19,340 19,340 23,300 23,300
Total 96,148 91,470 91,818 94,848

 


Partial List of Resources for International Students:

Federal financial aid is available only to students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Listed below is a partial list of alternative funding for international students.

Scholarships

Scholarships offered by Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry is based upon academic merit. International students with excellent credentials (as determined by the scholarship committee's assessment of the student's academic credentials, including DAT scores and GPA) may be eligible for consideration. The scholarship committee makes the determinations of these awards. These funds are very limited, with only 5 to 7 awards made each year.

Two possible sources for Canadian students are the International Orders of King's Daughters and Sons Healthcare Scholarship and the John Gyles Foundation.

Other scholarship and loan resources may be available. One excellent online reference is fastweb.

Loans

The following agencies will permit foreign student to borrow educational costs as long as they have a co-borrower who is a citizen of the United States. The amounts and terms will vary from agency to agency.
Citibank Grad Assist Loan: 1-800-692-8200 ext. 490
Sallie Mae's Signature Health Loan: 1-800-828-0290

In addition to those listed above, Canadian students may also be eligible for loans through their province:
Alberta Student Assistance Program: 403/427-2301
British Columbia Student Assistance Program: 604/387-6100
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP): 807/343-7260


Partial List of Resources for US Citizens and Permanent Residents:

Financial Assistance for US citizens and permanent residents consists of some scholarship assistance, but mostly student loans administered by the federal government. Student loans are obligations that must be repaid.

Scholarships

  • School of Dental Medicine Alumni Scholarships
    The School of Dental Medicine, with the support of the Alumni Association, awards a number of four-year partial tuition scholarships to entering students of outstanding achievement and potential.
  • University Financial Assistance Programs: Ukrainian Student Assistance Fund Scholarship
    Available to students in the Case School of Engineering, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Graduate Studies, and each of the professional schools, this scholarship stipulates that the applicant be a full-time student in good standing, demonstrate financial need, and normally must have at least one parent or grandparent who was born in the Ukraine. The student must be a US citizen or permanent resident and must be otherwise eligible for need-based financial assistance.
  • Stanley M. and Jane A. Prijatel and Theresa Prijatel Phipps Scholarship Fund
    This scholarship stipulates that the applicant be a full-time student in good standing, demonstrate financial need, and be of Slovenian ancestry. These funds are granted upon their avaialbilty in any given year.
  • Armed Services Scholarship Program
    The Army, Navy, and Air Force permit selected students to be commissioned as officers in their programs. Terms and conditions of each branch scholarship program are available from the Health Professions recruiter for the specific branch of service.
  • National Health Service Corps
    National Health Service Corps offers scholarship benefits to recipients including tuition, fees, and a stipend. Participants are obligated for a full year of service for each year of benefits, with a minimum obligation of two years. Further information is available through the School of Dental Medicine.
  • Other
    It is suggested that applicants check with local fraternal and community organizations and with their local dental societies. Additional resources include fastweb and BrokeScholar.

Federal Student Loans

Financial aid at CWRU School of Dental Medicine consists of loans that are administered by the federal government of the United States. The first eligibility requirement is that one must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen (i.e. permanent resident of the US). The second eligibility requirement is that of demonstrated need. To establish this, we require that all students submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) along with our application for financial aid.

Please note that while students enrolled in a graduate/professional field of study are considered to be independent, this only applies to the Department of Education, which governs the Stafford programs, including the Direct Loan Program. Students who apply for other assistance, such as a Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) or school-based aid, must supply parental information on the FAFSA and provide a copy of their parent's current federal income tax forms.

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan / Federal Direct Loan Program
Graduate or professional students may borrow funds each year through this program. Loans for periods of enrollment after July 1, 2012 are unsubsidized (non-need-based). The interest rate of the loans is fixed at 6.8%. The maximum unsubsidized loan available to most graduate and professional students is $12,000 per year. Students enrolled at the School of Medicine or Dentistry may be eligible to borrow up to this limit in unsubsidized funds.

Students must complete the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and other application documents to be considered for a Ford Federal Direct Loan. Students interested in a Federal Direct Loan must complete a FAFSA and a Federal Direct Loan application to have their eligibility determined. Repayment of these loans begins six months after graduation or after a student withdraws or drops below half-time enrollment, as determined by the school.

Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) Program (available only for Medicine and Dentistry Students)
The Health Profession Student Loan Program is offered to select students pursuing programs in medicine and dentistry. Eligibility for these loans is based on a financial need assessment of the student and the student's parent(s). Repayment of the HPSL loan is deferred until 12 months after cessation of full-time enrollment, with additional options for residency/fellowship periods.


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