2014-2015 Estimated Program Cost

Dental hygiene education requires considerable additional expenses, over and beyond tuition, for books, instruments/supplies, materials, board examination, etc. A cost estimate is provided but may not be actual costs and/or is a comprehensive list of expenses. 

Iowa Central Community College Tuition Cost

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First Semester

Resident Tuition (17 credit hours) @ $143.00/credit hour
(includes student fees)
  $2,669.00
*DHY-174 Principles of Dental Hygiene Course Fees   $775.00
Personal Protect Equipment (Eye wear, professional shoes)   $100.00
Dental hygiene instruments   $1,000.00
Typodonts   $200.00
Text books (estimated)   $650.00 

Second Semester

Resident Tuition (15 credit hours) @ $143.00/credit hour
(includes student fees)
  $2,355.00
*DHY-180 Dental Hygiene I Course Fees   $775.00
Iowa Dental Hygiene Annual Session (travel, lodging, registration)   $200.00
Text books (estimated)   $500.00

Third Semester

Resident Tuition (10 credit hours) @ $143.00/credit hour
(includes student fees)
  $1,570.00
*DHY-280 Dental Hygiene II Course Fees   $775.00
Text books (estimated)   $450.00
Magnification eyewear   $1,000.00

Fourth Semester

Resident Tuition (15 credit hours) @ $143.00/credit hour
(includes student fees)
  $2,355.00
*DHY-292 Dental Hygiene III-Clinic Course Fees   $775.00
Text books (estimated)   $450.00
Student Faculty Meeting   $25.00

Fifth Semester

Resident Tuition (13 credit hours) @ $143.00/credit hour
(includes student fees)
  $2,041.00
*DHY-302 Dental Hygiene IV-Clinic Course Fees   $775.00
Dental Hygiene National Written Examination   $380.00
CRDTS Examination Fee   $915.00
State Jurisprudence Exams, Child Dependent Adult Abuse Course   $50.00
Licensure to the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners   $260.00
Text books (estimated)   $150.00

Other Fees

Personal Health Insurance    
IDHA Annual Session    
Transportation to class and practicum educational sites

*uniforms, laundry service, lab coats, disposable items, dental x-ray film badge monitoring service and American Dental Hygiene Association student membership dues (SADHA).

Exams Needed for Licensure

National Board Exam
Morning session (8:30-12:00) – 200 multiple choice
Afternoon session (1:00-5:00) – 150 case study questions
  $380.00

Central Regional Dental Testing Service (CRDTS) – 1 day
Cost - $915.00 plus site fee ($75 at Creighton, $400 at U of M)
Need to rent cavitron ($85), handpiece ($65)
Motel, gas, food for you and your patient
Some students purchased new instruments

   
Jurisprudence Exam
Taken at Academic Resource Center
50 questions-paper, not computer
  $5.00

Child/Dependent Adult Abuse Course (As part of class)

  $5.00

Licensure cost to the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners
Every state will require a fee

  $260.00
May meeting
Responsible for your own transportation, motel room, meals
   

*Above costs are an estimation only