ITDP (Internationally Trained Dentist Program)

The Internationally Trained Dentist Program offers an opportunity for dentists who are graduates of foreign dental schools to obtain a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.  Graduates of the ITDP will be eligible to take most state and regional dental licensing examinations offered in the U.S. (a few states still require US citizenship for dental licensure).  For information about applying, the selection process, Frequently Asked Questions and costs, visit the U-M School of Dentistry website. This page addresses financial help and student budgets for the ITDP.

EDUCATIONAL BUDGET (ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE)

Winter Term
2016 (D2)
$19,860
TUITION *
$80
REGISTRATION FEE *
$84
MANDATORY FEES *
$1,955
INSTRUMENT FEE #1 *
$3,688
INSTRUMENT FEE #2 *
$400
INSTRUMENT DEPOSIT
$119
COURSE FEES *
$413
TECHNOLOGY FEE *
$1,074
BOOKS & SUPPLIES
$10,990
LIVING EXPENSES ***
$38,663
TOTAL BUDGET

Spring/Summer Term
2016 (D3)
$19,860
TUITION *
$80
REGISTRATION FEE *
$84
MANDATORY FEES *
--
INSTRUMENT FEE #1 *
--
INSTRUMENT FEE #2 *
--
INSTRUMENT DEPOSIT
$825**
COURSE FEES *
--
TECHNOLOGY FEE *
$730**
BOOKS & SUPPLIES
$10,990**
LIVING EXPENSES ***
$32,569
TOTAL BUDGET

Fall Term
2016 (D3)
$19,860
TUITION *
$80
REGISTRATION FEE *
$84
MANDATORY FEES *
$1,545**
INSTRUMENT FEE #1 *
--
INSTRUMENT FEE #2 *
--
INSTRUMENT DEPOSIT
--
COURSE FEES *
$413**
TECHNOLOGY FEE *
$380**
BOOKS & SUPPLIES
$10,990**
LIVING EXPENSES ***
$33,352
TOTAL BUDGET

Winter Term
2017 (D3)
$19,860
TUITION *
$80
REGISTRATION FEE *
$84
MANDATORY FEES *
$1,545**
INSTRUMENT FEE #1 *
--
INSTRUMENT FEE #2 *
--
INSTRUMENT DEPOSIT
--
COURSE FEES *
$413**
TECHNOLOGY FEE *
$380**
BOOKS & SUPPLIES
$10,990**
LIVING EXPENSES ***
$33,352
TOTAL BUDGET

 

* These items are included on student bill (for Winter Term 2017, these charges will total $26,199). Tuition is set by the U-M Board of Regents each June and will change in July 2017.
** These costs will change based on future 2017-18 budget
*** Living Expenses represent housing costs (rent, security deposit, utilities, groceries, and restaurant/carry-out expenses) and personal/miscellaneous expenses (allowance of about $362 a week for items such as long distance phone calls, extracurricular activities, personal hygiene items, etc. This also includes $5,538 for the purchase of student health insurance.)

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents

If you are a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, you are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

To apply, submit the following by Nov. 20, 2016:

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA and include parental data on the FAFSA which will allow the Office of Financial Aid to review your  eligibility for Dental School grants and the Health Profession Loan (which is interest-free while you are a student)
  2. Complete a Dental Applicant Data Form, available on the main Dental financial aid page.
  3. Submit a copy of your 2015 Federal Income Tax Return
  4. Submit a copy of your parent(s) Federal Income Tax Return (including a foreign tax return if your parents live overseas). Your application will be processed for the Winter 2017 Term (Jan. 3, 2017 to April 14, 2017)
  5. Financial aid application materials for the 2017-2018 academic year (May 3, 2017 to August 18, 2018) will be available in late January 2017. An e-mail will be sent at that time with application instructions.

International Students

Federal regulations and University of Michigan policy severely limit the types of financial assistance available to international students. University admissions policies require that students who are admitted with an F-1 visa have enough resources to meet their expenses throughout their stay at U-M. F-1 students cannot use private educational loans to demonstrate the required financial resources; instead, a student must demonstrate non-loan financial resources. More details are available once a student has been admitted.

Some U.S. lenders will provide private education loans for admitted, international students who have a qualified U.S. co-signer. Some require that the student have a Federal Social Security number prior to applying (Wells Fargo and Citizens Bank do not require this). It can take up to eight weeks to process these private loans, so make sure you apply early after you are admitted to ensure that the funds are available to pay your Winter term 2015 tuition account by 1/7/15. Private education loans are not verified and processed until you are admitted to the ITDP program.

To apply: You and your co-signer should apply online with the lender you choose. The initial loan period will be January 2016 to April 2016. Please note that you will be attending: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Information about private lenders can be found on our Private Education Loans page. Additional general information can be found on our web page for international students.

U-M PAYMENT PLAN FOR TUITION CHARGES

The University of Michigan provides an optional Payment Plan which allows students to spread payment of anticipated educational expenses for winter term over five payments. Winter term installments are due monthly November 30 through March 31. 

The Payment Plan is an alternative option to the normal UM payment schedule . Students may enroll in the U-M Payment Plan through Wolverine Access. Enrollment for Winter Term U-M Payment Plan opens in mid October. The Payment Plan is not available for Spring, Spring/Summer, or Summer terms. Further information can be found on the Student Financial Services website.