UMKC’s Doctoral of Dental Surgery (DDS) Program is a four-year Professional degree program.  Learn more about current tuition and fee rates. Please note that students are required to attend summer classes during years 3 and 4.

The School of Dentistry has exchange agreements with Arkansas, Hawaii, Kansas and New Mexico to offer resident tuition for the residents of those states. A limited number of highly qualified applicants from other states are accepted each year, but typically are responsible for full non-resident tuition. The Chancellor’s Historically Underrepresented Minority Non-Resident Award waives the non-resident tuition for students who identify themselves as African American, Hispanic, or Native American.

A limited number of scholarships ranging from $5,000-$20,000 are available based on academics, diversity, leadership, service and financial need.  For more information, please contact the Office of Student Programs.

DDS students can apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year of the program.  For help filling out the FAFSA, read over the FAFSA Quick Guide.

The majority of financial aid for DDS students is in the form of loans from a range of sources. Please check the UMKC Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.

DDS students are Professional students and not eligible for federal, state or institutional grants.