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Dental Hygiene Program Costs

The following is a list of dental hygiene program fees for applicants accepted into the dental hygiene program.

Note: These figures may change due to price increases.

Estimated Program Costs. For more information on tuition please visit the Tuition and Fees page. 
Item Estimated Cost
Non-Refundable College of DuPage Application $20.00
Non-Refundable Health Career Application Fee $50.00
HESI-A2 Admission Exam $60.00
In-District Tuition (82 credits) (variable tuition applies to Dental Hygiene classes)
  • 45 credits of Dental Hygiene courses x $274/credit = $12,330.00
  • 37 credits of General Education courses x $152/credit = $5,624.00
Books Varies
Instrument Kit (for 2 years) $4,500.00
Course/Lab Fees (2 year malpractice insurance included) $3,244.00
Dental Loupes and Light (approximate) $1,700.00
Uniforms $400.00
Membership: Students for the American Dental Hygiene Association ($65 per year) $130.00
Criminal Background Check (see Health Requirement Packet for details) $72.99
Mandatory Drug Testing ($32 per year) (see Health Requirement Packet for details $67.98
Medical Document Manager (see Health Requirement Packet for details $19.49
Health Requirements (see Health Requirement Packet for details Varies
ENVO N95 Mask Respirator Kit and Filter Refills (additional filters may need to be purchased by the student) $200.00
State Licensure Application  $100.00
Board Review Course  $400.00
National Board Exam $425.00
Regional Board Exam  $1,000.00
Estimated Total $30,343.46 + Books & Health Requirements

Note: All instruments, magnifying loupes and uniforms must be purchased through wither the College of DuPage Bookstore or the Dental Hygiene Program. Instrument Kits must be purchased the year you are admitted into the program. No used kits will be permitted.