4 things to know about dental school debt

Below are four key points about paying for dental school and the dental industry, as reported by Fox Business.

1. The average first-year cost of attending dental school in 2018-19, including school tuition and fees, was $53,002 for residents and $69,905 for non-residents, according to the American Dental Association.

2. An American Dental Education Association survey found only 17.1 percent of graduate dental school students in 2019 left without debt. Meanwhile, more than 77 percent of 2019 dental school grads owed $100,000 or more in student loan debt.

3. There are numerous options to help pay for dental school, including grants and scholarships, service programs, and federal or private student loans.

4. In 2019, dentists earned a median of $159,200, and the job outlook for dentists is expected to increase by 7 percent through 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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