How to Pay for Dental Assisting School

CC image: Steven Depolo
CC image: Steven Depolo

The choice to go back to school is a financial decision for most people. You are probably looking forward to the potential to make more money in the future, but you might also be concerned with how you’ll pay for it. Fortunately, the Sunrise School of Dental Assisting offers several options for payment, because we would like our program to be affordable for anyone who is interested in expanding his or her career choices.

Pay Upfront
If you have the funds available to pay for dental assisting school upfront, then we encourage you to do so! We periodically offer special incentives and discounts for those paying the whole tuition at once, so be sure to call and ask.

Split It Up
We offer our own financing in that you can split your tuition into two or more payments. One option is to pay half of the fees at the time of enrollment and the other half before the midterm exam. Another is to have a portion of your tuition automatically withdrawn from your checking account over four months, on either a monthly or bi-weekly basis. This spreads out the cost over several months and allows you to budget for it.

Medical Loan
Although Federal funds are not available to pay for dental assisting school, you can take out a medical loan through Care Credit. If you pay off the loan within 18 months, you don’t even pay any interest. One benefit of this program is that you can also use your Care Credit account to pay for certain healthcare services, including eye care, dental services and even veterinary care for your pet. (Note that you need to qualify for an account through Care Credit. You’ll usually receive an answer within a few minutes of applying.)

Tuition Assistance
You might qualify for tuition assistance through the JobLink Career Center if you have been unemployed. Also, if you are the spouse of a military member, you may qualify for tuition funds through MyCAA. Take a look into these programs if you need help paying for dental assisting school.

With several options available, we hope that you will find one that works for your particular circumstances! This will allow you to embark on a new and fulfilling career as a dental assistant, making you more attractive to employers and putting you on the road toward increasing your income. Please call us with any questions you may have.