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Prospective enrollees at Sunrise School of Dental Assisting must have a high school diploma or equivalent degree and a demonstrated interest in the dental assisting profession. Our application is accessible online via the link on this page, or you may contact us for an application via email or US Postal Service. You may also download a copy of the application for printing via the link on this page.

Along with a completed application, the following are required:

A $30.00 non-refundable application fee
A copy of your high school transcript (copies of diplomas are not acceptable)
A 1-2 page essay explaining why you are interested in Sunrise School of Dental Assisting, as well the assets you believe you will bring to the dental assisting profession.

A $100 deposit is required to hold your spot in the class. This deposit is applied toward tuition, unless you choose not to attend the program, in which case the fee is non-refundable. Seats are reserved on a first come, first served basis, in order of receipt of deposit. Paying the $100 deposit at the time you submit your application can automatically reserve your seat in the class.

Once we have received and reviewed your application, you will receive an acceptance letter via mail within 10 days, or our Admissions Coordinator will contact you. We will also contact you to discuss specifics of your enrollment.

Tuition for the Dental Assisting Program is $3,395.00

In order to make our program affordable for everyone, we have multiple financing options, as outlined below.

  • Interest-free, third-party financing
    • Basic income and credit information required
    • Apply online for an immediate answer!
    • If approved, you will receive up to 18 months interest-free
    • Contact our office to learn more about this option
  • MyCAA – Military Spouse Career Advancement Account
    • Establish your MyCAA account online at:
    • MyCAA will ask you to provide them with a Training Plan document in order to approve the funding for our program. This form can be provided to you after you have created your account. Please contact McKinley at (919) 878-2077 for further information.
  • Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) / NC Works
    The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is the nation’s principal workforce development legislation, providing funds to address the employment and training needs of adults, dislocated workers and youth.
    Find your local Workforce office:
    Currently we are approved by these local county board offices:

    • Greensboro/High Point/Guilford Workforce Development
    • JOCCA/Orange County Workforce Development
    • Regional Partnership Workforce Development
    • Triangle South Workforce Development
    • Harnett County Workforce Development
  • Auto-Draft Monthly Payment Plan
    • 4-month automatic draft payment plan
    • Minimum initial deposit of $900 required
    • Monthly draft of $623.75 or Bi-Weekly drafts of $311.88
    • Payments will be automatically drafted from your account on the days you specify
  • Half and Half Payment Plan
    • Pay one half of tuition by the orientation date and remaining balance by the midterm exam (about halfway through the program)
  • Pay in full by orientation date
    • Contact us to learn about discounts for this option

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