Dental Hygiene - Costs & Funding

Seattle Central College makes it easy to complete your education. With comparatively low tuition costs and plenty of financial aid resources, your degree is right at your fingertips.

Tuition & Fees

The estimated costs for the BAS in Allied Health – Dental Hygiene track include:

  • Tuition
  • Photo ID Card (one–time fee)
  • Student Activity Fee (per quarter)
  • Transportation Management Fee (per quarter)
  • Computer Lab Fee (per quarter)
  • Universal Technology Fee (per quarter)
  • Books Approx. $1,350
  • Uniform (minimum) Approx. $350
  • Clinical Lab Fees (per quarter) $450
  • Instrument Issue (for all seven quarters) $7,200
  • Initial Washington State RDH License with Sealant Endorsement Approx. $150
  • WREB Exam Fees: Approx. and based on location: Restorative $515, Anesthesia $325 and Hygiene $1010
  • National Dental Hygiene Examination Approx. $360
  • Legend Drug & Law Exam Approx. $90
  • Malpractice Insurance (varies) Approx. $35
  • Legend Drug & Law Exam Approx. $90
  • Dental Hygiene Program Application Fee $35
  • National Board Review Course Registration Approx. $350
  • WSDHA Symposium Registration Approx. $150 ($75 annually)
  • Upper Division Instructional Resource Fee $7 per credit fo all 300 level and above classes. 

A great value just got better for non-resident students! Seattle Central now offers an Out-of-State Tuition Waiver that significantly cuts tuition costs for qualifying students.

The Washington State Legislature sets tuition, which is subject to change. The Seattle Colleges District reserves the right to change any of its fees or charges without notice.

Financial Aid

Students at Seattle Central College qualify for a number of federal grants and loans. Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Loan (FAFSA) today to learn more about what opportunities may be available to you. Learn more and apply for aid.

Other Resources

Want to explore other funding options including using Veterans' Benefits, scholarship opportunities and more? Learn more about ways to pay for college.

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