University of the Pacific is a private institution with tuition and fees providing about two-thirds of the revenue necessary for the three-year doctoral program. Gifts from alumni, parents and regents, income from endowments, funds from private agencies and other revenue help meet program costs, but inflation and other factors may require annual increases in tuition and fees to provide necessary program revenue.

Like most U.S. universities, Pacific’s Board of Regents sets tuition each year. The board tries to keep increases as low as possible. In recent years, increases have averaged about 3 percent per year—less than most of our peers. Note that tuition and increases can vary between programs to meet specific needs.

Because we offer the nation’s only dental program that can be completed in three calendar years, our dental students pay tuition for three years as opposed to four years at all other dental schools.


Tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year for the DDS, IDS, Ortho and Endo programs is $127,910.00.

Tuition for the 2024-2025 Global Scholar Program for Advanced Education in General Dentistry is $131,585.00.

Upon notification of acceptance, applicants are required to submit a nonrefundable $1,000 enrollment fee ($500 for the graduate programs) as directed in the acceptance letter in order to hold their place. The fee will be applied to first quarter tuition upon matriculation to the University of the Pacific. First quarter tuition is due and payable before matriculation day. Subsequent payment of tuition is due by the first day of each quarter and is required for registration and continued enrollment.

Tuition Refund

Withdrawal: School policy provides that in response to written notice of withdrawal by a student or by an applicant, tuition credit shall be allocated as follows:

  • Prior to matriculation: full credit less the enrollment fee.
  • After matriculation: credit prorated according to calendar days after reduction by the enrollment fee (see below).
  • After first day of class, second through final quarters: credit prorated according to calendar days as follows:
    • 1st through 7th day: 80% credit
    • 8th through 14th day: 60% credit
    • 15th through 25th day: 40% credit
    • 26th through 35th day: 20% credit
    • After 35th day: no refund

Dismissal: Upon dismissal for reasons other than misconduct, tuition credit is allocated according to the refund schedule above. When a dismissed student is readmitted, full tuition must be paid for each quarter repeated, or part thereof.

Extended Program

A student who has not fully demonstrated competency to the faculty in all clinical disciplines by the end of the final quarter of the program will be extended beyond graduation. An extended student is not charged tuition for one quarter. Tuition for subsequent quarter(s) or part(s) thereof is charged at 85% of the current rate. In every quarter of the extension, an extended student pays current rates for mandatory health and disability insurance. Upon notification to the dean that performance meets graduation standards, an extended student receives tuition credit of 10% for each full week of instruction remaining in the quarter.

Readmission and Repeat

Repeat students are charged 85% of the current tuition for any quarter repeated and 100% of the current rate thereafter. A student must pay any outstanding account balance to be eligible for readmission or to repeat all or part of an academic year.

Diplomas and Transcripts

A diploma will not be issued until a student's account with the University is paid in full and in the judgment of the school all other requirements have been satisfied. If a diploma is held for financial reasons only, the original graduation date is retained on the record.


The enrollment fee described above is nonrefundable. The list of fees and expenses below should not be considered complete for all students, and includes anticipated costs for outside agencies listed as “special fees.” Fees listed below are for the DDS program and are estimates. Fees for the International Dental Studies and the Graduate programs are available from the Division of International Dental Studies and the Department of Orthodontics, and the Endodontics department, respectively.

DDS Program Fees, 2024-2025

(partial listing; some fees subject to adjustment)

Supplies and Textbooks 2024-2025

  • Student Doctoral Kit: 
    • DDS 2027: $12,750.00***
    • DDS 2026: $3,880.00*** 
    • IDS 2026: $14,800.00***
  • Student Rental Kit:
    • DDS 2027: $300.00***
    • DDS 2026: $260.00***
    • DDS 2025: $525.00***
    • IDS 2026: $645.00***
    • IDS 2025: $645.00***

Special Fees, 2024-2025

  • A.S.D.A.**: $95.00
  • ADEA**: $110.00
  • California Dental Assn. Membership**: $5.00
  • Laboratory Fee: 
    • DDS 2027: $350.00
    • IDS 2026: $350.00  
  • Student Retreat fee:   
    • DDS 2025: $195.00  
    • IDS 2025: $195.00
  • Commencement fee: 
    • DDS 2025: $210.00
    • IDS 2025: $210.00
    • Ortho 2024: $210
    • Endo 2024: $210 
  • Total:
    • DDS 2027: $23,743.00***
    • DDS 2026: $14,053.00***
    • DDS 2025 $12,138.00***
    • IDS 2026: $26,163.00***
    • IDS 2025: $12,258.00***

**Fees for student body, class, ASDA and CDA memberships vary each year according to decisions of the student body and the respective classes.

***Estimate only

Store Refund Policy

A full refund is provided on non-kit items returned within five school days of the date of purchase and within University policy.

Student Accounts

Student accounts are provided for payment of fees and student store charges. This privilege may be restricted for cause.

Student accounts are billed on a monthly basis and are due and payable prior to the next billing date to avoid a late fee.

Students who fail to make payments on accounts in a timely fashion and as billed are subject to suspension from the academic program without further action or procedures. In addition, a student will not be deemed to have met graduation requirements, nor will a diploma be issued, until a student's account with the university is paid in full.

For more information regarding tuition and fees, payment options, setting up a payment plan, or general payment inquiries, please visit the Student Accounts page. 


Robert Kim, Student Accounts
Location: 4th Floor; Area 4B-22
Phone: 415.929.6653

Patient Accounts

The student is responsible for financial management of assigned comprehensive care patients. This responsibility includes charging correct fees for procedures authorized. Students will not receive credit for a procedure if financial arrangements have not been made prior to initiating care.

Foreign Students

In order to comply with regulations of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, the University of the Pacific requires applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States to submit a detailed certification of finances showing sufficient financial resources for study at the university. Other special information and instructions regarding the admission of foreign students will be provided upon request.


The school reserves the right to modify or change admission standards or requirements at any time without prior notice and effective immediately. The information provided on this site cannot be regarded as creating a binding contract between the student and the school.