Doctoral Program

Tuition and State Residency

Tuition for 2013–2014 is $55,597 for Florida residents and $57,271 for out-of-state students. Tuition for 2014–2015 will subsequently be posted on our Web site (www.dental.nova.edu). A Health Professions Division general access fee of $145 is required each year. An NSU student services fee of $900 is also required annually. All tuition and fees are subject to change by the board of trustees without notice.

Eligible students must request in-state tuition on application. For tuition purposes, a student's Florida residency status (in-state or out-of-state) will be determined at initial matriculation and will remain the same throughout the entire enrollment of the student at NSU. Accordingly, tuition will not be adjusted as a result of any change in residency status after initial enrollment registration.

  1. Acceptance Fee - $1,000. This fee is required to reserve the accepted applicant's place in the entering first-year class. This advance payment will be deducted from the tuition payment due on registration day, but is nonrefundable in the event of a withdrawal. Candidates accepted on or after December 1 have 30 days to pay their acceptance fee. Candidates accepted on or after January 1 have 30 days to pay their acceptance fee. Applicants accepted on or after February 1 are required to submit their acceptance fee within 15 days. Applicants accepted after April 15 must pay their acceptance fee immediately.

  2. Pre-registration Fee - $1,000. This is due April 15 under the same terms as the acceptance fee.

The first semester's tuition and fees, less the $2,000 previously paid, are due on or before registration day. Tuition for each subsequent semester is due on or before the appropriate registration day. Students will not be admitted until their financial obligations have been met. It is extremely important that applicants be committed to meeting their financial responsibilities during their four years of training. This should include tuition, living expenses, books, equipment, and miscellaneous expenses.

It is mandated that each student carry adequate personal medical and hospital insurance. Students may avail themselves of the hospitalization insurance plan obtainable through the university.

State Residency

Eligible students must request in-state tuition on application. For tuition purposes, a student's Florida residency status (in-state or out-of-state) will be determined at initial matriculation and will remain the same throughout the entire enrollment of the student at NSU. Accordingly, tuition will not be adjusted as a result of any change in residency status after initial enrollment registration.

Housing Options

Numerous apartments, condominiums, and other rental facilities are located near campus. Additional on-campus graduate housing has recently been completed and is available to individuals and families. Information concerning on- and off-campus housing may be obtained by contacting NSU's Office of Residential Life and Housing at:

Residential Life and Housing
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
(954) 262-7052
800-541-6682, ext. 27052