NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

College of Dental Medicine—International Dental Graduate Program 491 • A Dental Medicine Program General Access Fee of $145 and an NSU Student Services Fee of $1,500 are both required annually. • A technology fee of $500 and a CDMAmerican Student Dental Association fee of $100 are also both required annually. • A registration fee of $30 is required each semester. • A cceptance fee is $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 not refundable in the event of a withdrawal. Applicants accepted between December 1 and January 31 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 May 15must pay their acceptance fee immediately. • P reregistration fee is $1,000 and is due March 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. Expenses and Financial Aid for Three-Year Predoctoral Programs Students should anticipate the following approximate expenses for books and learning materials: • first year—$7,340 • second year—$5,200 • third year—$8,100 Students should anticipate the following approximate expenses for instruments and equipment and supplies: • first year—$15,500 • second year—$3,500 • third year—$1,000 Students will need to access an electronic device to meet program requirements. The university has computer labs; however, it is recommended that students have an electronic device of their choice. It is extremely important that applicants be committed to meeting their financial responsibilities during their three 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. For all predoctoral students, the purpose of the Student Financial Assistance Program at Nova Southeastern University is to help as many qualified students as possible to complete their health professions education. Various loans, scholarships, and grants are available to qualified students to help ease the high cost of a health professions education. These financial assistance programs are described in a variety of separate university publications. Opportunities for a limited number of part-time work assignments may be available. However, the demands of a program of professional study limit the number of hours a student can work. Policies Related to Academic and Student Affairs The policies regarding suspension, dismissal, readmission and other academic and student policy issues are described in the College of Dental Medicine Predoctoral Student Handbook, which is revised, updated, and distributed annually to all predoctoral dental medicine students. Graduation Requirements To receive a D.M.D. degree from NSU’s College of Dental Medicine, every student must fulfill the following requirements: • be of good moral character • have demonstrated the ethical, personal, behavioral, and professional attributes deemed necessary for the successful and continued study and practice of dental medicine including sound judgment and decision making • have successfully passed all required courses in the predoctoral curriculum, including electives and honors courses • have demonstrated learning on an ongoing and fulltime basis through the last day of his or her predoctoral program (this includes evidence of the student’s ongoing participation in continued and comprehensive patient care, as well as attendance to all classes) • have satisfactorily completed all clinical requirements, experiences, and competency examinations • have completed all coursework and courses in the CDM within four years from the date of matriculation, exclusive of any approved leave of absence in good standing (under extenuating circumstances and at the discretion of the dean, the student will be allowed a maximum of five years from the date of matriculation—exclusive of any approved leave of absence in good standing—to complete all coursework and courses)