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An Introduction to Financial Aid at Our Dental Assistant School

Tuition for our Dental Assistant Program is currently: $8,200 (tuition 7,800, registration fee 100, other fees 300)
Tuition for our Medical Assistant Program is currently: $11,400 (tuition 11,000, registration fee 100, other fees 300)

Before applying for financial aid, make sure that you have the following requirements to enroll in classes at our dental assistant school:

  • You must be at least 17 years old.
  • A High School Diploma or GED
    • Applicants with a foreign diploma will be required to have their credentials translated/evaluated for equivalency).We recommend the following site: Click here.
  •  A valid photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport)
  • $100 Registration fee

Please be advised that the State Education Department separately licenses all teaching personnel and independently approves all courses and curricula offered. To view our school catalog Click here

Crime Awareness & Campus Security is further addressed in our downloadable PDF.

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We founded WSDA because we believe in the career-altering possibility of continuing education. We recognize that some students may require assistance paying for their certificate. We therefore help in identifying grant and scholarship programs or other financing options. Our Financial Aid Office provides information regarding FAFSA. We do not have work study opportunities. Our externships, including those in dental offices or other medical facilities, are part of the course work required for graduation.

Financial aid is available at WSDA for our medical assistant and dental assistant training programs to those that qualify. Our Financial Aid Advisers work with each prospective student personally to determine their financial aid eligibility. Financial aid questions are answered clearly; financial aid options are explained thoroughly so prospective students can move forward without delay.

Financial aid packages may include Pell Grants, Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, or Parent Loans. The School offers tuition payment plans as well as private and state grants.  WSDA works with TFC Financial management for payment plan options.  We get many questions regarding both private and State grants, including student loans, Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant. Dental assistant scholarships may be available through the WIA (workforce investment board) and ACCES-VR (adult career and continuing education services - vocational rehabilitation). We try to keep apprised of scholarships to students to help lower the cost to attend.

Makeup work is possible without additional fees, subject to time limitations. Exams can be repeated once, with the lowest grade dropped without extra charges.

There are other guidelines regarding student conduct and leave of absence that may impact financial aid and allowable refunds. Please read our PDF further detailing the matter.

Please call our dental assistant school at 914-682-9001 for further financial aid information or to take a look at our school catalog.

To determine financial aid eligibility for our dental assistant school, a prospective student must be able to provide the Financial Aid Adviser with the following:

  1.   Proof of citizenship or US Permanent Resident Status
  2.   Proof of income from the previous Tax Filing Year. This may be a Federal Tax Return, Social Security Award Letter, HRA Benefit Letter or other.

In applying for financial aid, you may be selected for verification. If selected, you will be required to produce additional information. For more information regarding the verification procedures Click here.

Westchester School for Dental Assistants measures its success by student success. All faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students succeed. Please read our Institution Overview PDF for more information.

View the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds Grant Information Here

For the Department of Education Net Price Calculator:

Financial Aid Application Click here.

TFC Financial management Click Here

To create an FSA ID Click here.

To apply for a student loan Click here.


Gainful Employment Disclosure

Medical Program – Click Here

Dental Program – Click Here