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Certified Dental Assistant

Fees and costs

Certified dental assistant
  2024-2025 2023-2024
Tuition/credit $163.34 $160.14
Ancillary fee/credit
$16.33 $16.01

Experiential Learning & Wellness fee/credit

$3.27 $3.20
Tuition and fees (per credit) $182.94 $179.35
Student union & society fees (per semester) $170.79 $165.90
Health & dental plan fee (Sept - Aug)
$195.59 $195.59


The ancillary fee provides support for activities, athletics, library and technical services, student software, and student spaces. It's set at 10% of tuition, and is charged per credit.

The Experiential Learning & Wellness fee provides support for students in the form of experiential and co-curricular learning opportunities, expansion of the Co-Curricular Record, health & well-being, and peer mentoring. It is set at 2% of the tuition.

UFV collects fees on behalf of the Student Union Society, the Cascade Journalism Society, and UFV Campus and Community Radio every semester. Learn more about student union & society fees.

Financial Assistance

Please refer to Program Fees for an overview of program expenses. Financial planning prior to entering the program is essential. Financial resources must be in place so that a lack of funds does not become a stressor that will interfere with your program studies and inhibit progression through the program. The UFV Financial Aid Services provides information and assistance for students requiring financial aid. Various funding programs are available for students needing financial help.

Additional fees and costs

The following fees are approximate and may vary with each individual student:

Estimated Tuition


Lab Fee


Semester Based Fees


Lab Coat & Nametag (ordered through UFV)


Uniforms, Surgical Caps, Duty Shoes & Safety Glasses




CPR - Level C Course


Field Trips (Conventions, etc.)


School Supplies




Kilgore Dentoform & Tooth Preps


Request to Graduate fee & Regalia Rental Fee


Parking (estimated)


Total estimated cost of CDA program (Approx.)



Please Note:

Upon graduation from the Certified Dental Assistant Program, it is the student's responsibility to apply and license with the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals.

Please note: Fees below are based on 2021/2022 fees and are subject to change in 2022/2023.

Application Fee


Practicing License Fee (temporary) $12.50/month x 3 months


National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) Exam


Certified Dental Assistants of BC (CDABC) Student Membership


Total estimated cost (Approx.)