Dental School Loans

You’ve set your sights on a professional dental degree1. Now you need a way to pay that you’re positive about too. A Dental School Loan from College Ave can help you cover the costs of becoming a dentist with flexible ways to repay and zero origination fees. Your specialty is science; ours is finance. Lets us help make paying for school simple.

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INTEREST RATES

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Variable Rates

4.46% - 8.69% APR

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Fixed Rates

4.85% - 9.75% APR

(all rates shown include auto-pay discount)2

How Much Does Dental School Cost? Average Dental Degree Tuition & Costs

Pursuing dental school is a costly endeavor, but with smart planning, you can pay back your loans sooner rather than later. We’re here to help you consider all the costs associated with dental school, preparing you for the many years of schooling ahead. Use our guide to explore the costs of dental school and what to expect.

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Make Your Payments Work For You

Don’t worry – we’ve got repayment options to fit your budget and goals. If saving on interest charges is important to you, you can start making payments during school and pay more each month. It’s ok if that doesn’t work for you right now though. If you need to defer payment until you’re done dental school or make smaller monthly payments, we have choices for you too.

Repayment Options

Full Principal & Interest Payment

Start repaying your principal and interest right away to save the most.

Keypoints
  • Highest in-school payment
  • Lowest overall cost
Interest Only Payment

Pay the interest charges each month as you go during school.

Keypoints
  • Moderate in-school payment
  • Full payments start 12 months after you leave school
Flat Payment

Make $25 payments each month3 during school to reduce your accrued interest.

Keypoints
  • Lowest in-school payment
  • Full payments start 12 months after you leave school
Deferred Payment

No in-school payments required, but you'll pay more in interest over the life of your loan.

Keypoints
  • No in-school payment
  • Highest overall cost
  • Full payments start 12 months after you leave school

You Pick How Long You Pay4

Getting to choose how many years you take to repay your dental school loan can help take the stress out of borrowing.

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Save on total interest but make bigger monthly payments

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Pay Less Monthly

Make smaller monthly payments but pay more in interest overall

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Advanced Loans for Dental School

You’ve picked a profession you love, and we’re here to help you get there. College Ave Dental Loans come with great rates and give you control over how quickly you pay the loan back. We can help take away the uncertainty of borrowing for dental school so you can focus on learning.

How College Ave Dental Loans Stack Up

Lenders

College Ave Student Loans
Discover
SallieMae
Well Fargo
Number of Repayment Options
4
4
3
3
Choice of loan terms (years you take to repay)
Yes
No
No
No
Apply In 3 Minutes
Yes
No
No
No
Grace Period
12 months
9 months
12 months
6 months
Residency Deferment
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

Comparisons based on information obtained on lenders' websites as of April 19, 2019

College Ave Student Loans

Number of Repayment Options

4

Choice of loan terms (years you take to repay)

Yes

Apply In 3 Minutes

Yes

Grace Period

12 months

Residency Deferment

Yes
Discover

4

No
No

9 months

Yes
SallieMae

3

No
No

12 months

Yes
Well Fargo

3

No
No

6 months

No

Comparisons based on information obtained on lenders' websites as of April 19, 2019

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Kristen S.

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College Ave customer service is great.

College Ave made the loan process easy. They communicated every step of the way and included weekly status updates. They have several loan options and were competitive on interest rates.

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Kim M.

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Outstanding!

It is very easy to apply, once you get approved they will send confirmation to the school and you can start your class. They have the best customer service.

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Emma S.

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Very Helpful and Good

When I was in need of money to pay for graduate school, College Ave came through with affordable options. Very good.

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Overwhelmed? Don't Be!
Just Follow These Easy Steps

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90 Days Before School Starts

Think about how much money you’ll need to borrow and who might cosign the loan with you.

60 Days before school starts

Start shopping around for the best loan by getting quotes, rates and terms from several lenders and know for sure who your cosigner will be.

30 Days before school starts

Apply for your student loan. Once approved we’ll work with your school directly to certify the loan.

10 Days before school starts

Make sure you’ve received confirmation that the money is scheduled to be sent to your school.

30 days after the money is sent to your school

Be on the lookout for your first loan statement. If you’re making payments right away, consider signing up for autopay.

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Are international students or cosigners eligible for your loans?

International students with a valid US social security number are eligible to apply for a student loan with College Ave Student Loans.

In order to be approved for a College Ave student loan, an international student will be required to apply with a qualified cosigner.

How much of my education costs will this loan cover?

Credit-worthy applicants can borrow up to 100% of the school-certified cost of attendance, which typically includes things like tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation and personal expenses. The minimum amount you can borrow is $1,000.5