As a private institution we do not participate in federal and state financial aid programs.
However, many of our students don't know where to go, or how to apply for financial aid. No problem! We've done the leg work for you. The first thing you should do is ask your parents, grandparents or other relatives to see if they can help you
As of 10/22/2021 our tuition cost is $12,500. If your relatives are not able to help, then you still have a few options left. There are a handful of places that you can apply for a personal loan.
Many of our students have been able to finance a good portion of their tuition using CareCredit. Some have been able to finance their whole tuition.
The Wells Fargo Health Advantage Credit Card has a few options as far as their interest rate and payments go. They have 0% APR for 24 or 36 months with equal payments.
They also have a 12.99% APR with equal payments. We recommend that you ask about these promotional offers to see which is the best fit for you.
Once you have followed the link the Wells Fargo page, click on "get started'. Afterwards go to "Or choose type of care" and select "dental". On the next page you will click "continue" to be taken to the application.
Here's something to consider. If you have no credit or bad credit, ask a parent or sibling to apply for you. If you have no credit or low credit, then we recommend adding the "joint applicant" to add a cosigner. Cosigner should have good credit
NerdWallet has done a great service for us. They already found the best places to apply for a loan. They've done a great job of breaking down the information.
Click this link to be taken to the NerdWallet page so you can apply the loan that fits you best.
CareCredit was founded in 1987. Ralph Stern wanted to help his patients afford the dental implants they needed. He started his own private label credit card. Today CareCredit is accepted by more than 225,000 enrolled provider and health-focused retail locations.
In fact our dental practice, Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry, is one of those locations.
CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed for your health and wellness needs BUT ALLOWS YOU TO USE IT TO PAY FOR YOUR TUITION! CareCredit is different from a regular credit card.
Shorter term NO interest if PAID in FULL within 12 months* promotional financing options are available on transactions of $1,000 or more. NO interest is charged on the promotional balance if you make the minimum payments and pay the full amount by the end of the promotional period. If you do not, interest is charged from the original purchase date*.
Since our practice has a relationship with CareCredit, we are able to defer interest on your balance for 24 months. However, you must pay the full balance within 24 months. If you fail to do so, you will have incurred 24 months worth of interest that you will responsible for paying.
Ready To Get Started? How to Apply
Visit CareCredit then click "Apply". Go to the "select your healthcare category" area, hit the dropdown menu and chose "dental", click "get started".
It is always best to have a cosigner with good credit. Rule of thumb when applying for credit, don't add someone with bad credit to your application unless you absolutely have to. If you have bad credit or no credit, see if your cosigner is willing to apply by themselves. This will give the application a better chance to be approved. ( A minimum credit score of 650).
Estimated Procedure Amount is $12,500. An instant credit decision will be given at the end of the application. You will be asked to print a page where they will give you the confirmation and the account number. Keep this page and bring this to school for payment. If the card came in the mail, you may bring the card.
If you have any questions for us please feel free to contact us, and we will be happy to answer any questions we can!
Check out this video to get more information on CareCredit