If you decide to not take out student loans for Dental school, how do you pay, how much do you pay, and how often do you pay? example: I don't take out student loans because I am lucky enough to have a wife that works, while I am in Dental school. Will I have to pay a certain percentage of tuition once every semester? ...or will I have to pay X amount of dollars for a down payment, and then will I pay X amount of dollars once a year to the dental school? How does this work? P.S. If you could, please let me and other SDN users know how much money you have to pay, when the dental school "Bill" comes in. Thank you!