UCONN dental cost

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  3. Fyz

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    It seems like the "Predoctoral Program" page does not include living expenses and equipment expenses... It seems to me as though the "Tuition and Fees" page does - but I'm not 100% sure. If I were you, I'd give them a call and ask them.

    -Fyz
     
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  4. fit2

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    will do!
    Thx
    UCONN seems like a really good school. wasn't aware of the really small class size which sounds very interesting
     
  5. Alpha Centauri

    Alpha Centauri SDN Silver Donor Silver Donor 2+ Year Member

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    Uconn is an excellent school
     
  6. Scumbag_Steve

    Scumbag_Steve 2+ Year Member

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    The estimated budget page gives high estimates so that you can be on the safe side and not end up borrowing too little.

    $22,000 for living expenses, if you are single and share an apartment with someone else, is a pretty high estimate. You should be able to keep everything in check at $1500 month (you could make this way lower depending on frugality, but $1500 is very comfortable) for all your expenses, and that would come out to $18,000 for the year, and you can always work during the summer to not have to take out that full amount.

    If your parents have health insurance, you can stay on it until you're 26, which covers all of school for most people, so that knocks off that $3200 charge.

    Loupes will not cost you the $3,000 on the estimates page. Mine with the light and everything were $1400 or so.

    Instrument purchase is what it is; you get a kit they order for you so it's nice not to worry about finding things on your own, and it's just the price they give. Same thing with the laptop. You do not need to purchase a single book, so that's $900 more off your cost.

    So from some quick math your cost of attendance should be a little less than $10,000 lower than the page provides, depending on your state of residency. So, in-state total amount borrowed, if you are paying all of your tuition and living expenses out of pocket, should be about $61,000 according to that page. You should also remember the New England tuition rate for your first year if you are from New England but not CT, and the fact that people from all 50 states get in state tuition for their final three years provided they register to vote/change their driver's license.

    Hope this helps!
     
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  7. fit2

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    Super helpful!!! Thank you!!!!
     
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  8. spressomfs

    spressomfs 2+ Year Member

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    What kind of computer do you get, out of curiosity? If you get one right before DSchool, do you still have to purchase the one that the school will order for you?
     
  9. Scumbag_Steve

    Scumbag_Steve 2+ Year Member

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    We got Lenovo Thinkpads for my year, but it could change from year to year. It's school issued; they wants us all to have the same software, so they order us all one and the cost is basically built into tution/fees. It's mandatory to purchase, so I would shy away from purchasing a laptop before school starts unless you really wanted to have it for personal use. I don't really need another laptop besides my school one so I don't have another one
     
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  10. Craig_Sherwood234

    Craig_Sherwood234 Summa Cum Laude Recipient

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    My laptop is like 6 years old but it still works just fine. My school only reimburses laptops for incoming D1

    Buy or nah
     

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