How Can I Pay Off My Dental School Debt?

What is the fastest way to pay off dental school debt?

Here are my top seven tips for paying off dental school debt.

  • Move to a location that needs dentists.
  • Use REPAYE, PAYE, or student loan refinancing.
  • Shop around multiple lenders for a good interest rate.
  • Owning your dental practice will get you out of this debt.
  • Don’t overvalue student loan repayment benefits.

Is dental school worth the debt?

Part I: Dental School Debt in the U.S.

Even more startling is the fact that more than 30% of indebted dental graduates from the class of 2017 reported debt loads of more than $300,000. These statistics show just how expensive dental school can be, but they also make us wonder if dental school is truly worth the cost.

How much does a dentist make after taxes?

The median pay for dentists is $153,900, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. New dental school graduates won’t be earning this much right away. But they will start with relatively high pay, with a median entry-level salary of $118,800, according to PayScale.

How do I pay for dental school?

Make a plan to pay for dental school

  1. Find money you don’t need to pay back. Supplement your savings by applying for dental scholarships, grants, fellowships, and assistantship positions.
  2. Explore federal student aid.
  3. Consider a responsible private student loan.