Tuition and Financing

Dental Assistant







Dental Assistant with Externship







Dental Assistant with Orthodontics







Dental Assistant with Orthodontics and Externship







Orthodontic Assistant







*Dental Assistant Program Tuition Includes: all books, lab supplies and materials, two sets of uniforms, job placement assistance, CPR certification, state exam fees for x-ray certification, coronal polish certification, graduation cap and gown and Dentrix software training. **Dental Assistant with Externship Tuition Includes: everything listed above and externship site placement. (Dental Program Notes: $270.00 of the above fees are for the optional pre-payment for the RHS Exam and $295.00 for the optional pre-payment for the AZ CP Exam, the remaining $200.00 is the non-refundable registration fee). ***Orthodontic Assistant Program Tuition Includes: a textbook, lab supplies and materials, one set of uniforms, and job placement assistance. (Orthodontic Program Notes: the $200.00 is the non-refundable registration fee)

Financing Options

Option One

Payment Upfront – 10% Discount – We discount our program cost by 10% if payment is made upfront. We accept Cash, Check, Money Order or Credit Card.

Option Two

3 Monthly Installments – Three monthly installments can be made while in school. This option is interest free, however a $500 deposit is required to hold your program seat. The first installment  is due the first day of class and every thirty (30) days thereafter.

Option Three

Private Student Loans

Personal Loan – Income and Credit Requirements Apply
• Select Major Puchase
• Payments Average about $160/ per month
Please apply on-line at:

Paramount Capital Group
Minimal Income and Credit Requirements – High Interest
• Payments start while you are in school and average about $180 / per month
Please apply on-line at:

Option Four

Military Financing – VA Funding (GI Bill) – Apply to use your benefits on-line at or call 888.442.4551.

MyCAA Grant Funding (For Military Spouses – Pay Grade E1-E5) – Apply On-line at or Call 800.342.9647.

Option Five

There are many opportunities for Grant Funding and Financial Assistance. You may contact your local Workforce Office, Goodwill, YMCA, Vocational Rehab, or Tribe for grants and financial assistance. Altrain Dental Assisting Academy is proud to offer up to a $2,500 scholarship for those who receive grant funding. Please continue reading for additional information and resources.

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Phoenix Indian Center which may assist with funding for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian. For information on the services they provide please review the website at or call (602) 264-6768.

Arizona@Work and Phoenix Workforce Connection. Listed below is information on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) purpose, qualifications, and contact information. You may review their website at: or contact us at 602.595.7289 for further explanation.

About Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Purpose of WIOA

  • Strengthen and improve our nation’s public workforce system
  • Help get job seekers and workers into high-quality jobs and careers
  • Help employers hire and retain skilled workers


Adult (age 18+) and Dislocated Workers:

  • Job Search and Job Referrals
  • Labor Market Information
  • Résumé Writing Assistance
  • Career Planning
  • Supportive Services (tools, books, and Bus passes)
  • Financial Literacy Services
  • Internships and Work Experiences
  • Training

Youth (ages 14-24)

  • High School Equivalency Diploma Preparation
  • Career Exploration
  • Adult Mentoring
  • Work Experiences and Internships
  • Guidance and Counseling
  • Leadership Development
  • Entrepreneurial Skills  Training
  • Supportive Services (Tools, Books, and Bus Passes)
  • Training


  • Job posting In State’s Labor Exchange System
  • Participant Referrals to Employer’s Employment Opportunities
  • Pre-screening of Resumes
  • Labor Market Information
  • Job Fairs and Recruitment Events

Who can participate in the Adult and Dislocated Worker Program?

  • Adult over 18 years old, who are able to legally work in the United States.
  • Priority of service is provided to:
  • Veterans and their spouses
  • Persons who are low income or receiving public assistance
  • Persons who need to improve their skills
  • Dislocated Workers, who have been laid off or have received notice of termination.

Who can participate in the Youth Program?

  • Youth, age 14-21, if in-school
  • Youth, age 16-24, if out-of- school
  • All youth must have a barrier to employment, e.g. being a homeless youth, a runaway, pregnant or parenting, subject to the juvenile justice or adult system, in foster care, a person with a disability or need additional assistance to find or keep employment, or enter or complete postsecondary education.

For additional information:

Resource Name: Arizona @ Work
Phone Numbers:
Glendale: 602.372.4200
Surprise: 602-222-1630
Gilbert: 480.497.0350
Mesa 480.962.7678

Resource Name: Phoenix Workforce Connection
Phone Numbers:
7th Street & Dunlap: 602.861.0208
51st Avenue & Indian School: 623.247.3304
Central and Broadway 602.534.4732

what our students are saying…

About Us

If you want a great hands on, small class size, educators willing to help you succeed and know your name you have the right place. Look no further!! I walked into Altrain only because I heard the ad on the radio. Instantly, I felt like this was the place to get my career path on the right track. My first person I ran into sat down and told me everything I would need to do to start school all the way to the end and how they would help place me for a job.


I highly recommend Altrain dental assisting academy, it is a great school and only a short 13 weeks. I took night classes and loved the amount of time that we actually got practice everything hands on. Everyone at the school is very nice and helpful.


I absolutely love Altrain! I’m confident the instructors and small class sizes will make for an easy 13 weeks! The hands on learning really helps things stick in my memory. I’m so excited to see where my future will go after graduation. Thanks Altrain!


I’ve been currently attending Altrain dental school and I love it! Everything about it is absolutely perfect! The teachers, the class size and all the hands on learning we do. I couldn’t be more happy that I choose to go to Altrain.


This school is awesome, the instructors and staff are so nice and caring and really do everything they can to make this possible. Class was fun and hands on and you learn so much in a short period of time!


Great school! They have the best instructor and staff. The classes are small, it’s hands on, and it’s only 13 weeks.

Great instructors and a great hands on program! Highly recommend going to Altrain!
If you are lost on what to do for your career or what school to attend, I 100% recommend you choose Altrain! The staff is amazing & teach you everything you need to know in order to be successful in this job field. I already had 3 job offers only a week after graduation! They are amazing!
I had visited and toured a couple other dental assistant schools besides Altrain and none of them compared to Altrain. The facility is definitely made to look like a dental office 100% and with a lot of space to work. If you want somewhere reliable and with friendly staff this is the place for you. In 13 weeks you will get the right amount of information to be successful in your dental field career! Totally recommended!
I too did a lot of research on Dental Assisting schools before I chose Altrain. For starters they were the ONLY school that actually offers everything that you need to be successful in your career. X-ray, Coronal Polish, CPR and Dentrix (front office too)! They have more than double the amount of days and hours of all the other short programs. That’s why everyone passes the state exams. The other schools say they do it too but there is no way they can find the time in 1 or 2 days a week. The school is so clean and looks just like a dental office. And when Altrain says the offer job placement, they mean it!!! My resume and cover letter are fantastic! Tannis sent me on 4 job leads before graduation and I had a job a week after I finished the program! When it comes to Dental Assisting this is the ONLY school to even consider!!!!

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