Graduate student interns are responsible for their own living expenses and the purchase of their own white coats and books . Program fee and payment schedule is available at A nonrefundable $100 down payment is due upon acceptance to the program (April). Refunds are based on the University’s Fee Payment and Refund Policies  During the internship, graduate student interns are expected to attend a professional conference and some of the expenses associated with this activity will be the graduate student interns’ responsibility.

Estimated expenses:

Non-refundable application fee $50
D&D Digital Computer Matching $65
DICAS fee $50 first/$25 each additional
Background check and drug screen ~$100 annually

Estimated Budget: 


$4,548 (In-state)

$12,962 (Out of state)
Books and supplies (including computer) $1,600
Room and board (monthly average) $500-800
Transportation (monthly average) $200
Professional membership dues ~$75 annually

Financial Resources: Graduate student interns are eligible for federal loans and grants.

Scholarships: Graduate student interns are encouraged to apply for scholarships through The Academy at Funding may also be available from State and local dietetic associations.

Accessing Private Loans: Private loans are an option. If considering a private loan, verification of admission forms should be submitted to the program director.

Loan Deferment: If considering loan deferment, submit verification of admission form to the Registrar's office.