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Costs & Financial Aid

General Costs

Students who are admitted to the dietetic internship can anticipate the following costs upon enrollment. Please note that these are estimates. Actual costs will vary depending on enrollment, residency status, and fees. Additionally, this list excludes the general costs of living (e.g. meals, housing, and transportation). Those costs will vary from intern to intern.

Expense Approximate Cost
Resident (in-state) tuition and fees for 18 semester hours of graduate credit, six each in summer, fall, and spring semesters* $9,033
Professional dress (e.g. lab coats, scrubs, appropriate shoes) $150
Textbooks and other supplies $600
Registration and travel for professional meetings $150
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics student membership fee $50
Post-acceptance health requirements (e.g. immunizations, criminal background check, drug testing, TB testing) $190
CPR Certification $50
Liability insurance $15
Approximate total cost $10,238

*Listed tuition and fees are approximate, and were updated on June 22, 2018 based on the published tuition and fees for the 2018-2019 academic year. Tuition and fees are listed at the rate for Texas residents and will be higher for students who cannot claim Texas residency. Please see the Student Business Services website for tuition and fees for out-of-state students, the most up-to-date tuition and fees for in-state students, and policies and procedures regarding payment, refunds and withdrawals.

Travel Expenses

Most practicum sites are located along the I-35 corridor between Round Rock and San Antonio. Interns may drive 12,000 miles or more over the course of the internship, and should be prepared for the costs associated with that travel and with the maintenance of reliable transportation.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled in the dietetic internship are non-degree seeking students and, as such, are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Students who complete the dietetic internship in combination with the master of science in human nutrition may be eligible for federal financial aid and graduate research or teaching assistantships.