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Costs & Financial Aid

FAFSA Now Open for 2021 - 2022

Students interested in combining the Dietetic Internship with the masters of science in human nutrition are eligible for federal financial aid. Applicants are encouraged to submit their FAFSA by October 31, 2020 for early consideration of grants and scholarships. For more information, please see the office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at Texas State.

Students enrolled in the dietetic internship as a stand-alone program are considered non-degree seeking and, as such, are not eligible for federal 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* $8,540
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 $9,745

*Listed tuition and fees are approximate, and were updated on March11, 2021 based on the published tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 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. Students placed in clinical rotations in the Rio Grande Valley or Houston will have increased expenses related to travel.

Travel Expenses

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. Most practicum sites are located along the I-35 corridor between Round Rock and San Antonio, and interns' geographic preferences are taken into consideration when the schedule is made. In 2018, we began placing interns at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital (CMHH) in Houston, TX for pediatric rotations. This represents a tremendous opportunity for education in pediatric clinical nutrition. Approximately two interns are placed with CMHH each year for rotations ranging from three to six weeks.