Projected Costs


The following costs are the responsibility of the Dietetic Intern:

All fees are approximate and not inclusive.

  • Tuition: $11,000. To be paid by check or credit card (a convenience fee is charged for credit card payments) in two equal installments. TUITION AND FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.
  • Tuition due dates for matched applicants for our January 2019 class are  November 6 and December 10, 2018. 
  • Mandatory Orientation Session (3 days) in Boston MA area (prior to start of supervised practice); travel and lodging costs vary depending on the start date. All Interns are required to stay at the Internship selected hotel. Interns are responsible for travel to and from the mandatory orientation session in the Boston Massachusetts area as well as the cost for food and lodging. 
  • Lodging and other meals during the Internship (assumption is made that Dietetic Intern will not relocate, so no additional costs will be incurred). Hotel rooms approximately $179 per night plus tax and room costs may be shared. Interns will be provided with a list of other Interns with whom they may share a room.
  • Transportation and all associated costs to and from supervised practices/clinical sites, seminars, and meetings.
  • Jean Inman review course $385
  • Insurance:
    • Medical (Personal health insurance mandatory); costs vary
    • Professional Liability $24 ($1 million per incident/$5 million per year for AND members)
  • Health clearance and criminal background check (clearing house) $75-200 (depending on numbers of former names and addresses). If additional clearances are required by the supervised practice facility, Interns are responsible for all associated fees.
  • Drug screen  $65
  • Cost of physicals and required immunizations vary
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Membership fee $58 (required)
  • Cost of resource materials purchased by Intern – $200-300 – depending on Intern’s personal library from DPD this may be $0.
  • Clinical Uniform (Lab Coat) – $50.00 (depending on the site requirements)
  • Conference attendance (Depends on what is available in your area) -  (variable)
  • Technology: Students are expected to have access to a computer with a webcam, USB headset with microphone and speakers, and a printer with the ability to scan and e-mail documents. Costs are variable. (See Technology Requirements)

Financial Aid

There is no financial aid provided by the Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship Program. Dietetic Interns in our program are not eligible for federal student financial assistance programs administered through the United States Department of Education.

Personal loans may be available at your local bank. The Program will provide any Intern who requests one a letter stating that the Dietetic Internship leads to eligibility to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians/Nutritionists. Some lenders MAY allow Interns to submit this letter to apply to have their education loan payments deferred. Some lenders allow this, some do not.