Projected Costs


The following costs are the responsibility of the Dietetic Intern:

All fees are approximate and not inclusive.

  • Tuition: $10,500. To be paid by check or credit card (a convenience fee is charged for credit card payments) in two installments for late summer/early fall start dates and in four installments for winter start dates. TUITION AND FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.
  • For Interns starting in late summer/early fall, the first half tuition payment is due within 48 hours of a match to the program. Tuition due dates for applicants matched in the late summer/early fall are 48 hours after acceptance and June 1, 2017. Tuition due dates for a winter start are 48 hours after acceptance and three additional scheduled payments, the last of which is November 1, 2017.
  • Mandatory Orientation Session (3 days) in Boston MA area (prior to start of supervised practice); travel and lodging costs vary. 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. (Dinner on the evening of the All Program Dinner will be provided by the Internship Program.)
  • 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 $300 per night (for summer orientation) and approximately half that for winter orientation and costs may be shared. 
  • 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 ($2 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 $50 (required)
  • Technology fee $200 due with second half tuition payment.
  • 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.