For reference, note that dietetics interns are enrolled as full-time Iowa State University graduate students, thus, they must complete 15 graduate credits. All interns complete a Summer semester and either a Spring or Fall semester.
Most dietetic interns are eligible for applicable financial aid and/or loan deferment. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for Federal Direct Stafford Loans. For more information, see the ISU Office of Student Financial Aid and the Financial Aid Information document (PDF).
There is no stipend paid to dietetic interns, but you may be eligible for financial aid and/or loan deferment, as stated above.
Tuition and fees
Cost to Apply to the Program
ISU-DI program application fees (non-refundable)
DICAS application fees
Submission of original transcripts in DICAS
Anticipated Expenses During Internship
Graduate College Application
Application fees to the ISU Graduate College
Submission of original transcripts to the ISU Graduate College
ISU Tuition and Fees
2019 Summer Semester
Tuition 5 credits ($547 per credit x 5 credits)
*Course delivery fees ($120 cost per credit + college cost ($50))
2018 Fall OR 2019 Spring Semesters
Tuition 10 credits ($547 per credit x 9 credits)
*Course delivery fees ($120 cost per credit + college cost ($100))
*Course delivery fees include program costs and a College of Human Sciences surcharge on all distance education courses.
#Technology fee is charged to all Iowa State students and interns regardless of on- or off-campus designation. This fee is used to support the computer infrastructure within the university.
**Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. Differential fees may also apply.**
Health & Facility Requirements
Required background check (Fees subject to change without notice and possible additional charges such as court fees for the search. You will see all charges before confirming)
Required medical exam, immunizations
Required training for CPR/first aid/bloodborne pathogen training (universal precautions)
Required health insurance
Required HIPAA training (provided by the ISU DI at no cost to interns)
Other facility requirements (drug screening, verification of intern identity, etc.)
Facility fee (Some facilities may charge an intern a ‘facility fee’ for completing supervised practice at that facility. The intern is responsible for this fee in addition to the ISU DI tuition and fees)
Professional Liability Insurance (provided by the ISU DI at no cost to interns)
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Student membership (includes access to online evidence based analysis library)
Student subscription to the online Nutrition Care Manual (For the student discount code, please call the Academy at 1-800-877-1600)
Computer with a browser that works with Canvas and plug‐in's as needed (Computer and software information for distance education from College of Human Sciences Distance Education)
Scanner or access to reliable scanner (all of your assignments will be uploaded into Canvas)
Textbooks (similar to textbooks you may have used during your DPD)
Travel expenses for required Professional Skills Workshop held in Ames, Iowa including, but not limited to, travel to/from Ames, Iowa, apartment or hotel costs while in Ames, Iowa, meals and other expenses
Living expenses during the internship (car, housing, food, clothing)
For interns who participate in this rotation, additional travel expenses will be incurred. Detailed estimates for each international location are listed on their respective page
Expenses Post Internship Completion
CDR exam fee
CDR registration exam fee
- Fees for Prior Assessed Learning (PAL) credits are identical to that of the course fees and tuition.