Financial Aid, Tuition, and Fees

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.

Financial aid

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).

Stipend

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

See the Iowa State tuition website for current tuition and fees or visit the Office of the Registrar: Distance Education.

Cost to Apply to the Program

Item
Explanation
Cost

Application fees

ISU-DI program application fees (non-refundable)

$75

D&D Digital

Registration Fees

$55

DICAS application

DICAS application fees

varies

Transcripts

Submission of original transcripts in DICAS

varies

Anticipated Expenses During Internship

Item
Explanation
Cost

Graduate College Application

Application fees to the ISU Graduate College

$60

Transcripts

Submission of original transcripts to the ISU Graduate College

varies

ISU Tuition and Fees

2019 Summer Semester

 

 

Tuition 5 credits ($547 per credit x 5 credits)

$2735

 

*Course delivery fees ($120 cost per credit + college cost ($50))

$650

 

#Technology fees

$91.50

 

2018 Fall OR 2019 Spring Semesters

 

 

Tuition 10 credits ($547 per credit x 9 credits)

$4918

 

*Course delivery fees ($120 cost per credit + college cost ($100))

$1300

 

#Technology fees

$122

 

*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)

$18

 

Required medical exam, immunizations

varies

 

Required training for CPR/first aid/bloodborne pathogen training (universal precautions)

varies

 

Required health insurance

varies

 

Required HIPAA training (provided by the ISU DI at no cost to interns)

$0

 

Lab coat

varies

 

Other facility requirements (drug screening, verification of intern identity, etc.)

varies

 

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)

varies

 

Professional Liability Insurance (provided by the ISU DI at no cost to interns)

$0

Supportive material

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Student membership (includes access to online evidence based analysis library)

$58

 

Student subscription to the online Nutrition Care Manual (For the student discount code, please call the Academy at 1-800-877-1600)

$75

 

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)

varies

 

Scanner or access to reliable scanner (all of your assignments will be uploaded into Canvas)

varies

 

Textbooks (similar to textbooks you may have used during your DPD)

varies

Other expenses

Auto insurance

varies

 

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

varies

 

Living expenses during the internship (car, housing, food, clothing)

varies

International experience

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

varies

Expenses Post Internship Completion

Item
Explanation
Cost

CDR exam fee

CDR registration exam fee

$200

Note:

  • Fees for Prior Assessed Learning (PAL) credits are identical to that of the course fees and tuition.