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Projected Program Costs

The following costs* are the responsibility of the Dietetic Intern

*All fees are approximate and not inclusive.

Tuition

Tuition: $11,000. To be paid by check or credit card (a convenience fee is charged for credit card payments) in two equal installments. 

APPLICATION FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE. TUITION IS NOT REFUNDABLE. ALL OTHER FEES RELATED TO THE PNCDDI ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.

Tuition due dates for matched applicants for our September 2019 class are  April 10, 2019 and June 10, 2019.

Orientation

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 ATTEND ALL 3 DAYS OF MANDATORY ORIENTATION.
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 Transportation

Mandatory Orientation Session (3 days) in Boston MA area (prior to start of supervised practice); travel costs vary. All Interns are required to stay at the Internship selected hotel. Interns are responsible for travel to and from the mandatory orientation session area as well as the cost for food and lodging. Lodging cost for the hotel approximately $179 per room per night for the September 2019 orientation session.  Interns are provided with a list of their classmates and generally share rooms to save money. Breakfasts are included in the cost of the room.

Lodging and Transportation During the Internship

The assumption is made that Dietetic Intern will not relocate, so no additional costs will be incurred. Transportation and all associated costs to and from supervised practices/clinical sites, seminars, and meetings.

Memberships, Materials and Education

Jean Inman review course $385 Discounted rate

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.

Conference attendance (Variable, it depends on what is available in your area)

Insurance

Medical (Personal health insurance MANDATORY); costs vary

Professional Liability $24 ($1 million per incident/$5 million per year for AND members)

Health and Background

Criminal background check (clearing house) $75-200 (cost depends on numbers of former names and addresses). If additional clearances or fingerprinting are required by the supervised practice facility, Interns are responsible for all associated fees.

Drug screen  $65

Cost of  immunizations vary

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.

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. Personal loans may be available at your local bank.