Estimated Program Expenses

Estimated Expenses as of June 2016. All expenses subject to change. A more comprehensive expense list it found in the intern handbook.


Interns pay graduate student tuition. 2016-2017 part-time (0.5-8.0 credit hours) graduate tuition for LDS students is $393 per semester hour; for non-LDS students it is $786 per semester hour. Full-time (8.5+ credit hours) graduate tuition/semester for LDS students $3,340; for non-LDS students $6,680. The Internship only and Combined DI Masters track will complete 13 credit hours in part-time status (7 fall semester, 6 winter semester) the first year. The combined DI Masters track will complete an additional 20 credits (minimum) in the following 1-2 years. Depending on student registration and plan or study semesters may be full-time or part-time. For more details, visit 
BYU Tuition Service page.

Health Insurance
Interns must have either private or BYU health insurance. The BYU health insurance premium for married interns is $237.00-474.00 per month and for single interns is $148.00-296.00 per month. Links to the most current premium schedule is found at this page. You can see more detailed information about Health Insurance at BYU's OneStop  webpage. Malpractice insurance is provided without charge through BYU’s Risk Management Department.

Housing Expense
An estimate of living expenses can be found here: BYU Financial Aid

Professional Fees
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Associate Membership: $50 for students, $110 for the first year after graduation, $220 for an active membership thereafter. 1-800-877-1600
  • RD Examination Fee: $200
  • Conference Travel: UAND Annual Meeting (required ~ $90).  
  • AND Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition (optional). Registration and lodging will generally be covered for FNCE. Interns will be responsible for travel, food, and incidentals and UAND registration. (Cost varies ~$1,100)

Personal Expenses

  • Physical Examination: Cost varies ~$25
  • Drug Screen: $28-40
  • Criminal Background Check: $15-$25
  • Room & Board: $11, 864
  • Vaccinations: Cost varies $0-100
  • Travel: Cost varies. Interns are responsible for transportation to practice site located in Utah, Salt Lake, Davis, and Weber counties.
  • Books: Approximately $150 
  • Other (i.e. projects, folders, office supplies): Cost varies (Approximately $150)
  • Appropriate clothing and shoes as required for professional dress: Cost varies $0-500
  • An estimate of living expenses can be found on the BYU Financial Aid Office Website


Due to the time commitment involved with the Dietetic Internship, outside employment is not recommended. However, interns may be employed if it does not conflicts with supervised practice rotations and classes.

Financial Aid

Students may apply for an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship during the senior year of undergraduate study. College and Department Internship Travel Scholarships are also available for dietetic interns. Please see the Life Science Scholarships Application and Life Sciences Internship pages for more information.