Financial Requirements

Financial Requirements (Program Tuition & Estimated Fees)

Pre-Match Fee:
DICAS fee $50 for 1st application; $25 for each additional application
D&D Digital fee $65
Application Fee to apply to NutraCo* Non-refundable $80
Post-Match Fee:
Payable to NutraCo Dietetic Internship:
Program Tuition – Full-Time *

  • Tuition includes: Nutrition Care Manual subscription; Compliance Tracking (for medical clearance through Adam Safeguard and SentryMD); ID badge
$12,500

  • Non-refundable deposit: $1,500 (to be paid within 10 business days of accepting a spot in our program)
  • Remaining balance to be paid during the year that students will be starting supervised practice rotations
    • $5,500 due May 1st
    • $5,500 due July 1st *traditional program, June 1st for accelerated program*
Program Extension Fee $1000 per month beyond the planned program length
Payable to Individual Vendor:
Purchase of EatRightPrep RD exam preparation software $149.99
Subscription to EHR Go (web-based educational electronic health record system) $50 for 12-week subscription
Health Insurance – student’s responsibility Variable
Mandatory Professional Liability Insurance $24 on average; varies by state
Physical exam, vaccines and immunization (for medical clearance) Variable; depending on individual health requirements and health insurance
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Student Membership $58
Academy Member groups, if desired $5 – $35
Back ground check (through Adam Safeguard) $31 plus NJ sales tax & court fees, $10-$65 varies by state
Urine Drug Screen (through Adam Safeguard) $59 plus NJ sales tax
Books, supplies, etc. (books from DPD are acceptable to use) Variable, $50 – $600
Travel Expenses and car insurance Variable; depending on state and location of rotation site – estimates may range from $200-$4,000
Meals during supervised practice Variable; $0 – $10
Meetings / conferences Variable; depending on attendance at state or regional conference – estimated $30-$80
Other RDN exam preparation optional Various-$20 – $385 (Jean Inman recommended $385)
Technology Expenses (such as laptop) Variable; depending on what you currently have & what you need
Mobile phone / internet access Variable; $50 or more
RDN Exam fee $200

* Please note all program tuition and fees are payable only by ACH bank transfer or Visa, Mastercard or Discover credit card.

Tuition Refund Policy : A complete refund will be honored if cancellation is made within three business days of making the first tuition payment. After that, fees and payments are non-refundable regardless of the reason. Please keep in mind, once you are accepted to our program that slot is held specifically for you. The down payment of $1,500 made upon acceptance into the program is non-refundable.

NutraCo Dietetic Internship does not offer financial aid. Students who need assistance in covering the costs of the dietetic internship are encouraged to apply to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarships. It is worthwhile to check out local and state dietetic associations to see if they offer scholarships also. You may consider applying for a student loan, either federal or private student loans or even a personal loan. If you already have a student loan, you may be eligible to defer payment while enrolled in a dietetic internship program, but you will need to confirm if this is possible with the institution you have the loan with.

Upon request, NutraCo Dietetic Internship will provide a letter once you have been accepted into our program and have paid the tuition for possible deferment of your current loan.

If you are interested in applying to one of our affiliated graduate degree programs, please see their program website for tuition, expenses and financial aid options.

A revised Financial Requirements breakdown can be requested by contacting dhershey@nutraco.com

NutraCo Dietetic Internship provides an equal opportunity to all applicants (U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident) for admission to our program.

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Accreditation Information

NutraCo Dietetic Internship is currently granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics