DI Costs & Financial Aid


The following program costs are projected for the 2022-2023 academic year for full-time interns. Costs are estimated based on present tuition. Tuition is based per credit hour and technology fees.  Tuition and fees subject to change.

Fall 2022 and Spring 2023, 3 Credit On-line Graduate Course, (Admitted after Fall 2017)

Residency Tuition Ed Services Fee Tech Fee Distance Ed Fee Total
PA Resident



$244.80 $84.00 $232.20 $2,109.00
PA Non-Resident



$244.80 $120.00 $236.70 $2,179.50

These charges are for a 3 credits, graduate, distance education course.  Please note that these fees may vary based on term admitted.  For distance ed. Courses, ed. Services and distance ed. fees are charged in lieu of the general fee charged for on-campus courses.

WCU Dietetic Internship Estimated Costs 2022-2023 

Item Cost
MSCN Tuition & Fees for Non-DI course (in-state) - 27 credits $18,981
Based on in-state MSCN tuition & fees of $703 per credit
MSCN/DI or Post-master's cert DI courses (in-state) - 15 credits $10,545
Based on in-state MSCN/DI tuition & fees of $703 per credit
3 day on-site orientation (at end of August) Variable
Depending on need for meals, travel, parking & overnight accommodations. 
Medical & Criminal Background Check/Clearances $50-400
Dependent on state or states lived in and the requirements of the supervised practice site. This may include fingerprinting, drug screen, and vaccinations. 
Lab Coat/ non-slip shoes $75 - 125
Textbooks & Supplies $200 - 500
Required texts will be determined by the faculty and DI administrator.
DI online system management subscription $90
Paid by the intern for online document and schedule management.
Technology Expenses Variable
Must have computer, MS office, and internet access for distance learning. 
Living Expenses  Geographically variable
Transportation/Parking Variable
Dependent on site and intern.  Interns must maintain car insurance if driving a vehicle to/from rotation sites and are responsible for their own transportation.
Medical Insurance

Dependent on intern and coverage options.  All interns must maintain active medical insurance throughout the dietetic internship program.

Professional Liability Insurance

$30 - 100
Purchased by dietetic intern

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND) Membership

Annual student membership dues

DI associated meetings or conferences

Dependent on site and intern needs


Financial Aid and Support

Information about financial aid, loans, scholarships, stipends and other monetary support can be found on the Financial Aid Office website.  

Interns are encouraged to seek additional sources of scholarship funding. Interns may contact the financial aid office or graduate coordinator for further assistance regarding funding opportunities. In addition, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides scholarships to students applying to dietetic internships. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications for scholarships should be requested from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.