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Estimated Program Expenses

Estimated Expenses as of April 2018. All expenses subject to change. A more comprehensive expense list is found in the intern handbook.


  • Graduate LDS Tuition Full-time: $3,540 per semester, $1,770 per term
  • Graduate LDS Tuition Part-time: $416 per credit
  • Graduate Non-LDS Tuition Full-time: $7,080 per semester, $3,540 per term
  • GraduateNon- LDS Tuition Part-time: $832 per credit

Generally, combined DI Masters students complete 12 credit hours in part-time status (6 fall semester, 6 winter semester) the first year and an additional 20 credits (minimum) in the following 1-2 years. Depending on student registration and plan of study enrollment may be full-time or part-time. For more details, visit BYU Tuition Service page.


  • Health Insurance $304-1,704 per semester. Interns must have either private or BYU health insurance. More information about Health Insurance is found in the DMBA Student Handbook.
  • Professional liability. Students enrolled in the BYU internship courses will bey covered by the BYU students insurance policy (no addition fee to student).
  • Automobile insurance cost varies. Interns assume liability for travel.

Books, Supplies, and other

  • Physical Examination: $25-100
  • Drug Screen: $25-45
  • Criminal Background Check: $30-75
  • Basic Life Support Certification: $85-100
  • Immunizations: $0-100
  • Books: $150-750
  • Miscellaneous supplies: $150
  • Professional clothing: $0-500

Room, Board, Personal, Travel

  • Room and Board $12,720
  • Personal Expense $3,684
  • Transportation $2,864 Interns are responsible for transport to and from supervised practice sites in Utah, Salt Lake, Davis, and Weber counties. Discounted public transit passes are available through BYU.
  • Conference fees and travel UAND $100 (required attendance)
  • Conference fees and travel FNCE $1,000-1,800 (optional attendance)

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

Professional Fees

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Membership: $58 students
  • RDN Examination Fee: $200 (after completion of internship and degree)
  • Conference Travel: UAND Annual Meeting (required ~ $90).
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition (optional). Scholarships may be available. (Cost varies ~$1,200)


    Some teaching and reserach assistant position may be available. Due to the time commitment involved with the Dietetic Internship, outside employment may be difficult. Interns may be employed as long as the hours do not conflict with supervised practice rotations and classes. Some teaching and research assistant positions may be available.

    Financial Aid

    Scholarships and Stipends

    • Interns may apply for an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship.
    • College and Department Scholarships and intern grants are available for dietetic interns. Please see the Life Science Scholarships Application and Life Sciences Internship pages for more information.
    • Department graduate stipends may be available for semesters interns are not in supervised practice. Information will be provided by the department Graduate Coordinate each semester.


    • Student may qualify for loans and grants. Information on loans and/or loan deferment is available through the BYU Financial Aid Office.


    Brigham Young University’s Didactic Program in Dietetics and Dietetic Internship are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. They can be contacted at:

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190,Chicago, IL 60606-6995,(312) 899-0040 ext 5400