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Costs and Financial Aid

See the tuition costs and fees for KU's dietetic internship graduate certificate program.

We understand that investing in your education is a commitment to your success. You'll find the cost of an education at the University of Kansas is competitive with other top dietetic internship programs.

The figures below can be used as a guide for completing the program in two semesters but are not an official quote of total costs to obtain the dietetic internship graduate certificate from KU.

Estimated expenses
fall 2023 and spring 2024

Kansas resident


Tuition (16 credit hours)



Campus fees (2 semesters)



Estimated total KU Medical Center tuition and fees



Additional expenses for students (may vary significantly)

Room and board


Books and supplies






Note: estimated costs of additional expenses for students listed above were obtained from the 2021-2022 financial aid full-time graduate student budget document.

Additional Fees

  • DICAS online application fee: $50.00.
  • D&D Digital computer match fee: $65.00.
  • KU School of Health Professions application fee: $75.00.
  • Background check report fee: $43.00.
  • Drug screening fee: $37.00.
  • Hepatitis B vaccination (3-shot series): ~$120.00.
  • Student Membership, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: $58.00
  • Conference registration fees (not required): ~$250.00

Additional fees may include e-learning fees for online courses and other course fees. Students in this program are required to have a computer that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements.

Any dollar amounts listed are general approximations provided as a guide only and are not an official quote of costs. All figures are subject to change by the Kansas Board of Regents and the University of Kansas. Tuition and fee amounts are officially listed in the KU comprehensive fee schedule. For more details about tuition and fees, please see the Office of the Registrar.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students who qualify.

Federal assistance includes the following:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Direct Loans (subsidized, unsubsidized, Parent PLUS)


The School of Health Professions provides a number of scholarship award opportunities for currently enrolled students.

KU Medical Center provides information about additional grants and scholarships which may be available. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid with questions or for assistance.

Get Started: Apply for Financial Aid

To complete the FAFSA, visit the FAFSA application site and provide the school code for the University of Kansas: 001948.

Students should not wait to be accepted into an academic program to begin the financial aid process. Even if the application deadline for the intended program is later in the year, students are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) by the March 1 priority deadline.

Some financial aid grants and low-interest loans have limited funding. After the priority deadline, any remaining financial aid will be awarded as available.

Even if financial aid will not be requested, students are encouraged to file the FAFSA annually. The FAFSA enables the school to consider all scholarship funds available. The FAFSA must be completed annually.

The total financial aid award package, including scholarships, loans or need-based aid, cannot be finalized until the student's application materials and fee have been received and admission to KU has been completed.

Questions, advising and campus visit opportunities.

We're here to answer questions and provide assistance as you prepare for an exciting career in dietetics and nutrition. For more information on KU's dietetic internship graduate certificate program or our dual master's degree/dietetic internship program, please see answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
High school students and college students in their early years of study may contact Alex Lopez, our school's outreach and recruitment specialist, with questions at or 913-588-1743 (711 TTY).
If you're close to applying to KU, please contact Jeannine Goetz, Ph.D., program director, at or 913-588-1449 (711 TTY).
School of Health Professions

Dietetics and Nutrition
KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 4013
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5355 • 711 TTY