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Tuition and Aid

See the tuition costs and fees required for our 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 are for a course schedule of 24 credit hours over three semesters.

Estimated expenses
2020-2021

Kansas resident

Non-resident

Tuition (24 cr.hr.)

$10,308

$22,814

Campus fees

$844

$844

Estimated total KU Medical Center tuition and fees

$11,152

$23,658


Additional expenses for students
(may vary significantly)

Kansas resident

Non-resident

Room and board

$17,017

$17,017

Books and supplies

$600

$600

Personal

$5,588

$5,588

Transportation

$3,245

$3,245

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.

Those choosing to complete the master's degree and other certificates requiring additional credit hours beyond dietetic internship program requirements will also have different estimated expenses.

Additional Fees

  • School of Health Professions Application fee: $75.00
  • D&D Digital Computer Match fee: $55.00
  • DICAS online application fee: $50.00
  • Background check report: $43.00
  • Drug screening: $37.00
  • Membership, Association of Nutrition and Dietetics: $58.00
  • Conference registration fees: $250.00

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. We encourage students to complete the FAFSA in order to be considered for federal aid. To complete the FAFSA, please visit  the FAFSA application site and provide the school code for the University of Kansas: 001948.

Federal assistance includes the following:

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

Some financial aid grants and low-interest loans have limited funding. Don't wait to be accepted into the program before beginning the financial aid process. 

The priority deadline is March 1. After the priority deadline, any remaining financial aid will be awarded as available. 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 is completed.

Learn more about scholarships for current students offered by the School of Health Professions for a comprehensive list of other opportunities.

Questions, advising and campus visit opportunities.

For more information on KU's dietetic internship program, please see answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

In-person campus visits are currently limited due to COVID-19 precautions. However, we will continue to host several online open houses this year. If you are interested, please contact Jeannine Goetz, Ph.D., RD, LD, program director, at jgoetz@kumc.edu 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