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Program Costs

The cost of an education at the University of Kansas is competitive with other top dietetic internship programs. Figures below are for a course schedule of 24 credit hours over three semesters.

Estimated expenses 2020-2021

Kansas resident


Tuition (24



Campus fees



Est. total KU Medical Center tuition and fees



Additional expenses for students (may vary significantly)

Room and board



Books and supplies







$3,245 $3,245

Additional fees may include e-learning fees for online courses and other course fees. Students choosing to complete the master's degree and other certificates that require additional credit hours beyond dietetic internship program requirements will also have different estimated expenses.

Students in this program are required to have a computer that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements.

Additional fees include the following:

  • 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

For more details about tuition and fees, please see the Office of the Registrar.

The Office of Student Financial Aid calculates budgets for students applying for aid in order to determine a student's need.

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.

See also: Scholarships for current students offered by the School of Health Professions

Apply for Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students who qualify. 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 (same timeline as above). The School of Health Professions has scholarship funds available for students based on merit, financial need, or both. 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.

Last modified: Oct 14, 2020

The program starts fall semester in August and ends the following July (three semesters total). The application window is Dec. 1–Feb. 15 each year.

Program Overview

Mission, Goals, Objectives

Eligibility and Requirements

How to Apply

Program Costs


Student Handbook


KU's dietetic internship program has received continued accreditation status from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. The full accreditation covers the remainder of the 7-year term ending December 31, 2023. This term has been extended to December 31, 2024 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

photo of Jeannine GoetzJeannine Goetz, Ph.D., RD
Dietetic Internship
Associate Professor

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