Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities

Dietetic Internship - Program Cost

Program costs for the full time option of the Dietetic Internship at the Center for Disabilities are listed below. Costs are subject to change. Please note - Federal financial aid is only available for students working towards a masters degree.

Application Fee

$0.00

D&D Digital (computer match fee)

$50.00

Liability Insurance

$41.00

AND Affiliate Membership Fee

$50.00

Dietetic Internship Fee - Per Year
     Initial Deposit due July 1 ($1,000.00 non-refundable)
     Each Semester ($3,500.00 due first week of September and
          first week of January)

$9, 000.00

Graduate Tuition and Fees - 2 Credit Hours
     Residents - $50.00 per credit hour
     Non-Residents  - $50.00 per credit hour
     Costs are subject to change by the South Dakota
          Board of Regents.

$100.00

Experience in areas around Sioux Falls, South Dakota
     This amount is to cover extra transportation and
          additional housing costs during this experience.

$600.00

Professional references and texts as well as access to the Nutrition Care Manual will be provided.

$0

Required Criminal Background Check

$100.00

RD Exam Review Study Guide will be provided.

$0

Estimated Total Program Cost

$9,941.00


Additional costs to consider when planning your internship year.
  • Laptop computer, printer, computer paper and printer ink cartridges.
  • Food
  • Graduate School Application Fee (If enrolled in a masters program.) - $35.00
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Health Insurance (Required to show proof of health insurance.)
  • Housing (Costs vary by location. Housing may be provided at some locations.)
  • Lab Coat (Needed for some rotations. May use lab coat you already own.)
  • Physical Examination and Immunizations
    • Including Varicella, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis B Series. (Must have started Hepatitis B Series prior to entering the program or already be immunized.)
  • Transportation
    • A vehicle is needed to provide transportation to classes and rotation sites.
    • Plan on an average of approximately 100-200 miles per week.
    • South Dakota is a rural state, thus making travel a normal and necessary part of life. However, the roads are good and traffic is generally minimal making travel easier than in more populated areas. 

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