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Approximate Program Costs

Program costs are calculated based on tuition and fees of 2017.18 (current tuition can be found here). Any of these costs may change without prior notice. The Dietetic Internship faculty and staff make every attempt to minimize costs to the student while maintaining quality of the program. Additional costs are associated with resources such as references that are considered to be essential for successful completion of the internship.

  • Application Fee (CWU, DICAS, D&D): varies, typically $150-200 total
  • Tuition  + Fees (3 quarters as undergrad and 2 summers as post bacc/graduate)

             -Residents of the State of Washington: ~$14,668

             -Nonresidents of the State of Washington: ~$31,570

             -DI Fees: $405 ($135/3 quarters)

  • Textbooks: $500-$1000 (varies depending on what student has available from past education)
  • Professional Liability Insurance: >$20 per year
  • Housing: varies
  • Health insurance: varies
  • AND Student Membership: $50/year
  • Professional Meetings: Variable
  • Immunization shots form needs to include the following: TDAP, MMR, chickenpox immunity titer, hepatitis B immunity, or titers proving one has the antibodies, flu vaccine and up-to-date annual PPD testing with history of a two-step procedure included. Therefore, cost varies depending on what the person has up to date.
  • Two transcripts: one for the application and one for the nutrition department cost varies from school to school
  • Transportation: varies depending on where you are living but a car is required.
  • Car insurance: varies depending on provider
  • HIPAA, CPR, food handlers permit, background checks, drug test APPRX. $275


Financial Aid and Loan Deferment

As enrolled post-bacc students, CWU Dietetic Interns qualify for financial aid (as subsidized and unsubsizdized loans) and loan deferment, if loan limits have not been previously met.  Please see information here on types of loans and limits

Interns are referred to for further information on their specific eligibility and the application process.

Information on CWU Scholarships can be found at

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