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Dietetic Internship Application Fee: $40


There are two fees associated with the program: dietetic internship fees and graduate tuition fees. Dietetic internship fees are payable to “Nutrition Center”; graduate tuition fees are payable to “Indiana University of Pennsylvania.” You will be billed for tuition fees by the Bursar’s Office of IUP.

Dietetic Internship $4,700

Pay Schedule

  • Nonrefundable Deposit
    Due at time of Acceptance: $1,000
  • Second Payment
    Due: August 1, 2016: $2,700
  • Final Payment
    Due: February 15, 2017: $1,000

To make internship payments, please use our secure website.

All payments are due on the date set. A $10 per business day late fee will be assessed if deadlines are not met.

Graduate Tuition* and Fees Estimate (actual rates are not available until July 2016)
Semester/Session Tuition Additional Fees†
Summer Session I & II, 2016 $4,230.00 in state $1,357.25
(Based on 9 credits) $6,345.00 out of state $1,798.70
Fall Semester, 2016‡ $2,115.00 in state $703.63
(Based on 4.5 credits) $3,172.50 out of state $924.35
Spring Semester, 2017‡ $2,115.00 in state $703.63
(Based on 4.5 credits) $3,172.50 out of state $924.35

*For financial aid purposes, a full-time graduate student is defined as any student taking nine (9) or more credits per semester (fall and spring). During the summer, all students are charged per credit regardless of the number of credits registered. Students who schedule less than 9 credits are considered part-time and charged per credit ($470, in-state students; $705, out-of-state students). For financial aid, students must be registered for 4.5 credits each semester, as this is the amount that the graduate school recognizes as full-time status.

†Activity, Community Wellness, Instructional, Registration, Technology, Transportation, and Student Service Fees

‡Information for fall/spring 2016–17 fees were not available at this time, so these values are estimates only. Check the Tuition and Fees website for current information after July 30, 2016.

For International Students Only

  • Orientation Fee: $100.00 one-time fee
  • Evacuation and Repatriation Fee: $ 42.50 Fall; $ 56.00 Spring/Summer
    This fee must be paid by all international students. 
  • Immigration Fee: $ 50.00 each semester

Following the September 11, 2001 tragedies and the implementation of the U.S. Patriot Act, international offices across the USA are required to provide more detailed and frequent immigration information related to all international students, visitors, and their dependents. A $50 fee will be assessed each academic semester to all registered international students. Funds generated will be used to support personnel and operating costs associated with these reporting requirements. This fee is not refundable.

Additional expenses for the student enrolled in the dietetic internship:

  1. Expenses associated with a physical exam, including a tuberculin test (two-stage required), urinalysis, rubella titer, and Hepatitis B. The cost of the these tests varies. The student will assume the cost of these tests (approximately $300). Students may elect to have the physical performed by their own health care provider or at the Center for Health and Well-Being (the university health facility). A sample form plus instructions are included in the dietetic intern handbook.
  2. The institutions and agencies that accept interns for supervised practice experience require physical examination and other medical record clearances be maintained on file at IUP. To maintain security and confidentiality of these documents, student medical files are maintained by the Center for Health and Well-Being. The medical records fee is $15.
  3. All students must carry professional liability insurance— Healthcare Providers Service Organization. Students may go directly to the website to apply. Cost of the insurance is $36.75 per year.
  4. The student will need access to a reliable automobile. The distance from Indiana to the experience site may vary from 20 to 60 miles, one way. Cost for operating the car can range from $2,500 to $3,000. The cost of car expenses is difficult to estimate due to the constant changing of gas prices.
  5. Clothing required for the Intervention Rotation: white bib aprons and baseball cap, which will be purchased at the start of internship. Interns will also be required to purchase khaki pants.
  6. Cost of instructional materials development (photocopying, laminating, supplies, etc.) are extra.
  7. Housing costs will vary depending on type, location, etc. It is recommended that students begin looking for housing as soon as possible to be able to compare prices. Typical living expenses (residence hall) per semester are on average $3423 per month (single occupancy). For costs of the various housing options, contact the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining. Off-campus housing will vary from these costs. Meal plans may also be purchased.
  8. The cost of textbooks, laboratory coats, and supplies averages $500.
  9. Students are expected to join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as an affiliate member at a cost of $50 per year.
  10. The National Restaurant Association ServSafe Certification Course will cost $150. This includes the textbook, registration fee, and the comprehensive exam. Upon submission of a current (within five years) certification certificate, this course requirement will be waived.
  11. Act 34 Request for Criminal Record Check, $10
  12. Act 151, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, $10
  13. As of April 1, 2007, the State of Pennsylvania requires all persons who will be involved in classroom teaching, internships, clinical, and field experience be fingerprinted. This is called Act 114. The cost is $36. Information on the fingerprinting process can be obtained at the Applicant Fingerprint Registration website. You must go to the site to register for fingerprinting.
  14. Negative urine drug screen, which includes cannaboids, cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine, amphetamines, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines within ten days of the first day of the affiliation experience (clinical rotation). Approximate cost: $50
  15. Other expenses may be required by participating agencies.
  • Food and Nutrition Department
  • Ackerman Hall, Room 102
    911 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4440
  • Fax: 724-357-3007
  • Semester Office Hours
  • Monday–Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.– Noon
  • 1:00–4:30 p.m.