Costs to Apply to Program
|Computer Matching Fee *||$50|
|Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) fee **||$40|
*One-time fee paid to D&D Digital to participate in the match process.
**$40 for first program, and $20 for each additional program.
Other Estimated Expenses
|Rent, Utilities, Food||$350-$600 per month for Blacksburg/Roanoke $700*-$1300 per month for Northern Virginia|
|Textbooks (variable)||$200 (depending on books retained from DPD program)|
|AND Student Membership||$50|
|Car expenses (gas, insurance, etc.) **||varies**|
|Computer with Internet access||varies|
|Background checks and drug screening ****||~$100 (varies)|
|Meals and local transportation costs during trips||$100|
* In order to stay within this range at the Northern Virginia location a roommate would be needed.
** A car and valid driver's license are necessary for traveling to classes and facilities.
*** On weekly class days, Northern Virginia interns incur ~$4.50 parking expense.
**** Must successfully complete a background check and drug screen.
Employment During Internship
Interns spend at least 40-50 hours/week with internship-related activities. Employment opportunities that allow interns to fulfill program requirements are limited and expectations for intern performance do not change because of employment. If you have additional questions regarding working during the internship, contact the director prior to applying to the program.
Interns may be eligible for financial aid in the form of federal student loans. Interns are classified as 5th year undergraduates for financial aid purposes which impacts award amount and is less than what is awarded for graduate student classification. To become eligible for federal loans, interns must complete a FAFSA form. Applicants are also encouraged to apply for scholarships through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and their state and local dietetic associations. AND scholarship applications are due mid February. Morrison Management Company offers a scholarship. Information can be obtained at http://www.iammorrison.com/dietsoda