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The program fee is $9000, while the fee for ISPP Interns is $10,000.  

(see ISPP Policy)

Application costs:

  • Virginia Tech application fee: $50
  • Computer matching fee: $55 (one-time fee paid to D&D Digital to participate in the match process)
  • Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) fee: $50 for first program and $25 for each additional program  

Other estimated expenses:

  • Monthly rent, utilities, food: Blacksburg: $600-900, Northern Virginia: $1300*
  • Textbooks: $200 (varies, depending on books retained from DPD program)
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics student membership: $58
  • Lab coat: $25
  • Car expenses (gas, insurance, parking, etc.): varies**
  • Pre-placement immunizations and physical exam: varies
  • Health insurance: varies
  • Background checks, drug screening, basic life support training: $200 (varies)***
  • Meals and local transportation costs during trips: $100

* In order to stay within this range in Northern Virginia, a roommate would be needed.
** A car and valid driver's license or other form of private transportation are necessary for traveling to classes and facilities as public transit is not always available. Northern Virginia interns incur a $3.00 parking expense for the weekly class.
*** Must successfully complete a background check and drug screen; inability to successfully pass may result in inability to be placed in practice sites and ultimate dismissal from the program.

Financial Aid: information about financial aid and deferments