Program fee is $9000 (fee for ISPP Interns is $10,000 - see ISPP Policy)
Application costs:
Virginia Tech application fee $50
Computer matching fee
One-time fee paid to D&D Digital to participate in the match process.
$55
Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System
(DICAS) fee
$45 for first program and $20 for each additional program
$45
Other estimated expenses:
Rent, utilities, food $600-900 per month for Blacksburg/Southwest Virginia
$900 Blacksburg, $1300 Northern Virginia*
Textbooks (variable) $200 (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 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. Northern Virginia interns incur a $5.00 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.
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Employment during the internship: Interns spend at least 45-50 hours per week doing internship-related activities. Employment opportunities that allow interns to fulfill program requirements are limited; expectations for  performance do not change due to employment status. If you have questions about employment during the internship, contact us before submitting an application.

Financial aid:
Applicants are encouraged to pursue private loans and/or scholarships through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics  and state and local dietetic associations. Federal financial aid is student aid is not available to non-credit earning internship programs. Virginia Tech Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid provides information regarding existing loan repayment, deferment and forbearance.