Dietetic Internship Expenses

Internship Program
Program Overview
Mission, Goals and Philosophy
Application Process
Rotations and Sites

As there are no WMU stipends available for the dietetic internship program, the intern is responsible for meeting all personal needs in addition to tuition. Students enrolled in the WMU Dietetic Internship Program earn six graduate credits per semester and are considered full-time graduate students pursuing a master’s degree. Students may qualify for student loans and loan deferments as well as Graduate College scholarships and fellowships. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics also offers scholarships to graduate students. Students may be eligible for health insurance through their parents’ policy. Alternatively, WMU's Sindecuse Health Center has information about other insurance options.  

Personal transportation: Since practice experiences are located throughout southwestern Michigan, it is essential that the intern have full-time use of a reliable car and a valid driver’s license. Interns will need to drive daily to and from rotation sites during the  program.

2020-21 expenses

All expenses are subject to change.

Internship application expenses

WMU internship application fee $30
D&D digital computer matching fee $55

Personal expenses

Residence halls Current rates
WMU apartments Current rates
Transportation: On-campus buses are free; a car will be needed for most rotations. Varies
Personal health insurance
- Parents’ insurance policy
Sindecuse Health Center

Program related expenses

Internship fee $1,500
Liability insurance Included in Internship fee
Uniforms or lab coats Varies (~$50)
Placement site requirements to be completed prior to start of internship include CPR training, a physical exam, TB skin test, and vaccination records including: MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Tdap, and associated titers. These expenses are borne by the intern. The program will cover background checks and drug screening if required by a placement site. Varies (may be several hundred dollars, depending on insurance)
Registration for continuing education programs Varies (free CEUs are available)

Graduate school tuition and fees

Application, enrollment and student activity fees Current rates
Tuition (15 credits) – in-state and out-of-state Current rates

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and credentialing expenses

Membership/processing fee (student) $58
Registration Examination for Dietitians fee Approximately $200
ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP (Career Starter 5-year plan after passing RDN exam):  
Membership/processing fee at completion of program (first year only) $25
Active member, 1st year $70