Program Expenses

Dietetic Internship Program costs, tuition and fees
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Cost of Graduate Credits

Interns enroll as non-degree seeking students and therefore are not eligible to receive financial aid through UW-Stout. Interns are allowed to seek personal loans to pay for tuition costs of the internship. Interns are eligible for loan deferments during the internship program. All tuition and fees noted below are subject to change without notice. Interns will be required to register for 15credits, 6 Fall, 6 Spring and 3 Summer.. You may choose to pay the entire fee for credits at the time of registration or can choose to follow the payment plan set by UW-Stout. For more information go to the Student Business Services website

Transportation Costs

Interns are responsible for their own reliable transportation. Costs of maintaining a vehicle and expenses from driving to sites are also the responsibility of the intern. Costs will vary depending on the distance to each site and could be substantial depending on the different rotation sites for each intern. All interns are expected to arrive in a timely manner for all activities associated with the rotations and the internship in general. This includes attendance to professional meetings and required workshops and conferences. Therefore, the cost of transportation should be factored into the total cost of the program.

Housing Costs

Interns are responsible for arranging and paying for their own housing costs. Interns may choose to live where they desire. See the University Housing website for information on current university housing if living in the Menomonie area

Health Insurance

All interns will need to show proof of health insurance prior to starting the internship. The health insurance must be for the entire internship year (August – May). Cost of health insurance is the intern’s responsibility. As a graduate student at UW-Stout, you would be able to buy health insurance through the university if you are not covered by your parents or spouse.

Professional Liability Insurance

Interns are required to have proof of professional liability insurance prior to starting rotations. Interns are responsible for buying the liability insurance. The insurance needs to cover the entire internship year (August – May). As a member of AND, this insurance is available through Proliability at, and is endorsed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

State AND Conference

Interns will attend their state’s Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual conference. The conference is typically held in April and is two days long. The cost of registration for the conference will vary.. Interns are also responsible for hotel and transportation costs to attend the conference. Interns will register for the conference on their own when registration becomes available.

Background Check

All interns will need to have a background check completed prior to starting the internship. All rotation sites require this to work in their facility. If your preceptor requires a copy of your background check, the DI program will provide it to the preceptor. If the facility requires a drug screening prior to beginning rotation, the intern must comply. If the facility requires fingerprinting prior to beginning rotation, the intern must comply. To complete the background check go to The cost is ~$33.

Medical Exams, Tests and Immunizations

All interns must have a physical exam conducted within nine months prior to the start of the internship and provide a written statement from the licensed health care professional attesting to the condition of the intern’s health. Interns must also provide proof of the immunizations and tests that fulfill the requirements of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, the CDC guidelines, and the affiliation agreements between the University of Wisconsin-Stout and the supervised practice sites.

Required immunizations and tests include these and may also include others:

  • Two-step TB test to be completed within three months prior to the start of the internship. The intern must provide documentation detailing both test dates, as well as the signed and dated 72-hour readings for both.
  • MMR
  • Tetanus
  • Chickenpox
  • Hepatitis B (entire series to be completed prior to beginning internship)
  • Flu shot to be administered when the current vaccine, covering internship year, is available

Program Costs

Fees 2023-2024Cost1
Internship Program (1) 15 CI- graduate credits$7125 ($475/credit)

Median Rent Cost Per Month for On-Campus

Housing/Housing in the Menomonie area


See information below (2)

Student Health Insurance Plan through UW-Stout or other health insurance plan (3)$1,400-$1,500
Liability Insurance (4)$50-$90 (with required AND student membership)
Laboratory Coat$40 (varies)
Background Check$33
Student Membership to Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) (2021-2022)$58
TransportationInterns are responsible for their own reliable transportation and all associated costs.
State AND Conference (5)$150 (plus hotel and transportation costs)
Medical Exam, Tests and Immunizations (6)Costs vary
  1. These costs are estimated as average cost, based on the best available information and subject to change or personal difference or needs.
  2. This cost is based on the best information available and subject to change. Interns may be living outside the Menomonie area. In all cases, the cost of housing and all arrangements are the intern’s responsibility.
  3. The premium will vary based on individual choice and rates may increase. See plan for coverage on UW-Stout Health Services website. Interns may obtain other health insurance coverage, provided their coverage period includes the full duration of the internship.
  4. Professional liability insurance is required for dietetic interns. This insurance is available through Proliability at, and is endorsed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  5. Interns will attend the annual meeting of their State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  The cost will vary.
  6. Any costs associated with the required physical exam and fulfilling required immunizations prior to beginning supervised practice rotations are also the intern’s responsibility. See additional details on the UW-Stout dietetic internship website under Program Expenses.