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 9 credits each semester (Fall and Spring). 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

Withdrawal and refund of tuition and fees: If you withdraw from the university, you will be charged a fee of $50 for a first-week withdrawal and $100 for any withdrawal during the second week.

If you leave the university without officially withdrawing as per university regulations, you will be charged the full 100% of tuition and fees due to the university. If you are able to document that you have not attended the course(s) for which you registered (non-attendance),  you will be assessed 20% of the original fees due, reduced to resident rates, and any late fees or finance charges.

Refunds for fees paid are prorated according to the length of the course and the number of weeks a course has been session.  When a student withdraws, depending on how much time has lapsed in the semester will determine if a refund is owed to the student and how much. 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. Interns may be scheduled for rotations anywhere within a 200-mile radius of UW-Stout. 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 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.

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.

WAND Conference

Interns will attend the Wisconsin’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 is $150. Interns are also responsible for hotel and transportation costs to attend the conference. Go to and click WAND conference for more information. 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