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Estimated Program Expenses

  • Rent – $500 -$1000/month/person shared or $850-$1200/person for one bedroom
  • Utilities – $75-$300/month depending on size and location
  • Gas, Tolls – varies ($25-75/week depending on rotation locations; Will need car for some rotations and meetings)
  • Parking – $5-$9/day 
  • Food – $200-$300/month
  • Internet – $50/month
  • Telephone – $60/month for cell phone
  • Washer/dryer – $20-$30/month if not included in rent
  • Misc. Rotation Expenses: additional lab work, background checks, educational materials/books/supplies/lab coat – $100-$200/year
  • Health insurance; Required– varies depending on plan
  • Clothing, medical, entertainment – $75/month (and up)
  • Startup expenses – $1,000-$2,000 (utilities start up, first month’s rent, security deposit if required)
  • Estimates of general monthly living expenses – $1,500–$2,000/month
  • AND student membership and VAND Legislation Day fee - $85
  • Program fee – $1,800
  • Masters Plus DI interns only: University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate school application fee - $75
  • Masters Plus DI interns only: University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate school tuition – as per the registrar’s office

Scholarship or Stipend Opportunities

  • Ann Robbins Dietetic Internship Scholarship: Newly accepted Dietetic Interns are invited to apply for this scholarship ($300).
  • Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (VAND) Scholarship: Graduates of a Virginia college or university may be eligible to apply for VAND scholarships. See VAND Scholarships for more information.
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Scholarships: Refer to AND Scholarships for potential scholarship opportunities.

Financial Aid and Loan Deferment

Dietetic Internship Only Option: There is no financial aid available for this program.  Upon request, the Program Director will write a letter/complete forms to verify the dietetic intern's status in the program, for potential loan deferment.  It is the responsibility of the dietetic intern to determine loan deferment eligibility and requirements.

Masters Plus DI Option: Federal financial aid may be available to those that qualify during their masters coursework. Please contact the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Program Coordinator for more information. Interns may be eligible for financial assistance during the Dietetic Internship portion of their study if they maintain enrollment in at least four (4) credit hours per semester with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.