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Financial Information

Estimated Program Expenses

  • Rent – $500 -$800/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 – $3-$6/day 
  • Food – $200-$300/month
  • Internet – $40/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)
  • Start up 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

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

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.