Costs to Apply to Program

  • Mount Mary University Application Fee: $45
  • Computer Matching Participation Fee*: $50 (one-time fee paid to D&D Digital)
  • Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) fee: $50 for first program, $25 for each additional program applied to

Estimated Program Costs

Interns are full-time graduate students and take 18 graduate credits during the internship program. graduate tuition and fees are subject to change.

  • Graduate Tuition: $775 per credit
  • General fee: $270 per semester 
  • Books:$400-$800 (varies based on courses chosen)
  • One-two lab coats: $20-$40; not required by all sites
  • Student membership to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: $58
  • Dietetic Internship participation fee*: $500 per semester. Covers administrative costs, background check, professional liability insurance, unannounced drug testing, attendance at a professional meeting and partial payment for review course at end of internship.
  • Housing: See Mount Mary room and board options and fees. Off-campus housing in Milwaukee near Mount Mary University averages about $450-$600 per person, per month for a two-bedroom apartment shared by two people.
  • Transportation to practice sites and parking**: Varies
  • Physical exam: Varies (Documentation of current vaccinations, titers and TB testing are required.)
  • Flu shot: required prior to November 15
  • Health insurance: See Mount Mary’s student health insurance information for more details. Health insurance is required.

All graduate students at Mount Mary are subject to the tuition and fees described in the Graduate Bulletin. Housing is available on campus for graduate students, and students may purchase health insurance through Mount Mary University (MMU). Since these costs are subject to change, students are urged to check the MMU website for current information at:

Financial Aid

  • Federal student loans: Dietetic interns are full-time graduate students and are eligible for federal financial aid in the form of student loans. To be eligible for federal loans, you must complete the FAFSA. Contact Mount Mary’s Financial Aid Office with questions.
  • Deferment of federal student loans: Graduate students enrolled at least half time (3 credits per semester) may be eligible for in school deferment of federal student loans. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.
  • Scholarships: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers scholarships each year. Scholarship applications typically are due in mid-February. We encourage you to search for additional scholarships at your state and local dietetic associations and other companies and professional organizations.

* Must successfully complete a background check and drug screen; inability to successfully pass may result in inability to be placed in practice sites and ultimate dismissal from the program.

 ** A car, valid driver's license and auto liability insurance are needed to travel to classes, field trips and rotation sites as public transit is not always available. Parking is free on campus. Rarely do affiliates assess parking fees.