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Costs and Financial Aid

We understand that investing in your education is a commitment to your success. You'll find the cost of an education at the University of Kansas is competitive with other top dietetics and nutrition programs.

The figures below are for the dual dietetic internship graduate certificate and master's degree program in dietetics and nutrition, which will be completed across five semesters.

Any dollar amounts listed are general approximations provided as a guide only and are not an official quote of costs. All figures are subject to change by the Kansas Board of Regents and the University of Kansas. Tuition and fee amounts are officially listed in the KU comprehensive fee schedule. For more details about tuition and fees, please see the Office of the Registrar.

Tuition and Fees

Estimated Expenses for 2023-24 KS Resident Non-Resident
Tuition for 38 credit hours* $16,104 $37,136
Campus fees* $1,687 $1,687
Total $17,793 $38,823
Estimated Additional Expenses (not paid to KU)
Books & Supplies** $600
Room & Board** $31,809
Personal** $10,669
Transportation $3,037

**Estimated costs obtained from the 2021-2022 financial aid full-time graduate student budget document. These estimates are for a two-year program. Individual expenses may vary significantly.

Additional Fees
DICAS Online Application Fee $50
Computer Matching Fee (D&D Digital) $65
KU Graduate Studies Supplemental Application Fee $75
Background Check $43
Drug Screening $37
Hepatitis B (3 shot series) ~$120
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Student Membership $58
Conference Registration Fees (not required) ~$250

Note: Tuition estimates calculated based upon 2022-2023 rates as approved by the Kansas Board of Regents and the University of Kansas.

Additional fees may include e-learning fees for online courses and other course fees.

Students in this program are required to have a computer that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students who qualify.

Federal assistance includes the following:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Direct Loans (subsidized, unsubsidized, Parent PLUS)

The School of Health Professions provides a number of scholarship award opportunities for currently enrolled students.

KU Medical Center provides information about additional grants and scholarships which may be available. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid with questions or for assistance. 

Get Started: Apply for Financial Aid

To complete the FAFSA, visit the FAFSA application site and provide the school code for the University of Kansas: 001948.

Students should not wait to be accepted into an academic program to begin the financial aid process. Even if the application deadline for the intended program is later in the year, students are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) by the March 1 priority deadline.

Some financial aid grants and low-interest loans have limited funding. After the priority deadline, any remaining financial aid will be awarded as available.

Even if financial aid will not be requested, students are encouraged to file the FAFSA annually. The FAFSA enables the school to consider all scholarship funds available. The FAFSA must be completed annually.

The total financial aid award package, including scholarships, loans or need-based aid, cannot be finalized until the student's application materials and fee have been received and admission to KU has been completed.

School of Health Professions

Dietetics and Nutrition
KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 4013
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5355 • 711 TTY