Tuition and Fees

Please visit the Financial Aid page on the Allied Health home page to read about additional options that may be available for qualified borrowers. 


Tuition cost for the 2021-2022 academic year is $12,500.00. A $6,250.00 installment will be due when the program begins in August and the remaining $6,250.00 will be due in January.

Dietetic Internship 1286 clock hours $75 $12,500 $3,413 $15,988

Individuals accepted into the program will be sent information to inquire about housing availability in the Nashville area, as well as specific program cost information.
** Depending on your personal spending habits, these estimated costs could be considerably lower.

AND’s Food and Nutrition Expo (FNCE)

FNCE is optional, not a requirement of the internship. In 2022-2023 the decision to attend or not attend FNCE is dependent upon location, expenses and the safety of travel.

Health Insurance

All Allied Health Students are required to be covered by health insurance during their training. Students should seek private healthcare insurance options, or enroll via the government healthcare exchanges.

Enrollment Fee

Upon acceptance of an appointment as a dietetic intern, an enrollment fee of $250.00 is required. This fee secures the intern's position in the program and is credited back to your first semester tuition payment.


The Alumni Scholarship fund has been established by the Vanderbilt Medical Center Dietetic Internship Program to award scholarships to dietetic interns whose national ethnic origin is considered to be a minority in the field of dietetics. Scholarships are awarded after appointment to the program and are need-based awards. For more information, please contact the program director.

Additionally, the applicant may write to The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation prior to December 31 of the year in which they are applying, to request a loan or scholarship application for the upcoming academic year.

All students are encouraged to apply for scholarships through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and/or state and local dietetic associations. Contact your state or local dietetic association president for information.

*** Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.