Interns must provide their own transportation to their sites (some of which do not have ready access to public transportation) and have access to a computer and printer.

Estimated Costs 2018-2019*

  • Cornell tuition and related fees ($7,393)
  • Program and other fees ($4,990**)
  • Professional liability insurance ($25 online)
  • Academy dues ($58)
  • Miscellaneous costs, background-check fees & required texts ($580 - $968)
  • Total $12,720- $13,524

Not Included

  • Cornell Student Health Insurance ($2,800)
  • Housing costs, which vary depending on specific location and interns' choices.

*Subject to change **Includes new mandatory health fee if SHIP not selected

Financial Aid

Interns are not eligible for Federal student loan funding. However, student loans may be available from private lenders to help cover educational costs. Cornell cannot recommend any particular lender, but encourages you to compare lenders and loan terms to select the lender that best fits your needs. Students are responsible for researching and applying for their alternative loan. You may borrow up to the total cost of attendance less any other financial aid. (See http://finaid.cornell.edu/types-aid/loans/alternative-loans-and-financing.)

Interns may be eligible for and are responsible for applying for private loans up to the total cost of attendance. Cornell encourages comparison of lenders/loan terms for selection of the one that best fits your needs. 

For deferment of existing loans, contact your loan provider for forms and Roxane Way Carter (rway@eatright.org) at the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for necessary information.

Information on Housing