Program Cost of Attendance
The estimated cost for tuition and fees in the MS/DI Program is approximately $14,660 for TX residents and approximately $34,324 for out-of-state students.
Costs are estimates and are dependent on personal living preferences. All costs are subject to change and will increase annually. For more tuition and fees details, please refer to the UTMB Office of Enrollment Services.
The cost of travel will vary for each intern depending on where each facility is located. Books, professional attire, name tags, car and health insurance, drug tests, background checks, lab coats and/or scrubs, physical exams, and registration fees for professional organizations and meetings are additional expenses, which are variable. The intern is responsible for all transportation and per diem costs.
For interns admitted to UTMB MS/DI in 2018, estimated entire program (15 month) costs for tuition, fees, room/board, and other expenses are listed below
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* Transportation - Variable: up to 70 miles each way, 5-30 miles each way is typical; costs include gas, car maintenance, parking at the site, toll fees, etc.
** Immunization - Variable, depending prior immunizations required by student health for matriculation
*** Fingerprinting - Approximate, only some sites require
**** Drug Testing - Drug testing is required for all students matriculating into SHP.
Since students receive academic credit for courses and internship rotations, tuition is charged for all 44 credits. Financial aid and military benefits can be used to pay for the program. Students are typically at full-time status throughout the entire program, and any existing loans may be deferred for the duration of the program.
Federal financial aid can be awarded in the form of loans and grants to eligible students. Additional assistance is available from UTMB and the State of Texas in the form of scholarships and short-term loans. Interns are also encouraged to apply directly to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to be considered for their national scholarship program. All UTMB scholarships applications occur after notification (match) day.