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    Program Costs

    About Internship Program application fees:

    All program applicants pay the $100 program application fee, before the DICAS/D&D Digital application deadline.

    Application Fees can be submitted by e-check.


    For-credit interns are enrolled in the Dietetic Internship Program courses only (without additional MPH courses) and are registered for 6 credits per semester. Although the student is considered full-time by the Dietetic Internship Program, the student is considered part-time by the Registrar for calculation of tuition.

    All interns must pay the designated tuition and fees in full by the time of registration. Without full payment students will not be considered fully enrolled in the Internship, and can not begin their placements.

    SOPHAS Application Fee (for MPH) = $125

    Internship Program Application Fee (prior to Matching – see above) = $100


     (As of 2022)
    Internship Fee University Student Senate Fee Technology Fee Consolidated Services Fee Student Activities Fee Total
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    Distance (on-line) track interns have the option to register as for-credit or non-credit students



    Internship Fee Tuition Total


     $150 Same as on-site,  see above Same as on-site, see above


     $150  $4,000  $4,150

    Meals are the responsibility of interns. However, some meals may be provided by rotation sites.

    Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from assigned sites.

    The CUNY SPH does not provide student / intern housing.


    Estimated costs for NYC

    Housing – Cost are highly variable, if sharing a rental apartment with at least one room-mate ~ $14,400 /yr + Utilities. Most landlords also expect 1st and last month’s rent up front.

    Books – In addition to basic reference books that may have been purchased during undergraduate study, $50 – 100.

    Transportation NYC Metrocard minimum of $40 per week

    Food – Depends on what you usually eat; average is about $2,000 – 2,500/yr.

    Insurance – Health Insurance average cost $1,400/yr AND Liability Insurance $34/yr (both are mandatory)

    Incidentals – (Entertainment, apparel, other) – Average $2,700/yr

    Other Expenses related to the Internship

    Academy Student Membership is suggested but not mandatory. Current cost of AND student membership is available here.

    Interns are responsible for the cost of a pre-internship physical exam, all required immunizations, and a drug toxicology screening. These costs will vary, depending on the intern’s insurance coverage and the pricing of the facility at which they are conducted.

    Information about immunizations required by the City University of New York is available here.

    Clinical rotation sites will also require a recent negative PPD (tuberculosis) test (or chest x-ray) and an annual flu vaccination which are at the intern’s expense.