2012-13 Academic Year Tuition*
Total credits per internship year: 18
After acceptance into the program, a non-refundable $500 program deposit is due by June 1st. This program deposit goes towards the $1,700 program fee. The remaining program fee and the first semester's tuition are due the first Friday in August. Tuition for the spring semester will be due a couple months into the internship.
*Subject to change. These are academic year 2012-2013 tuition rates for estimating purposes only. 2013-2014 tuition rates will be finalized in June 2013.
Financial Aid: Financial aid is available, which can cover the cost of the program fee, tuition, and living expenses. Contact the internship director for more information.
Transportation: You are responsible for means and cost of all transportation. You will need to have a reliable, cost effective car. Clinical practice sites may be located up to 70 miles from Keene. Foodservice and community rotation drives vary. Most facilities provide free parking, but students may have to pay for parking at some rotation sites. You will need to provide proof of auto insurance prior to beginning the program. Out of state applicants, please take note of the winter weather driving conditions. Snow tires are encouraged for safe winter driving and may cost a couple hundred dollars.
Housing: You are responsible for providing your own housing. If you are coming from outside the area, you may contact the internship director for assistance in locating housing. Average cost for a room in the Keene area is $400 per month and an average cost of a 1-bedroom apartment in the Keene area is $800 per month. Apartments outside of Keene may be less.
Meals: You are responsible for supplying your own meals.
Dress: Interns are required to adhere to the practice facilities' dress codes, which usually includes professional dress. Some clinical sites require a lab coat to be worn. You are responsible for supplying your own lab coat at an approximate cost of $30.
Books: You will be required to buy some reference books at a combined cost of approximately $300 to support your clinical rotations. A list will be provided after being accepted into the program.
Professional Memberships: Interns are required to be members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and must provide documentation of membership prior to the beginning of the program. An Academy student membership costs $50.
Insurance: Interns are required to provide their own health and auto insurance, and must submit documentation of each prior to the beginning of the program. Professional liability insurance is provided by the college.
Pre-program Physical: Documentation of a current physical examination is required prior to entering the program. Proof of OSHA-required immunizations and tests including proof of current TB (PPD) test, MMR vaccine or proof of immunity, chicken pox immunity, pertussis immunity, and the Hepatitis B series or signed declination of the Hepatitis B series. A urine analysis drug test may be administered at internship sites at no cost to the intern.
Criminal Background Check: Each student is required to present a clean criminal background report at the start of the program. This can be obtained from the local or state police and cost varies. Many of our agencies require this documentation. We do our background checks through a specific agency. More information will be provided after acceptance into the program.
E-mail Access: You are responsible for independent daily e-mail access. Internship communication relies on e-mail. It is required that the interns have their own computer or e-mail server at home.
Students must provide proof of health and auto insurances, the preprogram physical including OSHA required immunizations and tests, clean criminal background check and their Academy student membership by the first day of orientation.