After acceptance into the program, a non-refundable $500 program deposit is due May 15th 2023.This program deposit goes towards the $1,950 program fee. The remaining program fee and the first semester’s tuition are due BEFORE the first day of classes, July 5th 2023. Fall semester tuition is due by the second Friday in August. Spring semester tuition is due the third Friday in December. For more information visit Student Accounts: https://www.keene.edu/life/services/accounts/
Tuition and Fee rates are approved by the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees and are subject to change at any time.
Graduate Tuition and Mandatory Fees
Total Credits Per Year: 24
All graduate courses are billed per credit hour for tuition and fees. Mandatory fees are capped at the 12 credit amount.
Financial aid is available, which can cover the cost of the program fee, tuition, and living expenses. Contact the [KSC Financial Aid Department] (https://www.keene.edu/admissions/aid/) for more information.
You are responsible for the means and cost of all transportation. You will need to have a reliable, cost effective car. 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.
You are responsible for providing your own housing within the region of New Hampshire that you are assigned at the start of the program. For those unfamiliar with the area, please note that students will receive information regarding housing opportunities the spring before they arrive. Internship staff will also connect you with others matched to the program and alumni who may have housing ideas to pass along as well. This information is generally distributed after the second round match process has wrapped up.
You are responsible for supplying your own meals.
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. COVID-19 UPDATE: Some clinical sites may require you to be fitted for and purchase your own N-95 mask. Once you have been connected with your clinical preceptor, you may discuss this and other requirements. Internship staff can provide suggestions on where to purchase a lab coat and/or other supplies and apparel, as needed.
You will be required to purchase, rent and/or borrow some textbooks for graduate classes and supervised practice rotations. Some may be available at the KSC Bookstore, while others may need to be found online. A list will be provided after being accepted into the program.
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 $58.
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.
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 student.
Criminal Background Check
Each student is required to present a clean criminal background report at the start of the program. This is obtained through Certified Background at the students expense. 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.
All graduate coursework will be conducted online. It is required that students have their own computer at home. You are responsible for independent daily e-mail access, as our program communication relies on e-mail. All supervised practice evaluations, rotation homework, time tracking and outcome tracking will take place electronically through our program management software Trajecsys, which you must have daily access to via personal computer.
Students must provide proof of health and auto insurances, the pre-program physical including OSHA-required immunizations and tests, clean criminal background check and their Academy student membership by the first day of orientation.