Program Costs

Tuition and Other Fees  

California State University makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, California State University must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All California State University listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees. (Graduate / Post Baccalaureate fees apply)

**Our DI Program is eligible for financial aid through the FAFSA applicant process. Please also see the "Gainful Employment" information provided at the bottom of this page.

When applying through FASFA, please understand that FASFA will consider the dietetic internship status as a 5th year undergraduate level loan, and the maximum offered will be unsubsidized loans and is based on dependency status; students who are dependent will be offered $7,500 for the entire academic year and independent student will be offered $12,500 for the academic year. This may or may not be enough to cover tuition cost depending on your dependency status and/or out-of-state vs. in-state tuition costs.

   Tuition and Other Fees   

 Gainful Employment Status

Click here for information on our Dietetic Internship Certificate Program Gainful Employment Status

Costs to student
CSUF DI Program
(internship + 8 units graduate credit)
DI application and transcript evaluation fee $75.00
Tuition & Fees
(payable at start of each term, fall/spring)

See current website link – use graduate/post baccalaureate 7+ units

Student Fees $307.50

Admission fee $0
Matriculation fee None
National criminal background check $75
10-panel urine drug screen $50
Medical exam, immunizations, titers, and TB testing if not current Up to $200
Transportation costs estimate (gas/car insurance required) $1,000-$1800
Liability coverage Paid for in tuition fee
Health insurance purchased (If do not have personal health insurance) estimated $1900
Monthly apartment rental estimate, depends on location; other living expenses variable $600-$900/month
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics dues $50
Estimated texts and supplies $350
Financial aid available?
All students are encouraged to apply for scholarships from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Yes; interns will qualify for student loans, but at 5 year graduate rate; they are eligible for loan deferment of their existing student loans