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Estimated Program Costs

    • It is the responsibility of the intern to pay the stated program fees.

      •  The Graduate School at WKU Application Fee   $65 (only after being accepted to WKU's DI program)
      • Tuition                                                                  $21,780
      • WKU application for graduation, certificate        $15
      • *Living expenses                                                      $4,000-$6,000
      • TB skin test series                                                     $20
      • Student liability insurance                                       $35+
      • Background check                                                     $50
      • Academy student membership                              $50
      • Parking on campus                                                   $20
      • Laboratory coat                                                         $50
      • Hepatitis B vaccine (local health dept)                  $225 (3 shots @ $75)
      • Books                                                                       $750 - $1000
      • Drug screen                                                               $55
      • Registration, Lodging, Transportation                  $250-400 for state dietetic meeting
      • Health insurance                                                      $1,554.00 
      • Immunization fees                                                   $68
      • Transportation costs                                               $1500 varies

      Estimated Total Expenses                                              $29,000 – 32,000

      *Fees may vary depending on the location of the rotation.

Financial Assistance

State financial assistance may be available through the University.  For information, please visit: http://www.wku.edu/financialaid

A limited number of professional scholarships are available through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Application qualifications and forms are available at the following link:  http://www.eatrightfoundation.org/Foundation/

Accreditations achieved within the Applied Human Sciences Department

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) - Nutrition & Dietetic Undergraduate and Graduate programs

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) - Interior Design program


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 Last Modified 11/20/20