Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fee's listed are for the 2014-15 academic year.


Tuition

Onsite

The current Onsite Dietetic Internship tuition is $640* per credit
(24 certificate graduate credits @ $640/credit = $15,360.00).

Distance Track

The current Distance Track Dietetic Internship tuition is $470 per credit
(24 certificate graduate credits @ $470/credit = $11,280.00)

ISPP Track

Beginning October 2012, the cost of ISPP at Sage is $6,250 for the entire program, paid in full prior to the start of the program.

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ISPP Track Costs

  • ISPP Interns do not register for courses, but have to complete all the assignments within the dietetic internship.
  • Note that ISPP interns are NOT eligible for financial aid through The Sage Colleges.
  • ISPP interns are responsible for their own liability insurance, medical insurance and will incur additional incidental expenses estimated at $3,000 (See Insurance and Incidentals below). 
  • Part of incidentals is the requirement to purchase/attend an RD exam Review Course (Dietitian Exam, Jean Inman, or others) prior to completing the ISPP.

Onsite and Distance Tracks

Interns register for the fall semester courses (9 credits) in early summer, spring semester courses (9 credits) in mid-fall and the summer session course (6 credits) in March. Registration is incomplete until you have either paid or arrange for payment of all financial obligations to Sage.

The Tuition Reimbursement Schedule for any courses dropped or withdrawn is found in The Sage Colleges Catalog.

Insurance

Professional liability insurance must be purchased after June 1, 2013 yet prior to beginning the program and be valid through at least June 30, 2014. Students are responsible for acquiring their own appropriate medical insurance while participating in the internship. Full-time students (9 credits for graduate student) may purchase health insurance through The Sage Colleges. For information on this plan, contact the Office of Student Services at (518)244-2201.

Financial Aid

Prospective students are encouraged to determine their financial status and need prior to applying to the DI. The application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed as early as possible. It can be completed online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

Due to the rigorous nature of the DI application process, anyone accepted/matched to the Sage Dietetic Internship Program automatically meets the MS in Applied Nutrition admission requirements. A separate application and review process is NOT needed. However, applicants MUST complete and submit the first form, Application for Admission, of the Sage Graduate Schools Self-Managed Application.

Payment plans for tuition are available. A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are also available.

For more information about Financial Aid, course registration and student accounts, please refer to the Office of Student Services.

ADAF Scholarships

Incidentals

Additional expenses such as physical examination and immunizations, professional liability and personal health insurance, required reference books, A.N.D and affiliate district membership, RD exam review course, photocopying or paper and printer cartridges for presentations and poster sessions, and a full-length lab coat will be the responsibility of the student. In addition, travel (gas, tolls, meals, and/or parking) to facilities and for field trips, if any, must also be budgeted. Projected cost for these incidentals is $3,000.00.

For Distance Interns, travel to the Sage Colleges Campus in Troy, NY is required in August for a 1-week orientation. All travel expenses are the responsibility of the intern and the projected cost is ~$1,500.00.

For Onsite students, a parking permit is required to park in campus lots. Some cooperating institutions may also charge a parking fee. Personal health insurance fees, housing and travel must also be budgeted. Campus housing is not available.

This internship participates in the Computer Matching Appointment process. There is a $50.00 fee for the computer matching.

Expected Costs

Onsite

Tuition (24 graduate credits @ $640/credit) $15,360*
Health Insurance $1,200**
Incidentals $3,000
Travel to NYSDA, and other field trips such as farm and winery tour, cook chill facility, the Culinary Institute of America, and others $600
Computer Matching $50
TOTAL - does not include room and board $20,210

Full-time Interns Register For : *
Fall Term : 2 courses (9 credits) = $5,760
Spring Term : 2 courses (9 credits) = $5,760
Summer Session : 1 course (6 credits) = $3,840

Part-time Interns Register For : *
Fall Term : 1 course (6 credits - continues in Spring '14) = $3,840
Spring Term : no new courses
Summer Session : 1 course (6 credits) = $3,840+
Fall Term : 2 courses (9 credits) = $5,760+
Spring Term : 1 new course (3 credits )= $1,920+

Interns will have travel expenses (gas, tolls, meals and housing) to attend the on-campus DI classes and some practicum  placements. DI classes are held on campus for two days in June; two to three weeks in August; one week in December; one week in January; and 2 days in April.  In addition, attendance at professional meetings (NYSDA annual meeting and local dietetic association programs) is required. Travel expenses will be higher for interns placed in the following areas:

Poughkeepsie 85 miles - one way plus NYS Thruway tolls
Kingston 65 miles
Utica/Rome 105 miles
Plattsburgh 155 miles
Amsterdam 42 miles

Distance Track

Tuition (24 graduate credits @ $470/credit) $11,280*
Health Insurance $1,200**
Incidentals $3,000
1-Week On-Campus Orientation $1,500***
Computer Matching $50
TOTAL - does not include room and board $17,030

 

Full-time Interns Register For : *
Fall Term : 2 courses (9 credits) = $4,230
Spring Term : 2 courses (9 credits) = $4,230
Summer Session : 1 course (6 credits) = $2,820

Part-time Interns Register For : *
Fall Term : 1 course (6 credits - continues in Spring) = $2,820
Spring Term : no new courses
Summer Session : 1 course (6 credits) = $2,800+
Fall Term : 2 courses (9 credits) = $4,230+
Spring Term : 1 new course (3 credits )= $1,410+

* Costs may be higher if graduate tuition is raised for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
** This rate is for health insurance purchased directly from the college's insurance carrier and is subject to change prior to Sept. 2014. Interns who may be covered by either a parent or spouse's health insurance will not have this expense.

*** Attendance at the fall on-campus orientation is required. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the intern.

Applicants are encouraged to contact The Sage Colleges' financial services office directly, (518) 244-2341, for further details and suggest checking the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' web site for scholarship information, www.eatright.org.