Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture

Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and Fees*

Internship application processing fee   $75
University application fee    $70
Tuition (resident) $3,000/semester or $6,000/year
Tuition (non-resident) $5,500/semester or $10,000/year

Tuition is an estimate only and is subject to change without notice.  Non-resident tuition applies to all interns who are not residents of California.


Additional Expenses*

AND/CDA membership (student rate)  $58
Local Dietetic District membership  ~$10-20
Books and Supplies ~$100

*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.  Note that this information is subject to change.

Additional expenses include:  Car insurance, health insurance, gas, lodging, food, lab coats, conferences and workshop registration, background check, liability insurance, CPR certification, immunizations, etc.

On-campus room and board is not offered to dietetic interns.

Cal Poly does not pay a stipend or reimburse interns in any way.  Interns must pay all their own expenses.  


Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans.  The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

Federal loans:  $6,223

Private education loans: $0

Institutional financing plan: $0

The school has elected to provide the following additional information:  38 percent of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.

Interns are enrolled as full time students and do qualify for financial aid and/or loan deferment.  For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at