Estimated Program Costs and Financial Aid

Undergraduate (years 1-4)*Graduate (year 5)*Total Tuition & Fees (years1-5 combined) *
In-State: $53,512

Out-State: $127,192
In-State: $18,632

Out-State: $44,218**
In-State: $72,144

Out-State: $171,410**

*Tuition and fees listed here are based on the 2023-2024 academic year and are subject to change.

**Students from states participating in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Academic Common Market may be able to apply for approval to pay in-state tuition if there is not a comparable program in their home state.

Additional Program Expenses

  • One-time program fee following acceptance to graduate program: $750
  • Room and board: Estimated $11,856/year for undergraduates. Variable.
  • Textbooks (5 years), eNCPT subscription (2 years), EHR go subscription (1 year): Estimated $4,500
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics student membership: $174 ($58/year x 3 years)
  • Lab coat, chef coat, scrubs, varies by practice site: Estimated $250+
  • Car expenses (personal transportation will be necessary for travel to supervised experiential learning sites): Variable
  • Health insurance: Variable
  • Liability insurance: $60 ($20/year x 3 years)
  • Physical and Immunizations: Variable
  • Background check and drug screening: Variable

Note: These estimated expenses are based on the 2023-2024 academic year and are subject to change.    .

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Due to the time intensive nature of the graduate year of study, students in the Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics concentration are not generally eligible for teaching and research assistantships. However, students in all years of the program are strongly encouraged to apply for grant, scholarship, and other financial aid opportunities, particularly those through the University of Tennessee, our college, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, state and local affiliates such as the Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Knoxville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and other organizations. Students enrolled in the program are eligible for financial aid and loan deferments.

University of Tennessee Undergraduate Financial Aid:

University of Tennessee Graduate Financial Aid:

University of Tennessee College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Scholarships – applications for continuing undergraduate students are due February 1 and applications for students enrolled in full-time graduate study are due March 15:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation – applications due each spring, dates vary:



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