Overall Estimated Costs for Two-Year Program
Breakdown of Tuition and Internship Fee:

Residence Estimated UMaine
Tuition & Fees
Internship
Fee *
Maine &
Canadian
Resident
$20,028 $5000
Non-Maine Resident $58,980** $5000
New England Regional (NEHBE)*** $33,672 $5000

* The internship fee is billed with the tuition for the first fall semester only, at the start of the internship program. The fee is non-refundable after the first two weeks of the fall semester.
** Fall 2021 admitted students from New Jersey and Pennsylvania are eligible to receive the Regional Graduate Scholarship, which reduces out-of-state tuition from $1,623/credit hour to $920/credit hour. Tuition costs are subject to change.
***New England Regional board of Higher Education. NEBHE Policies

Associated costs can vary and estimates are given in the following table.*

Graduate Application Fee (online/paper) $65/$75
Health Insurance for 2 years $7,248**
Textbooks and supplies for 2 years $1,200
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Application $116 ($58/year)
Uniforms (2 lab coats, non-slip shoes) $100 and up
Background check $70.00
ServSafe manager course $179.00
Liability insurance Provided by UMaine
Housing Variable
Professional dress Variable
Transportation*** Variable
Meals at facilities Variable
Attendance at state professional meetings Usually provided by internship program

*These are estimated costs.  All fees are subject to change without notice.  Room and board estimates are not included.
**The Voluntary Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) plan is for graduate students who do not have an assistantship. An annual health insurance charge of $3,624 will be payable to Gallagher Health upon enrollment. When students have university assistantships, Graduate Assistant Health Insurance is mandatory for all graduate assistants and fellows working 20 hours a week and earning a minimum of $1,777.77, unless proof of comparable insurance is provided. The cost is $4,772 for the two-year program, but half of that cost is paid by the university. For more information, go to: https://umaine.edu/bursar/insurance/.
***It is necessary for students to provide their own transportation while in the Internship Program. It is essential that students have cars and carry automobile insurance.  When in supervised practice, it is necessary for most students to move near training sites.


Financial Assistance
: Financial assistance is available through Teaching Assistantships (TA) and Research Assistantships (RA) during the semesters students are on campus, not in rotations in hospitals and community sites. Students should indicate interest in TA or RA positions on the graduate school application. See the Student Financial Aid office for further funding sources.  http://umaine.edu/stuaid/.

Tuition and Fees:  For more details on the tuition and fees please see: http://umaine.edu/bursar/tuition-and-fees/ and https://umaine.edu/stuaid/aid-basics/costs-at-umaine/. To find out more about receiving a reduction in the cost of out-of-state tuition, visit the Graduate School’s web page, Regional Graduate Scholarship.