Estimated expenses for a graduate student starting in the fall of 2019 for a typical 24-month program:

YEAR 1
NC RESIDENT
NON-NC RESIDENT
Tuition/Fees Academic Year*
$20,376.64
$37,345.64
Graduate Student Orientation Fee
$15.00
$15.00
Tuition/Fees 1st Summer (Includes Program Registration, Public Health Nutrition Experience, and Clinical Nutrition Experience)**
$9,393.00
$9,393.00
Books and Supplies (estimated)
$1,442.00
$1,442.00
Health Insurance (if not already covered)
Varies depending upon plan chosen by student
Varies depending upon plan chosen by student
Estimated Year 1 Total
$31,226.64
$48,195.64
YEAR 2
NC RESIDENT
NON-NC RESIDENT
Tuition/Fees Academic Year*
$20,376.64
$37,345.64
Food Science Lab Fee
$50.00
$50.00
Tuition/Fees/2nd Summer: Advanced Nutrition Experience**
$3,131.00
$3,131.00
Books and Supplies (estimated)
$1,442.00
$1,442.00
Health Insurance (if not already covered)
Varies depending upon plan chosen by student
Varies depending upon plan chosen by student
Estimated Year 2 Total
$24,999.64
$41,968.64

Financial aid information for graduate students can be found on the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid’s website. Applicants are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline to be considered for additional funding opportunities. Please see our admissions page for more details. Once admitted, students are also encouraged to begin applying to assistantships across the university (Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, other Graduate Assistantships). Information for these opportunities can be found here.

*Tuition and fees are determined by the North Carolina General Assembly each year and are expected to increase for 2020-2021. For the most up to date information on tuition and fees, please visit the University Cashier’s Office website.

**Fees associated with the experiences are paid directly to and managed by the program. An overview of how these fees are used can be found here.

RD Program Costs

NC RESIDENT
NON-NC RESIDENT
Estimated Total for 24 Month Program
$56,226.28
$90,164.28