Costs and Fees
Benefits CMUDI provides to interns
Library privileges at participating hospitals and Central Michigan
University. CMU's catalog (Centra) and research databases (such as ERIC,
CINAHL, MEDLINE and PsychINFO) are available via the libraries' home
page located at (www.lib.cmich.edu). Articles and books are available to
interns at no charge through Document Access.
Parking while on duty at any of the sponsoring hospitals and affiliations.
Financial responsibilities of interns
Interns are responsible for all personal and professional expenses
generated, unless otherwise stipulated (See Benefits CMUDI provides
Prior to orientation interns should arrange for appropriate housing
and telephone service. Saginaw is a good location as it is central to
most rotations. There are several apartment complexes and two or more
interns may choose to rent an apartment together. You might also
consider the possibility of renting a room in a private home.
A reliable automobile is a must. Transportation is the responsibility
of the intern and time lost due to car problems will need to be made
up. The public transportation systems in Bay City, Midland, and Saginaw
are quite limited. The intern's car should also be prepared and equipped
for safe driving in hazardous winter conditions. Automobile insurance
which complies with State of Michigan regulations must be carried and
proof of insurance is required on the first day of orientation.
Health care insurance is required and interns must bear the cost of
health care. The name of the insurance company and the policy number are
required on the first day of orientation. Interns must pass a medical
examination at their own expense before full admission to the internship
is granted. Forms are provided by the internship and must be completed
Interns must provide appropriate uniforms and other professional
attire as defined in the CMUDI Policies and Procedures. Textbooks and
notes from major courses in nutrition, diet therapy, anatomy,
physiology, and institution management will be helpful. Interns have
access to departmental libraries and medical libraries in all of the
hospitals. Students are encouraged to have their own computer and laser
printer and have access to e-mail and the Internet.
The cost of affiliate membership in the American Dietetic Association
is the responsibility of each intern. Expenses after completing the
internship include American Dietetic Association active membership fee
and dues, and registration examination fees.
Upon acceptance into the internship, each intern must apply for
acceptance into the College of Graduate Studies as a degree-seeking
student in Nutrition and Dietetics. The application fee is $35.
An intern is eligible to apply for financial aid only if he/she
applies to the College of Graduate Studies as a degree-seeking student.
Financial aid information may by contacting Patricia Pickler, Coordinator, Scholarships and Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989.774.7424.
The table below provides an estimate of the costs for attending the
internship. These are only estimates and actual expenses will vary
considerably depending upon each intern's individual needs and spending
||Approximate Cost |
|Graduate School Tuition*
(12 credits @ current rate)
|Internship Fee ($175/credit)
|Rent (per person, double occupancy)
|Miscellaneous living expenses
|Lab Coats, Shoes
* Graduate School tuition is subject to change. The twelve credits
are divided into 2 semesters, 5-spring, 7-summer I for the January
program and 5-fall, 7-spring for the September program. The internship
fee is also divided into 2 semesters, $875-spring, $1,225 summer II for
the January program and $875-fall and $1,225 spring for the September
program. Fees are subject to change.