Tuition and Financial Aid for the DI
Tuition and fees
Information on the program's tuition and fees may be accessed through the Registrar's Office. Tuition is assessed on a per credit basis. Rates are calculated annually and are subject to change.
The following is an example tuition estimate for a student in the DI Program using the rate of $795 per credit from the 2022-2023 Academic Year Fee Book. Credits listed are an estimate of the minimum required; students may take on more credits. For more information on costs, please see the GPHN Student Handbook for a more comprehensive breakdown of additional costs. Number of credits required for the program and rates for tuition and fees may change each year.
*Estimate only. Actual amounts will vary. This estimate does not include costs for major medical and dental insurance, housing, transportation, books, living expenses, or costs incurred as a part of supervised practice rotations.
All students enrolled in the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition (including the Dietetic Internship program) are eligible to apply for financial aid. More information and application details are available at the Office of Student Financial Aid website.
Student debt counseling
Current and past students of OHSU have access to services through the Student Debt Counseling and Financial Management Program. By helping to mentor and educate students while they are attending OHSU, the Student Debt Management Program strives to help students create their own educational debt management plan so that they have a better understanding of their obligations and options after graduation.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation offers a variety of scholarships. Award details and eligibility requirements may be found on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation site.
Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: The Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics typically offers a modest scholarship to an Oregon student(s). Students are nominated by their program faculty and cannot nominate themselves for these awards.
Center for Diversity and Inclusion: The Center for Diversity and Inclusion also compiles a list of scholarships available to graduate students interested in areas of the health and sciences.
Be Midge's Hero Scholarship: This award is offered to select GPHN students who demonstrate evidence of a personal commitment to a plant-strong, whole foods-based lifestyle, and a sustained interest in promoting this lifestyle in future professional pursuits. Details on the scholarship and how to apply will be sent to current GPHN students while they are in the program.
Promising Scholar Award: Funded by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at OHSU and the School of Medicine, Promising Scholar Awards are made to outstanding scholars who have been admitted to any graduate program in the School of Medicine that results in a Master’s level degree or Ph.D., and who also show great potential to contribute to the intellectual richness and diversity of the OHSU student community. Students are nominated internally by their Program Directors. The awards are generally for $1,500 and are contingent upon the student accepting OHSU’s offer of admission into a graduate program and their matriculation into the program before a specified deadline each year. These funds are intended to help reimburse moving expenses to Portland, Oregon, but may be used for any purpose.
President's Fund: To ensure that OHSU graduate students have the opportunity to help address the healthcare needs of Oregon, the region, and the US, the OHSU President’s Fund will provide funds to qualified students from diverse backgrounds to become health professionals. Funds are provided to internally selected students and will cover full tuition and required fees charged to the student’s account for the length of the standard DI or MSDI program. Students are nominated internally by the Program Director.