Tuition and Fees

2017-2018 Tuition Rates

Tuition rates and fees for the next academic year are submitted to the UW Regents who will make the final decision on the rates in early summer prior to the start of the school year.

GCPD Tuition & Fees for 2017-2018

Students enrolled in the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics are completing both a degree (MS, MPH, or PhD) and preparing to become a Registered Dietitian. The fees below reflect the course of study for the first two years. All master’s level students are required to complete a thesis which may be incorporated into existing quarters. Most students require at least one quarter beyond the Practice Experience to complete the thesis. The time to completion of the thesis is under the student’s control. Doctoral students complete a dissertation and additional PhD requirements.

Tuition and Fees, 1st Year

Washington State Resident Non-Resident
MS or PhD MPH MS or PhD MPH
Autumn/ Winter/ Spring Total $6,275/ A Qtr
$6,275/ W Qtr
$6,275/ Sp Qtr
$7,008/ A Qtr
$7,008/ W Qtr
$7,008/ Sp Qtr
$10,607/ A Qtr
$10,607/ W Qtr
$10,607/ Sp Qtr
$11,938/ A Qtr
$11,938/ W Qtr
$11,938/ Sp Qtr
Total Year One $18, 825 $21,024 $31,821 $35, 814

Tuition and Fees, 2nd Year

Washington State Resident Non-Resident
MS MPH MS MPH
*Autumn quarter $6,275 $7,008 $10,607 $11,938
**Supervised Practice:
Nutr 561, 10 UW-PCE credits/quarter & Fees: Winter, Spring, Summer
$6,764/quarter $6,764/quarter $6,764/quarter $6,764/quarter
Total 2nd year $26,567 $27,300 $30,899 $32,230

UW rates are subject to change. See the UW Office of Planning & Budgeting website for the most up to date information.

*Amount reflects 2017-2018 tuition rate. Tuition rates are updated in the summer.

* *Tuition for the Practice Experience is through the UW Office of Professional Continuing Education (UW-PCE) with no distinction for tiers or residency. The 2017-2018 cost is $645/credit.  There is an additional $38 technology fee for Winter, Spring and Summer quarters. Tuition & Fees (PCE Registration fee, UPASS, Tech fee, Service & Activities fee, renovation fee, IMA bond) are subject to change.  Fee calculation does not include student insurance, if applicable.

GCPD Year One (Coursework)

Estimated tuition for the first year of the GCPD is shown in the table above. The most current information is available from the UW website. Note tuition and fees are subject to change. Consult the UW website for updates.

GCPD Year Two (Practice Experience)

During year two, students register for 10 hours of UW PCE credit (NUTR 561).  UW PCE tuition is due only during Winter, Spring, and Summer of year two, even though students are completing some program requirements during the preceding summer and fall quarters.

Other program fees:

Application fee $85
Background Check $50-100
Liability Insurance $35-40
Health Fee (Annual) $130
Academy Student Membership (Annual) $58
Food Worker’s Card $10
ServSafe Manager Certificate $60-$120

The number and cost of textbooks required in the GCPD courses will vary. The student should anticipate spending approximately $100 – $120 per course in texts and course syllabus materials.

Students are required to attend the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting during their second year. Student registration fees are approximately $85 for one day (~$140/ 3-days). The location of this meeting varies but may be outside the Greater Seattle area and therefore students may need to pay for overnight lodging and arrange for transportation. Information on the meeting is available on the WSAND website.

Students are required to have access to personal transportation for some rotation sites and/or GCPD events.

Some sites require an additional background, drug and/or finger printing screening (Cost ~$60). The student will be responsible for covering this cost.

Washington State Residency Requirements

Information on “Understanding Washington State Residency” may be found on the University of Washington’s residency website.