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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Didactic Program in Dietetics

Financial Considerations

Program Costs

Students should consult the Undergrad Costs – Current Students page to determine all required tuition and mandatory institutional fees. Infrequently, food preparation/food science courses have additional fees to cover the cost of supplies. Currently only one DPD course, Foodservice Operations for Nutrition and Dietetics Professionals (HFHM 345), requires a $30 fee. A complete list of fees by course can be found at Miscellaneous Course Fees. Students completing DPD program requirements pay a one-time $40 institutional exit fee to cover the costs of transcript evaluations (upon admission and after graduation) required to issue verification statements upon completion of the program.

 Financial Aid & Scholarships

There are numerous types of financial assistance available on campus. Please contact the CSULB Office of Financial Aid at (562) 985-8403 or visit the financial aid website to explore the various types of aid available (e.g. grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study). CSULB has a history of providing a significant amount of aid to students, and as of 2016 was estimated to provide need-based financial aid to nearly 75% of students. We also have a very robust Center for Scholarship Information which collects, organizes, and distributes information on hundreds of external and internal scholarships. After you are enrolled as a student in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences you may also contact the Department Office for other sources of funding.  These may be in the form of traineeships, assistantships, or scholarships from local, state, and national organizations.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Foundation offers scholarships to encourage eligible students to enter the field of dietetics. According to the AND, scholarships usually go to student AND members enrolled in the junior or senior year during a DPD program and the majority of the scholarships awarded are for $1,000. Scholarships are also available for students in dietetic internships and graduate studies. For more information see the Scholarships section of their website to find applications and see a list of past recipients.