Estimated Program Costs

Mountain View

Estimated Program Fees and Expenses by Year

View the Tuition and Fees website for more information (approximate values)

Tuition and Fees (9+ credit hours) per academic year

In State


Out of State


*Health Insurance/Medical Care per year


Books (exam review manual & required online DI Review Course 2nd semester)     


Lab Coat/shoes/identification badge


AND Annual Dues (Student)


Professional Meetings 


Housing and Food per month (depends on living arrangements)   


Campus Parking Fees (first year)



up to $80/week

Criminal Background check and Drug Screen    


Vaccines / TB test (        

(may be covered by insurance)


Students should be aware that the cost of the supervised practice portion / second year is variable depending on the placement location. For example, some students may save by living with a friend or family member; while others may have more costs due to location. It is important to note that many of the supervised practice site areas have a lower cost of living than Boone.

Students may incur moving costs between the first and second year of the program, estimated between $400-$600.


Financial aid available to graduate students are Stafford Loans (depending on need they will either be subsidized or unsubsidized), Fellowships, Scholarships, Out-of-State Tuition Scholarships, and Graduate Assistantships. 

To be considered for financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be completed; this form is available at the Financial Aid Office. Applications for fellowships, scholarships, and assistantships are available online from the Graduate School. For questions regarding tuition status, refer to the Registrar’s Office. 

Graduate Assistantships 

Graduate Assistantships (GAs) involving teaching, research or service to the University are available during the first year of graduate study for in-person Nutrition students. NHM graduate assistantships are available with workloads of 10 – 20 hours per week. In 2021, an assistantship for 20 hours carries a stipend of $10,000 per year before taxes; stipends for assistantships of less than 20 hours are proportionately reduced. Information regarding graduate assistantships in other university programs is available through the Graduate School. 

Out-of-State Tuition Scholarships

Out-of-State tuition scholarships are awarded to a very limited number of exceptionally qualified

assistantship recipients. These scholarships are allotted by the Graduate School and awarded by the department chair. 

North Carolina Residency Status for Tuition Purposes

Information regarding North Carolina residency in order to qualify for in-state tuition rates can be

found at 


The recipients for NHM graduate assistantships and/or out-of-state tuition waivers are announced in the summer prior to the beginning of the school year. 

Further information is available within the Program Handbook or by visiting:

The Office of Student Financial Aid,

App State Box 32059, John Thomas Hall,
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608-2059