Cost of Massage Therapy School
Your Massage Therapist Tuition & Financial Aid Resource
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
What kind of tuition can I expect?
Massage school tuition ranges roughly from $6 to $17 per hour of education, with the average around $9 or $10 per hour. Therefore, if your state doesn’t have licensing requirements and you want to take a short program, you may be able to get 100 hours of training for under $1,000. States with massage licensing criteria commonly require 500 hours of training, which puts tuition in the range of $5,000 to $9,000. Some massage schools include the cost of a massage table. If the one you select does not, plan to spend about $500 more to purchase a table.
By requesting information from the massage schools of your choice, you can find out what financial aid they offer. The goal of school financial aid offices is to make every effort to help you finance your education. They take many factors into consideration to determine eligibility, but schools have people who can help guide you through financial aid programs and payment options to find the package that is best for you.
How can I pay for massage therapy school?
Many massage therapy schools offer financing options such as:
- Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- No-Interest Payment Plans
- Veterans Assistance
- Private Loan Financing
While this can be all overwhelming, the massage schools are there to help guide you through the process. To find out more about these financing options, ask an admissions representative at the massage therapy schools you are considering, and they can provide you with all of the necessary information.
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