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Two Important Money Questions for Your Massage School

Before you sit down with a massage school admissions officer or even the financial aid representative who will help you find ways to pay for massage school, it’s a good idea to call ahead and talk with the financial aid office. In fact, this should probably be the second call you make when considering a massage therapy course. (The first should go to the admissions office to get pamphlets and other information.) That’s because you cannot make an informed decision Read More

Financial Aid For Massage School Training

Attending a good massage school will not be cheap! That certainly does not mean that receiving first-rate massage therapy training will not be affordable. Anyone with a desire to begin or continue their education in a chosen field should be prepared to examine and understand the various financial resources that are available. There are a variety of funding options to help you achieve your goal of becoming a massage therapist. Student Loans We won’t even attempt to try and fully Read More

Repaying Massage School Loans

When you take out student loans to pay for massage school (whether they are private loans or federal loans), these monies must be repaid. Some people pay them off in a matter of months, while others may take years to fully eliminate their debt. Either way, it’s good to know your rights and responsibilities before you take out any loans for your education. Federal Student Loans The good news about federal student loans is that they usually don’t have to Read More

What are the Massage Therapy Foundation Research Grants?

As a field of study, massage therapy has much to offer the world. Even though it has been around for thousands of years, there is always more to learn about the science, art, and even the mystery of how massage benefits the body and spirit. Doctors, massage therapists with advanced degrees, and even historians have spent years studying massage at the theoretical level in an attempt to add more knowledge to the general massage curriculum. The Massage Therapy Foundation exists Read More

Loans and Grants for Veterans

Special loans, grants, and other financial assistance opportunities exist for the men and women who have served in the armed forces and wish to attend school. Although not all massage schools are part of the Veteran programs, many of them do provide a chance to get financial assistance through the government. Be sure and talk with each massage school individually to determine if you will be able to use your Veteran’s benefits to help pay for tuition and other costs. Read More

How the FAFSA Can Help Pay for Massage School

The cost of massage school ranges anywhere from a few thousand dollars to up to tens of thousands of dollars per year, depending on the length of your program and its location. There are countless resources available to help you pay for massage school, including the popular government loan and grant program that most people associate with FAFSA. What is the FAFSA? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form that almost all students fill out prior Read More

Questions to Ask Your Massage School’s Financial Aid Officer

Almost all massage schools encourage students to schedule a meeting with their financial aid office either before or soon after being accepted to the school. No matter what the school’s policy, it is best to have the meeting before you officially sign up for the massage program or pay any tuition. Knowing your financial status and your expected contribution will really help you decide which school is right for you. Here are a few questions you should expect to ask Read More

Common Massage Scholarship Scams to Look Out For

One of the best ways to pay for massage school is to earn a scholarship (or several scholarships) to help cover the costs of tuition, fees, and supplies. Scholarships, which don’t have to be repaid and are usually offered based on financial status and personal merit, have long been a staple of the college community. Massage scholarships are no different, and many types of them exist to help pay for school. However, while many scholarships represent a chance to attend Read More

What Happens if I Can’t Pay My Massage School Loans?

What Happens if I Can’t Pay My Massage School Loans? Massage student loans are a viable payment option for those hoping to start a new and exciting career, but that doesn’t meant they don’t come with their own drawbacks. Because massage school costs range anywhere from a few thousand to tens of thousands of dollars, it’s not uncommon for students to rack up quite a bit of student loan debt either from the government or a third-party lender. Paying back Read More

The Spa Foundation Massage Scholarships

Massage-specific scholarships are one of the rarer types of scholarships that exist in the educational community. Most of the financial opportunities you’ll find are offered through individual massage schools, and are limited to recent high school graduates or members of the military. The chance to earn a scholarship specifically for massage is one that shouldn’t be taken lightly, and prospective students should take time to carefully review the requirements and application processes. One of the few massage scholarship organizations that Read More

Pros and Cons of Massage School Payment Plans

Tuition payment plans are one of the most common ways to pay for massage school. Students who don’t qualify for grants and who choose not to go into debt have few options when it comes to paying for school, unless they’ve saved up in advance. That’s why most massage schools offer a payment plan that spreads the costs out over the length of the school program (which can range from a few months to a few years). Benefits of a Read More

Massage School Fees

When you figure how much it costs to go to massage school, it’s important to look at the big picture. In addition to tuition rates (and room and board, if applicable), many schools have additional fees and textbooks costs that can substantially raise the overall price. In some cases, these might be disclosed right from the start; in others, you might not be aware of additional costs until you’re presented with the bill. Be sure and ask about any hidden Read More

Average Cost of Massage Therapy School

By Lana J. Russell, RMT The cost of massage school varies depending on location and the type of education that you plan on getting (i.e., four-year university versus a six-month private training program). Most students can expect to incur costs associated with tuition and materials, as well as room and board. Many costs can be defrayed by student loan programs, but as these will have to be eventually repaid, so it’s best to figure them in before you decide which Read More

Don’t Drop Out of Massage School Because of Economic Crunch

These are grim times.  We hear grim tales of layoffs and their economic and psychological consequences on individuals and families.  The only upside we can think of is that perhaps it is during times of stress and hardship that massage therapy is viewed as a promising savior for all ills, imagined or not.  Investors love to talk about gold as being inflation-proof and no doubt business schools are busy preaching what they know best.  Massage therapy on the other hand Read More

Massage Schools: Tips for Applying for Financial Aid

We have already written somewhat extensively about receiving financial aid for massage school. We won’t repeat what has been said but we’ll discuss things you should remember when applying for financial aid.  Ideally, the massage school you have chosen will have guidelines on their financial aid options. The key factor here is accreditation.  The massage school must be accredited by the State and offer a full massage therapy program covering about 500 hours of training for you to be able Read More