Massage Program Costs
1. Payment in Full
The tuition may be paid in its entirety by the end of the first week of classes, and no interest will be charged to you by the school. Other costs of attendance, including textbooks and administrative fees, are due as soon as they are incurred, and you may pay these costs directly to the front desk staff. Any amounts that are not paid will be billed to you, and an invoice will be mailed to you on the 1st of the month. The invoiced amount is due no later than the 25th of the month to avoid late charges.
2. Federal Financial Aid
Health Works Institute is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to administer Title IV financial aid programs, including Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, and PLUS loans. If you are interested in applying for federal financial aid, please request a FAFSA worksheet.
3. Military Veterans’ Educational Assistance
The school’s program is approved for the training of veterans and other persons eligible for veterans’ benefits. Applicants who wish to use such assistance must contact the Department of Veterans’ Affairs in their state and obtain a NOBE form (Notice of Benefit Eligibility), which will be filed with an application form completed by both the applicant and Health Works Institute.
4. Vocational Rehabilitation Training Assistance
Applicants who may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation assistance may contact the Vocational Rehabilitation office in their state. Health Works Institute will provide the office with any required information and documentation.
5. Programs Administered by Job Service Offices
Many states, including Montana, administer various tuition assistance programs for displaced workers and people whose situations give them eligibility for a particular program. For example, the state of Montana administers the Workforce Investment Act program through local Job Service offices, and Health Works Institute is an approved provider of training under the WIA. Applicants who may qualify for this program, and/or other similar programs, are encouraged to contact their local Job Service office. Health Works Institute will provide the office with any required information and documentation.
6. Tuition Payment Plans Administered by Health Works Institute
The school offers tuition payment plans that allow you to spread your payments over the time during which you are enrolled in the program. The various plans all require a tuition deposit of $500 and a down payment of a minimum of $500. Interest is charged, and rates vary according to the amount of the down payment. The higher the down payment, the lower the interest rate and the lower the monthly payment. For students on a Health Works tuition payment plan, costs beyond tuition are billed when they are incurred. Invoices for monthly tuition payments and charges for costs beyond tuition are mailed on the first of each month and must be paid in full by the 25th of the month to avoid late charges.
In accordance with federal truth in lending laws, payment plan documents provide specific details regarding the total cost of interest, consequences of non-payment, etc.
7. Community Organizations
Many service organizations, such as Business and Professional Women, Rotary, PEO, churches, and other community-based groups offer scholarship programs. Applicants are encouraged to contact groups with whom they have a personal or professional affiliation to find out about scholarship programs for which they may qualify.
Health Works Institute does not offer any scholarships. Massage magazine and the Massage Therapy Foundation administer scholarship programs that offer funding to students currently enrolled in massage therapy programs. Health Works Institute provides help and documentation for students when they apply for such scholarships.
Massage Therapy Program Costs*
|Required Items to be paid to Health Works Institute:|
|Tuition – 1000 hours @ $10.75/hour||$ 10,750
|Fees (orientation, materials, feedback sessions, professional liability insurance and graduation)||$ 335|
|MFR Textbook||$ 70|
|Student Clinic Nametag||$ 10|
|Required Items Paid Elsewhere or to Health Works Institute|
|Massage Table (approximately)||$ 600|
|Textbooks if Purchased from HWI (approximately)
|Linens, Oils, Lotions (approximately)||$200|
|Professional Massages (approximately)||$360|
|CPR/First Aid (approximately)||$ 85|
|TOTAL REQUIRED ITEMS
|Study Aids (approximately)
|Costs Upon Graduation