A high-quality massage therapy education is necessary to become a successful and confident massage therapist. On average, massage school costs between $3,000 and $11,000. Some massage therapy schools accept financial aid for full or partial payment, and relief for student loan debt could be available soon for some graduates.
Types of Student Loans and Aid
Americans who apply for massage school have a variety of student loan and financial aid options at hand, depending on the massage school. These include:
• Federal Pell Grants
• Federal Stafford Loans
• Federal Work Study (FWS)
• Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
• Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
• Sallie Mae Smart Option Loan
• GI Bill®/ Veteran’s Assistance Grants
MASSAGE Magazine’s staff curated this selection of articles and information to help massage-students-to-be and massage school graduates navigate securing financial aid, paying back loans, and applying for relief for student loan debt.
Financial Aid Options
The website MassageThreapyLicense.org provides information on financial aid options available specifically to massage therapists.
Learn of the various financial aid options available to massage therapy students, including federal financial aid, service awards and work-study options, additional funding opportunities through government agencies; scholarships and funding from charitable entities.
Relief for Student Loan Debt
The U.S. government’s Federal Student Aid office provides information about securing and repaying student loans—and also explains student loan forgiveness.
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