Tuition Payment Plans:

Option A:

Payment in Full

Students have the option of paying in full prior to the beginning of the program.  The tuition, if paid in full, is $13,250.00 with no other additional fees. Students paying in full must pay a $500.00 deposit upon acceptance to the program and then pay the balance ($12,750.00) no later than the 15th of the month preceding the program start date.  For the March class, this date is February 15th.   For the September class, this is August 15th.

Option B:

Payment during Program

Students can pay monthly for the duration of the program, resulting in 10 monthly payments.  The fee for this is $250.00 and is added to the tuition for a total cost of $13,500.00.  Students choosing this option must pay a $500.00 deposit upon acceptance to the program and then begin payments on the balance ($13,000.00) beginning the 15th of the month preceding the program start date.  For the March class, the first payment of $1300.00 will be due February 15th and the final payment will be November 15th.  For the September class, the first payment will be due August 15th and the final payment will be due May 15th.

Option C:

Long-term Payment Program

Student can opt for a 30-month payment program.  The fee for this is $750.00 and is added to tuition for a total cost of $14,000.00.  Students choosing this option must pay a $500.00 deposit upon acceptance to the program and then make payments of $450.00 per month on the balance ($13,500.00) beginning after graduation.  Please note that beginning in September 2018, there will be an adjustment to this payment plan.  If you are applying for the September 2018 class or later, contact the school for details.

Payment Plan Terms

Students may pay off the balance at any time with no pre-payment penalty however, they will not be given a discount on the financing fee.  However, if a student who has elected to use Option C decides to pay off the balance prior to the 15th of the month before graduation, that student will be credited $500.00, making the full amount paid the same as option B.

No interest is assessed on the payment plans unless a student misses a due date.  Upon the first missed due date, a late fee of $10.00 per day will be assessed.  Upon the second missed due date, the outstanding balance will be subject to a 12% interest rate for the duration.  Students who are actively enrolled in school will not be able to attend class until their account is current.

Payment plan C includes 3 months of deferment.  These deferment months can be used individually or together and there is no penalty for using them. However, a deferment request must be filled out by the first of the month that the student expects to miss.  If the request is not submitted in a timely manner, the payment will be considered late.

Additional Expenses

Tuition includes:  Textbooks, First Aid/CPR/Blood Borne Pathogen certification, Liability Insurance through ABMP (Associated Bodyworks and Massage Professionals), ABMP Exam Coach, all supplies required for classroom activities and two CRI polos to be worn during student clinic.

A professional massage table is required in the first two months of the program.  Tables can be purchased through Columbia River Institute.  Students will receive special pricing, below retail, on their tables.  If a student already has a table, please verify with Columbia River Institute that the model is acceptable for professional practice.  The cost varies from $400.00-$850.00 depending on style chosen.  This cost will be incurred within the first two months of the program.  

Tuition does not include testing fees or licensure fees.  Student is responsible for licensing fee ($141.00 as of July 2017), testing fee ($195.00 as of July 2017), any additional supplies not required by school.  

Summary of Costs:

  • Tuition:                   $13,250.00 plus financing fee if applicable
  • Massage Table:      $400.00-$850.00 (incurred in first two months of school)
  • State License Fee: $141.00 (due after graduation)
  • Testing Fee:           $195.00 (due in second to last month of program)

All fees are subject to change.  There is a tuition increase expected in the Fall of 2018.