You can attend East West College either as a Program student or a Non-Diploma student, depending on what works best for you.
Program students agree to complete the 800-hour EWC program within a limited time period and to fulfill all the terms in their Enrollment Agreement. For this, the college guarantees a tuition rate that is currently $16,960 for the complete program.
Non-Diploma students do not enroll in the 800-hour program, but take any classes they wish, according to their own schedule and the prerequisites outlined in the EWC Catalog. In exchange for this independence, they have to re-enroll each term and pay the tuition rate in force at that time. A non-diploma student may eventually complete the entire 800-hour program, but will receive transcripts of their coursework, rather than a diploma. Current tuition for non-diploma students is $23 per clock hour.
What other fees and expenses can I expect?
There is a non-refundable fee of $25 for applying to East West College. Your application will remain active for six months after you submit it, but you will be responsible for all financial, academic and other policies in effect when you actually start classes.
There is a one-time registration fee of $100 when you sign the Enrollment Agreement. If you elect to cancel your enrollment within five days of the date of enrollment, and before the commencement of classes, this registration fee is refunded.
The estimated cost of textbooks, supplies and a massage table is approximately $1200 for the 800-hour Program. For your convenience, the EWC Campus Store stocks all of these items. You may also obtain these items elsewhere, use textbooks in the library and use the EWC Practice Room (for a nominal linen fee) instead of purchasing a massage table.
In addition, you are required to receive and pay for a professional massage in six courses throughout the program. While rates for massage sessions can vary widely, you should plan to spend $300-350 over the course of the program.
Additional charges will be incurred for transferring credits, repeating failed courses, dropping courses, taking additional courses outside of the program requirements, missed exams, completing required tutoring sessions, obtaining official transcripts, replacement student ID cards, and returned checks. Elective courses may have a lab fee for materials.
Other expenses such as food and housing, transportation, miscellaneous personal expenses, initial licensing costs and loan origination fees will vary depending on your own needs.