Q&A with Harmony Curtiss, Branch Manager of Holistic Massage School Pt 2



Q – Can you tell us about the cost of the Programs and the Payment Plans offered to students at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health?

A – Sure, the Massage Therapy Program (MT) costs $4,950.00 and the Holistic Health Practitioner Program (HHP) costs $9,900.00.  Three payment plans are offered for both Programs.  They are based on the student’s status as a Part-time, Accelerated part-time, or Full-time Attendee.  Students considered part-time (taking 1 class) would pay $350 a month, those considered accelerated part-time (2 classes) would pay $550 a month, and those attending full-time (3 classes) would pay $750 a month.  Most students prefer the $550 a month payment-plan which allows them to graduate from the Massage Therapy Program in nine months and the Holistic Health Practitioner Program in just a year and a half.

Q– In addition to Healing Hands’ Payment Plans, what other financial options are available to the student?

A – There are shutterstock_33614956several, but the most common is Federal Financial Aid.  Students eligible for Federal Financial Aid must enroll in our 1,000 hour Holistic Health Practitioner Program, attend school full-time, and complete their Program within one year of enrollment.   The amount of funding a student qualifies for is based on their income from the prior year.  Many students qualify for full funding and receive more than enough money to cover the cost of their education, books, massage table, equipment and a portion of their housing expenses.   To find out if you qualify go online to our Government’s website: www.fafsa.ed.gov and apply for Financial Student Aid and include our school code: # 041417 on your application form.  Both student and school will receive a written response, sometimes within just a few days!  Once notified, our office will schedule a meeting to help you understand what portion of the funds being offered are “Grants” you don’t pay-back and which are loans; so you can make an informed decision.

There is another financial option available to Veterans, and in some cases their spouses or children.  I’m talking about Veterans’ Benefits.  In recent years we’ve seen a rise in enrollment from Veterans who want to provide Massage to fellow Veterans suffering with both the physical and emotional impact of war.    Because HHSHH is approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education, we are authorized to process Veterans Benefits including those from Title IX, Post 911, VRAP, and Chapters 30, 33, and 35.  Interested Veterans may their VA Benefit Authorization form to either of our offices to start the enrollment process.shutterstock_103028039

Another popular financial option is funding through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).    WIA funding is made available to people who are unemployed.  You do NOT have to be receiving unemployment, you just need to be unemployed.  You must apply for the California Training Benefits Program, once you qualify for that you are able participate in the WIA.  With Massage Therapy considered an “In-Demand” profession, HHSHH is listed on the government’s Employment Development Department’s (EDD) Eligible Training Providers List.  With starting salaries in Massage Therapy ranging from $25 to $40 an hour, we are seeing a steady rise in enrollment by WIA clients.  Students interested in applying for WIA funding can find out more on our website.


Lastly, on occasion we do accommodate other types of Special Funding such as private grants, scholarships or Corporate Employee Benefits to name a few.  Any questions regarding Special Funding  should be directed to me, Harmony Curtiss, Director of Special Funding at 949 305-2722 in Laguna Hills.

Go here for more information: http://healinghandsschool.com/new-students/special-funding-aid/

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