At Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, we’re proud to provide the most affordable and comprehensive Massage Therapy and Holistic Health Practitioner Programs in Southern California. We help guide our students in choosing the Financial Investment Plan that’s best-suited for their unique circumstances – which may include the Federal Student Aid Program (FAFSA), special funding, payment plans, or third-party opportunities.
What is FSA and FAFSA?
Federal Student Aid (FSA) and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are government-sponsored funding packages that assist students with the cost of tuition, housing, and other fees associated with higher education. The package may be made up of federal grants and scholarships (which do not need to be repaid) and loans (which do need to be repaid). Typically, these awards are determined based on the economic needs of students and are calculated from the FAFSA data collected on the student and/or their parents.
Who Qualifies for FSA?
Federal Student Aid (FSA) is available to US citizens or eligible noncitizens with a valid social security number. Students must be accepted and enrolled at an educational institution for the purpose of obtaining a degree, certificate, or other recognized credential offered by that institution (such as the certificates offered at our school
To receive FSA support for your educational investment at Healing Hands, a student must:
- Enroll in one of our programs.
- Plan to participate in 20 hours of classes/course work per week. You will be expected to finish the 600-hour Massage Therapy or 1000-hour Holistic Healing Practitioner program in one year.
- Satisfactorily complete 90% of the course hours to maintain FSA eligibility.
- Have a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
We work hard to make sure you can get the education you deserve. Our school supports a wide variety of funding options for each of our students’ special circumstances – which we call ‘Special Funding.’ Qualifying for these programs will depend on a student’s special certification or unique situation.
Healing Hands is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (under SAA) to process Veterans Benefits for military veterans, including Title IX, Post 9/11 – Chapter 30, 31, 33, and 35.
Please visit the Veterans Benefits Page for more information on this program.
Employment Development Department (EDD) – Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Healing Hands School participates in the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA), which falls under the umbrella of Employment Development Department (EDD) and the California Training Benefits Program.
Please visit the EDD website for more information on this program: WIOA – Get a Grant for Massage Tuition!
MyCAA: For Active Military Spouses
My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) will grant a military spouse a scholarship of $4,000 to go to Healing Hands School of Holistic Health. This funding can be combined with Federal Student Aid.
Please visit the MyCAA Website to apply.
Vocational Rehabilitation Education Benefits
If you qualify for private or state funding for retraining, we can process your vocational retraining benefit. To find out more about these benefits, please visit the California Department of Vocational Retraining website.
Healing Hands School of Holistic Health provides an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Disabled students will be encouraged to apply for Vocational Rehabilitation benefits for additional aid and support.
Please note: all applicants must be able to give and receive a professional massage in order to have the ability to benefit from the program itself.
For students who are looking to invest in their education with monthly payments, we have payment solutions.
Tuition for the Massage Therapy Program for 600 hours is $7,800.
Tuition for the Holistic Health Practitioner Program for 1000 hours is $13,000.
To qualify for the Massage Therapy or Holistic Health Practitioner payment plan, you start with $250 On-Time Deposit plus your first monthly payment. This is due two weeks before your first class (the registration date).
Our Payment Plan works like this:
|Massage Therapy – 600 hours||Monthly pymt + $250 On-time (1st payment)||Monthly Payments||Hours of class time per quarter|
|Part-time||$800||$550||100 hours (1 class)|
|Accelerated Part-time||$1,050||$800||200 hours (2 classes)|
|Full-time||$1350||$1,100||300 hours (3 classes)|
|HHP – 1000 hours||Monthly pymt + $250 On-time (1st payment)||Monthly Payments||Hours of class time per quarter|
|Part-time||$800||$550||125 hours or less|
|Accelerated Part-time||$1,050||$800||126 – 166 hours|
|Full-time||$1,100||$1,350||167 – 250 hours|
Monthly payments are timed so that payments and classes are scheduled to finish at approximately the same time. The $250 On-Time Deposit is refundable as long as you graduate on time. ‘Hours of Class Time Per Quarter’ is subject to Administrative approval.
Our school offers a discount for programs that are paid in full: $800 discount for the Massage Therapy Program and $1,000 for the Holistic Health Practitioner Program.
HHP Graduates: After successfully completing the Holistic Health Practitioner Program, graduates lock in the price of their future Continued Education Units (CEUs) for life!
Scholarships & Non-Tuition Aid
At Healing Hands, we encourage students to apply for third-party scholarships to help with their educational investment. Here are some resources to consider:
- Tribal Grant Scholarships: Native Americans may qualify for a scholarship through their tribe. Contact your tribe to see if they can help you with school.
- Herman H. Dirksen Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship awarded to up to 10 San Diego County residents. This scholarship can be used for trade schools like Healing Hands School. For more information, visit: SDFoundation.org/Scholarships
Aid may be available to help with non-tuition expenses. Here are some resources to consider:
- Welfare-to-Work: Program participants may be eligible for help with child care, transportation, and work-related or training-related expenses. Participants who find a job and are no longer eligible for welfare may continue to receive help with medical care and child care expenses. If you qualify, Welfare-to-Work can help pay for school materials and supplies, but not tuition.
- CalWorks Child Care Program: The purpose of this program is to help a family transition smoothly from the immediate, short-term child care needed as the parent starts work or work activities to the stable, long-term child care necessary for the family to live and remain off aid.
- Build Futures: This group helps young adults 18 – 24 years old with assistance for housing, phones, bus passes, and related resources with the goal of self-sufficiency for the young adult.
- California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth: Free money for foster youth for college or career training.
- The Teen Project: Provides teens who are aging out of the foster care system with all of the resources and support of an intact family. To allow the greatest opportunity for a successful transition to adulthood.