Are you considering a massage therapy program, but wondering how you will afford it? If you are looking for financial aid for a massage therapy program, there are several tips you might want to consider.
The first step is to talk with a financial aid advisor at the school where you are applying. At Harris School of Business, our financial aid advisors are here to help. After you have completed the application process, you can meet with a financial aid advisor to learn about options. Here are some of the options you might explore:
Title IV funding (Federal Student Aid)
If the massage therapy school that you are choosing is a Title IV school, you may be able to apply for Title IV funding. This is the program that covers the Federal Student Aid program. It includes options such as Stafford loans, Pell grants, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG). To find out if you qualify for these programs, you will need to fill out the Free Application Form for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid advisors at the Harris School of Business can direct you toward these forms, and help you understand what needs to be done.
Depending on what state you live in, you may be able to get financial aid for a massage therapy program. Check to see if your state offers benefits for post-secondary education. Many states offer financial aid through the department of human services, unemployment offices, department of public welfare, or other offices.
Tax Credits for Education
Students (or the parents of dependent students) may qualify for a number of tax credits, which can reduce the amount of income tax you owe. This may be one way to make your post-secondary education more affordable. For more information on tax credits for education, visit the Tax Benefits for Education Information Center.
GI Bill Benefits®
If the massage therapy school that you are considering has been approved for GI Bill benefits, veterans may be eligible for GI Bill education benefits. For the Harris School of Business, the Department of Higher Education, under Title 38 United States Code, has approved the programs at various locations for education benefits. If you are a veteran and want to find out if you are eligible, contact your Veterans Affairs Office by calling 800-827-1000 or by visiting www.gibill.va.gov.
We hope these tips are helpful as you plan your future career path. At the Harris School of Business, our financial aid advisors are committed to helping students find financial options to make their education a reality. With these tips, and support from a financial aid advisor at the Harris School, you could be well on your way to applying for financial aid for a massage therapy program!
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.