Terms and Methods of Payments
Tuition and fees are charged to a student at the start of the program. Payment is noit required at this time; however, arrangements for funding must be made at the start of the program.
Failure to complete payment arrangements may result in an administrative hold placed on a student until satisfactory payment arrangements are finalized.
Students have the option to pay for the entire program or pay for the quarter they are attending. In both cases, payment must be made at the time of registration.
Payment-in-full: Students must make Payment-in-full payments before the start of their first term (prior to the beginning of the program). The application, registration, student insurance fees, textbooks and other supplies are in addition to the tuition. The payment-in-full option is not impacted by subsequent tuition increases. If the class hours chosen by the student go over the program total of 500, the student will be charged the current listed tuition for all hours over 560. This payment-in-full option does not include classes (other than Massage Fundamentals) which include lodging and meals. If the student withdraws from ICoHS before taking 500 hours of classes, a refund will be rewarded. The amount of the refund will be the remainder of the paid-in-full balance, less any fees incurred and less the retail value of the table package.
Payment of the full quarterly tuition: Students electing this “pay as you go” option will pay the full quarterly tuition at the time of registration. Tuition will fluctuate based upon class selections and current tuition rates. You will not be locked in a tuition rate if the tuition increases.
Methods of payments accepted are cash, check, Mastercard, Visa and Wire-Transfer.
If a student is delinquent with payment of fees, the Admissions Office will contact the student. If appropriate arrangements cannot be made, the student may be prevented from attending class and/or dismissed. ICoHS will withhold institutional services including grades, transcripts, and diplomas for students who are not current with their scheduled tuition payments or who have defaulted on a Federal Student Loan.
Textbooks: Required textbooks for program classes cost approximately $685-$800 (depending on program). Purchase of optional reference books and/or study aids will increase this total.
Of the total cost, approximately $300 will be spent for first quarter textbooks. Some required textbooks are used for multiple classes throughout the program. All textbooks and supplies are available in the ICOHS Store, but may be purchased elsewhere. Textbooks purchased in the Store may be returned within 7 days of purchase with receipt and in original condition for store credit only. ICOHS Store does not offer a “buy-back” program.
Massage Table: Although owning a massage table is not mandatory for training, the School recommends that students acquire a table by the end of the first quarter. Prices for new tables range from $300 to $700 or higher.
Student Insurance: Students are required to have student liability insurance. You may purchase this from Associated Massage and Bodywork Professionals (ABMP) or American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) professional organizations. The cost of ABMP insurance is $45/12 months, payable to ICOHS. Rates subject to change without notice.
Miscellaneous: Students are asked to provide their own massage oil or lotion (in a spill-proof bottle), sheets, blankets, bolsters and holster for hands-on classes. In addition, students are asked to have several professional massa