Massage Therapy Schools: Don’t Just Think About Applying, Do It
Thinking of attending massage therapy classes? Do you live in the following states:
You can apply to get your certification by googling any one of the following:
1)Michigan massage therapy certification
2)Utah massage therapy certification
3)San Diego massage therapy certification
4)Massage therapy classes San Antonio
5)Montana Board of Massage Therapy
Once you have found the school you want to go to, you might be curious about the fees. I’m not going to lie. Massage therapy classes are like any other class, they will cost you some money.
You do have a number of options to help you afford your education. Let’s look at a few of them right now.
1) You will be charged between $10-17 per hour of class. If you state has no minimum requirements, your costs might be cheaper. If your state offers no requirements or only minimal requirements, you can opt to take shorter classes. It’s all up to you. Check with your state first before you apply.
2) Most schools will insist on anywhere from 500-600 hours of training and class work. This is all before you get your licensing in. This could amount up to and over $10,000. I’m tell you this so you’ll know what to expect. You might want to talk to your perspective school before attending your first class. See what all is expected of you.
IS THEIR FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE
If you attend an accredited school, financial aid will most definitely be easily accessible. Look online to see other options which could be available. All I am saying is that accredited schools will put your foot in the financial door much sooner.
PLACES WHICH WILL GIVE ME FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
1) FAFSA–This is the same thing other college kids fill out. It’s to determine financial eligibility and the resources which are available to you.
2) Veterans Assistance–This only works if you are a vet. You will have to prove your veterans status, just FYI.
3) No-interest payments–This is a good option to have, if your state will allow for it.
4) Private Loan Financing—With this one, you might want to speak to a financial person before signing up for. There are some things that you need to be aware of with this program. Not all the information will be told to you up front, unless you ask them.
OTHERS THINGS TO CONSIDER
1) This is based on personal experience. Never borrow more money then you have to. Even if the school offer it to you, only take what you need.
2) Always ask about the interest rates and other fees attached to your schooling. Most massage schools will not be up front with you about every single cost.
3) Are you going to be able to start paying things back while in school? This is a question every kid/adult in school needs to ask.