The costs average approximately $3,170 per quarter, including tuition, books, fees, and supplies for the core massage therapist courses, as well as for the general education courses.
Listed below are the approximate expenses for the massage program in addition to tuition and general college expenses.
| Required items include:
| Massage therapist application fee
| Washington State Patrol background check
| Required textbooks (new)
| TB test
| Massage linens
| Optional items include:
|Hepatitis immunization (recommended)||$115|
|Portable massage table||$250-$750|
| Seated massage chair
| Liability insurance
|| (cost varies)
| Personal health insurance
|| (cost varies)
Link to Career Bridge for more details on the total cost of the certificate, including related instruction and electives:
Paying for college
The Opportunity Grant Scholarship offers tuition assistance to eligible students as they work toward a career in massage therapy. See the WCC Opportunity Grant Scholarship web page for eligibility requirements and contact information. Apply now!
Financial Aid - FAFSA
Financial aid is available to those students that qualify. It is important that all students apply for aid to determine their eligibility.
Students who have a prior bachelor degree or higher will, in most cases, be limited to loans and possibly work study eligibility. If questions arise and you fall into this category, contact Entry & Advising at (360) 383.3080 and ask for a financial aid planning appointment.
Students are encouraged to start the Financial Aid application process as soon as possible. Start by completing your free application at fafsa.gov.
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Whatcom Community College Foundation
The WCC Foundation, and numerous friends of the College have developed several scholarship opportunities. These scholarships are available to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, athletic skills, personal growth, or contributions to fellow students or the College.Click here for WCCF scholarship information.