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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:

As costs and information can and will change, be sure to contact an advisor for the most current information for planning the funding of your education.

Paying for college

Opportunity Grant

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

Veterans Services

The Veterans Services office provides a supportive environment for veterans, current military, and their dependents.

The Veterans Services office is dedicated to assisting you with the services you need to receive VA benefits and accomplish your educational goals at Whatcom. Knowledgeable veteran representatives make getting started at Whatcom easy. Our office is an informational center to assist you with questions about activating your VA educational benefits and connecting with campus resources and veteran services in the community. The Veterans Office, in partnership with an incredibly supportive faculty and staff, strive to make Whatcom Community College a great campus for veterans.

Visit Veterans Services for more information.

The WashBoard (scholarships)

"We connect Washington students of all types with Washington scholarship providers ... for FREE."

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.