How Much Does Massage Therapy School Cost? | Miami Massage School Blog

The cost of massage therapy school | AMC Miami Massage School Blog

miami-massage-therapy-school-costHow much does massage therapy school cost? It's a practical question and you need to know the answer before you enter a program. Making an investment in your future is also often a financial investment and knowledge of the nitty gritty details helps prepare you for the realities. If you're seeking a massage therapy certification as your next career move, check out these details.

Major Massage School Costs: Tuition, Books and Licensing Fees | AMC Miami Massage Therapy School Blog

If your program has a clinic in which students practice, you may be required to pay a clinic fee and obtain malpractice insurance. According to, programs typically range from $6 to $17 a credit hour.

States that require massage therapy licensing may require more hours of schooling before you are eligible to practice, which will affect the cost of a program. According to

"Most states with massage licensing criteria commonly require between 500 to 600 hours of massage therapy training. This equates to a tuition range of between $6,000 and $10,000 for your certificate."

Costs may vary depending on whether you are a full-time or part-time student. Find out whether you need to pay your tuition in full or can pay in installments before you begin your program. Late payments might cause you to incur fees or affect your status in a program. Expect books to add approximately $200 to $300.

If required to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEX), you'll have to pay about $200. Then, you'll likely have an additional licensing fee. The state of Florida, for example, charges $155.

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There are a variety of other costs — administrative or otherwise — that you may not think about before attending massage therapy school. Just be prepared for these potential fees that might contribute to the overall cost of your education:

  • Application submission
  • Administrative services
  • Penalties for bounced checks or late payment
  • Exam retakes
  • Locker rental
  • Graduation fees
  • Duplicate diplomas and transcripts
  • Transfer evaluation

Expect these costs to range anywhere from $5 to several hundred dollars each.

Paying for massage school

If you feel like the question of "How much does massage therapy school cost?" has been answered, you may now be wondering how to pay for it. Fortunately, you can get financial aid for massage school, just like many other higher education programs. Talk to any school you're considering about filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

Other ways to help pay for school:

  • Personal savings
  • No-interest payment plans offered by programs
  • Assistance for veterans
  • Private loans

Any legitimate massage therapy school should provide advice for how to finance a massage program on your budget. Tuition, fees, and other issues are covered in our massage therapy career guide. To download a copy, click the image below.

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If you're considering entering a massage therapy school in Miami, contact the admissions department at the Acupuncture and Massage College for information about the program and costs by calling (305) 595-9500 or email the admissions department at If you're in the Kendall area, feel free to stop by for a visit. Our address is 10506 N Kendall Drive, Miami, Florida 33176. We are located near the Kendall Mall.

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