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The U.S. Department of Education has established regulations requiring certificate and vocational programs at non-profit institutions that receive Federal student aid to meet specific standards to prepare students for gainful employment. Read more about the regulation in the Federal Register, Oct. 29, 2010.

Northwestern is required to provide the following information on the Massage Therapy Program in compliance with 34 CFR 668.6.

Occupational preparation

Northwestern's Massage Therapy Program prepares students to become massage therapists.

Estimated total program cost

2013-2014 year
(Day schedule: 12 months / Evening schedule: 16 months)

Tuition: $14,112
Fees: $1,055
Books and Supplies: $1,116
Total Cost: $16,283*

*Living expenses are additional. For example, room and board is an estimated $12,780 for the day schedule; $17,040 for the evening schedule - if you are not living with a parent.

Tuition and fees table

For a breakdown of tuition and specific fees, visit Tuition and Fees.

On-time graduation rate 

The most recent ‌Massage Therapy Program Graduation Rate Report (pdf) is for the Fall 2012/Winter 2013 cohort.

For questions, contact:
Dr. Yung-Chi Sung, director of assessment and institutional effectiveness

Median loan debt

2012-2013 year

The median loan debt incurred for students who completed the day schedule for the School of Massage Therapy certificate program is $11,921. Of this amount:

  • 100% represents Federal student loan debt
  • 0% represents alternative loan debt
  • 0% represents debt from institutional financing plans

For questions, contact:
Financial Aid Office
Susan Neppl, director of financial aid and registrar
952-888-4777 ext. 387 

Job placement rate

Fall 2011 - Fall 2012 cohort: 86%
Indicates success of obtaining jurisdictional license

For questions, contact:
Dr. Dale Healey, interim dean of the College of Health and Wellness
952-888-4777 ext. 348

Student consumer information

For information on campus safety, a student aid calculator and Title IV loan default rates, visit Student Consumer Information.

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