NEPA School of Massage

Financial Aid

Outside of our institutional grants, there are several options for our students to fund their education at NEPA School of Massage.

Private Student Loans

Private loans are a great option to help you afford your education. Banks, credit unions, and online lenders offer these loans. When taking out a private loan, you will need to meet the lender’s income and credit score requirements. 

Here are some private loan options: 

  • College Ave. College Ave offers student loans with low rates and flexible repayment terms. They offer a career training loan that can be used to pay for massage therapy school. College Ave can help you pay up to 100% of your school-certified expenses, including tuition and personal expenses. 
  • Sallie Mae. Sallie Mae offers a Smart Option Student Loan for Career Training designed for trad schools and other professional training programs. Whether you’re in school full-time, half-time, or part-time, Sallie Mae can help. Click here to visit their website. 
  • Ascent.  Ascent is a private student lender offering cosigned and non-cosigned loans for career program students. Their Career Training and Development Loan is a fixed-rate loan available to students in eligible certification or professional trade programs at eligible schools.


Scholarships are another way to help fund your massage therapy program. Targeted scholarships can be a valuable resource for students – where you live, cultural heritage, and a host of other individual qualifiers each create access to unique financial aid opportunities for students. 

Good rules of thumb are to prepare early, research and prepare paperwork and references before you begin the process. Ensure that you understand each scholarship’s criteria and application guidelines before applying. 


Here are a few scholarship options to jumpstart your research: 


Trade School & Massage Therapy Program Scholarships

Awards: $5,000 Deadline: May 31

Awards: $5,000 Deadline: May 1

Awards: Provides unrestricted non-tuition funding and support to women and nonbinary students 35 and older who demonstrate financial need and are pursuing a technical or vocational education. 

Awards: $2,000-$20,000  Deadline: November 15

Awards: $2,500 Deadline: Sept 1