CAN I QUALIFY FOR FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID (FAFSA)?
WNWSM is not a Federally accredited school. We therefore cannot accept FAFSA or Title IV funding. Students can apply to their personal bank for information on Student Loans or low interest loans.
HOW CAN I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID?
Local credit unions and banks offer school loans as well as personal loans for education. We offer in house payment plans without interest. We accept WA State re-education grants and Worker retraining grants. To find out if you are eligible, use the survey questions at the end of your application. WNWSM is not directly affiliated with any bank or credit union.
WHAT DOES 'ACCREDITATION' MEAN?
Accreditation is a standard approved by the Federal government to allow Title IV funding to their students. Commonly, small institutions are not accredited due to the cost of the process. This approval is for funding purposes, not the quality of education.
IS YOUR SCHOOL APPROVED BY WA STATE?
Yes, we are an approved WA state vocational educator. We began in 20017, graduating our first class in 2019. You can view our school Catalog here.
DO YOU OFFER AN ONLINE OR HYBRID COURSE?
Yes! We are teaching our programs as "hybrid" models to ensure public safety and efficient use of time. We currently meet in class 2 days (915 hour program) and 2 nights (765 hour program). We meet on Zoom the remainder of the school week for lecture, discussion and testing.
HOW MUCH IS YOUR DEPOSIT?
Your deposit is $1,000 for either program. This is fully refundable up until the last Friday of the month prior to your start date. (ie: March start date, last Friday in February for full refund. September start date, last Friday in August for full refund of deposit)
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
If you need to withdraw from the program for any reason, we require a written request. You may be eligible for a refund, depending on how far you are in the program. After 50% of the program is complete, you are responsible for the full tuition.
HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE IN YOUR CLASSES?
We have a max of 10 students per class. There may be an occasional student from a prior year that shadows or participates in lecture. There are a maximum of 6 students during each clinic session. Students will schedule their dates to complete this portion of the program.
DO I BUY MY OWN MASSAGE TABLE?
Yes. We have a resource page for students to guide them in purchasing a quality massage table. Many can be found online or through local meet up apps (Offer Up, etc). You will need a table by the beginning of the 2nd week. You do not bring your table to school, this is for your outside give and receive hours that are required throughout the programs.