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Tuition & Fees

In the table below, you'll find a full breakdown of not only tuition but other expected investments for your training.

Application Fee

Full Tuition

Down Payment





$200 - $275

Workbooks & Classroom Supplies

Massage Supplies

**MBLEX State License Test


$50 - $200

$25 - $100


14,700 - $15,000

*All textbooks and workbooks are to be purchased by the student. We will provide a list of all required textbooks that the student needs to purchase before the first day of the related class.

**The student must meet all financial and academic responsibilities before a certificate of completion is issued. If the student is on a payment plan, then they must be paid up to date to qualify. Upon issuance of the certificate of completion, the student may schedule their MBLEX test to receive state licensure.

Payment plans are available with financing through PNWMA. 

Pay in full (PNWMA will pay for your MBLEX test) 

12 month plan

24 month plan

30 month plan


$1,165 down payment 

+ 12 payments of $1199.50

(3% interest) 

$1,000 down payment + 24 payments of $594.69 

(5% interest) 

$1,000 payment

+ 30 payments of $474.50

(5% interest) 

School Financing

All loans, whether through the school or your bank must be satisfied, regardless of your success or lack of success at Pacific Northwest Massage Academy. This loan is the same as any other loan and the student has the full responsibility for managing the loan and its repayment.

PNWMA is not authorized to offer federal financial aid.

Admissions Requirements

To apply to PNWMA, students must:

  • Possess a High school diploma or GED

  • Have government-approved ID (drivers license or passport)

  • 2 Letters of recommendation

  • Be 18 years old by the time of graduation

  • Be able to take tests in English if it is your second language.

The PNWMA encourages diversity and accepts applications from all minorities. PNWMA does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.


Please check your eligibility under the Admission Requirements section and make yourself aware of the Tuition & Fees.

If you have questions or would like to tour before you apply, please reach out!


Feel free to apply

After Applying

Our admissions director Travis Ramberg will contact you to set up an in-house interview. At this time, you can submit the remaining required two letters of recommendation, proof of state or government ID, and decide which tuition structure is best for you.

Your journey starts here


Required Textbooks:

  1. ​​Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Manual Therapists 2nd edition​​

    1. Authors: Pat Archer and Lisa Nelson​

  2. Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage

    1. Author: Mark F. Beck​

  3. Trail Guide to the Body 6th edition

    1. Author: Andrew Biel​

  4. Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists

    1. Author Susan Salvo​

  5. The Ethics of Touch 2nd edition

    1. Author: Benjamin PhD & Sohnen-Moe​

PNW Massage Academy Book List

Optional Texts

Business Mastery 4th Edition | Author: Sohnen-Moe

Trail Guide to Movement | Author: Andrew Biel

Trail Guide to the Body Workbook 5th edition | Author: Andrew Biel

Stretching | Author: Bob Anderson

  • You need books #1 and #2 of the required texts for the start of school.

  • Books #3 and #4 are needed by week 8 of the 1st trimester.

  • Book #5 is needed for the start of the 3rd trimester.

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