Student Financial Aid Information
Paying for Your Education at Zion Massage College
At Zion Massage College we care deeply about our students and are committed to supporting you in finding effective solutions to provide for your educational needs. The Admissions and Financial Aid staff at Zion Massage College can be reached at 435-359-9825.
Federal Student Aid:
Any student interested in applying for federal financial assistance must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Zion Massage College may provide the student with information and estimates on federal, state, or other financial aid, which the student may apply and qualify for. However, it is important to note that federal, state and other authorities, and not schools, determine the student’s eligibility status and amounts of financial aid, which the student is entitled to receive. Please contact ZMC’s financial aid office for additional information.
Federal financial assistance is available to those who qualify in the forms of Direct Stafford Loans and/or Pell Grants. For those who qualify, Grants, such as the Federal Pell Grant, do not have to be paid back. Grants are based on financial need. Please be aware that, unlike Grants, loans must be paid back.
Depending on the type of loan (subsidized or unsubsidized) you may or may not have a grace period on the interest. To find out if you qualify for Direct Loans or the Federal Pell Grant, fill out the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at FAFSA.ed.gov.
General eligibility requirements for FAFSA state that a student must:
- Be enrolled/accepted in a program leading to a degree, certificate or diploma
- Be enrolled at least half-time –
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Maintain standard academic progress/good academic standing
- Not be in default on any federally insured student loan (such as Stafford, Perkins), at any college
- Not owe a repayment of any federal or state grant at any college
- Register with the Selective Service (if required)
- Provide evidence of financial need
- Sign a statement of Educational Purpose
ZMC Payment Plan:
Tuition payments may be made via cash, check, money order or credit card.
Zion Massage College offers students a no interest/no fee payment plan for students that prefer to pay in installments. Standard and individualized plans are both available and carry no additional fees or interest. We are committed to helping you to obtain a debt free education and a viable career. Please contact one of ZMC’s Admissions or Financial Aid Counselors for information. You can reach a Financial Aid Counselor at 435-359-9825.
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR) Funding:
Veteran’s Administration/GI Bill® Benefits:
Zion Massage College is approved for the training of veterans and other eligible persons by the Utah Division of Veteran’s Affairs. If a prospective student is a veteran, active National Guard of Reservist, spouse or child of a deceased or 100% disabled veteran, they may qualify for benefits through the Veteran’s Administration GI Bill®. Please contact one of ZMC’s Admissions or Financial Aid Counselors for information. You can reach a Financial Aid Counselor at 435-359-9825. For those that qualify, applications can be submitted at https://www.vets.gov/education/apply/ . To speak directly with the Regional Office for the Utah U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs call 1-800-827-1000.
“GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).”
Tuition Discount Awards:
Zion Massage College awards one to two tuition discounts per cohort of up to $1,000 to to individuals that demonstrate financial need. To apply for a tuition discount, please submit a one to two-page essay via email and addressed to the ZMC Program Advisory Committee (sent to [email protected]).
The essay should address the following three questions: 1. Why do you want to become a licensed massage therapist? 2. How do you plan to use your education in massage therapy? 3. How will the tuition discount help you?
Tuition Discount Award Essays are reviewed and determined by ZMC’s Program Advisory Committee.
Additional Forms of Financial Aid/Financing, which you may qualify for include:
Commission for the Blind
Local Church or Civic Organizations
State and/or Federal Training Organizations
Please contact one of ZMC’s Admissions or Financial Aid Counselors for information. You can reach a Financial Aid Counselor at 435-359-9825.
Federal Student Loan Entrance and Exit Counseling
All ZMC students that participate in the Federal Student Loan program must complete entrance counseling before the first disbursement of your loan can be received and applied to your tuition account. Entrance counseling is important in helping you to understand the responsibilities and obligations involved in receiving a loan.
To access and complete entrance counseling online:
- Visit: www.studentloans.gov
- Select: “Complete Counseling” tab
- Select: “Entrance Counseling”
- Select: Zion Massage College as the school that you are attending (School code 042753)
- Indicate that you are an Undergraduate student.
Before leaving ZMC, students must complete online loan exit counseling. This counseling will help you to fully understand your rights and obligations involved in being the recipient of a Federal Student Loan.
To access and complete exit counseling online:
- Visit: www.studentloans.gov
- Log in using your verified FSA ID
- Complete the Exit Counseling session
- Please save a copy of the exit counseling information in your records
- To access lender information and loan amounts, visit the National Student Loan Data System at www.nslds.ed.gov