Investment and Easy Funding Programs

Financing Your Education


Creative Financing

The Berkana apprenticeship style education is designed to be affordable and fair. The Institute is committed to staying small while consistently providing an excellent experience. Due to the course acceleration, students who participate in the intensive program get out into the field earning as Licensed Massage Therapists twice as fast as most other massage therapy certification programs. This may be an important consideration as you determine how you will finance your massage therapy education.

Tuition, Fees, + payment plans

2024 Tuition + Fees

Application Fee – $200.00

Text Book and Materials/Lab Fee $1,250.00

Two Required Instructor Sessions $170.00

2024 Tuition – 600-Hour Massage Therapy Certification Program – $14,800.00

Tuition includes:

   ♦ 600+-Hour Hybrid Massage Therapy Certification Program
   ♦ Cadaver Lab with Bev Boyer
   ♦ Specialized Musculoskeletal Sculpture Class
   ♦ AMTA and AMBP Student Memberships with Liability Insurance
   ♦ 5 sets of student linens and blankets
   ♦ Use of the school equipment and consumables
   ♦ Graduation Celebration
   ♦ Continual Mentorship during the program and post-graduation
   ♦ Daily Massage exchanges with student peers
   ♦ Extensive Business Development Program
   ♦ Exclusive Training in the Berkana Mindful Approach to Bodywork
   ♦ Board and Licensure  Preparations to get you into the Field ASAP!
   ♦ Job Opportunity Board - Berkana Alumni Network upon graduation
   ♦ Training in 10 modalities-specialty in Integrative Massage Therapy



Students who register for electives at orientation save 10%.

  • 15-Hour Hot Rocks Massage - $325.00
  • 15-Hour Chair Massage for Marketing - $300.00
  • 7.5 Hour Basic Cupping for Manual Therapists - $200.00
  • 5-Hour Clinic Management - $125.00
  • 24 Hour Cranial Sacral Fascial Release -  $575.00
  • 66.5 Hour Complete Elective Package - $1,275.00 Save $250.00

Payment Plans - NEW!

All students are eligible for the following payment plans with no credit check or interest. 

1.  FULL PAYMENT UP FRONT: Students who pay 100% of all tuition and fees to secure enrollment receive the Basic Cupping for Manual Therapists elective for free!

2.  QUARTERLY PAYMENT PLAN: Students put down 25% of all tuition and fees to secure enrollment and then pay three equal payments due at the end of the first, second, and third quarters.

3. 100% LENDER: We have partnered with Meritize to provide our students with financing options to fund your education. Check your loan options in minutes without impacting your credit score at Meritize Apply

*Berkana Institute does not endorse a particular lender, nor is it affiliated with Meritize Financial, Inc. ("Meritize").Meritize Lending, LLC, NMLS ID 1661035 (NMLS Consumer Access Meritize Financial, Inc. NMLS ID 1986399 (NMLS Consumer Access Terms and Conditions apply. Meritize branded loan products are educational loans issued by Meritize Lending, LLC**. Meritize reserves the right to modify or discontinue products and benefits at any time without notice. To qualify, a borrower must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or hold an Employment Authorization Document and meet Meritize’s underwriting requirements. If approved for a loan the actual loan amount, term, payment, and APR amount of loan that a customer qualifies for may vary based on credit determination, state law and other factors. Meritize does not warrant or guarantee any claims made herein, including, but not limited to, gaining admission to a program, concerning the quality or financial strength of any educational institution, securing funding or obtaining employment. Our final loan offer may differ as a result of the school chosen and the associated cost of tuition. Not all schools are eligible for funding. Meritize does not offer educational loans in the following states: IN, ME, NV, VT, WI, PR. All rights reserved.
**For residents of SC, loan is made by Meritize Financial, Inc.
*Variable rates are subject to change.
The information on this document is the most up to date as of April 1, 2023. Please see Meritize website for additional details


Standard Tuition Discounts

Early Enrollment Discount – Apply, and enroll with a 25% payment 90 days in advance of the program, and receive a $1,000 Discount! Students utilizing the 18 and 24-month long-term payment plans are ineligible. 

Free Elective - Students who pay their entire tuition balance before the program start date receive the Cupping Elective for Free! ($200.00 value)

Veterans Discount - automatically receive a $1,000 discount if you are a veteran.

Single Parents - of children under 6 receive a $1,000 discount.

Out of Region - Students who move to the region from out of state to attend receive a $1,000 Relocation Subsidy

Commute - Students who commute from at least 25 miles each way are eligible to receive a $1,000.00 Commuting Subsidy.

Maximum Discounts Available: Discounts cannot exceed $2,000 in any combination.

Other Expenses to Consider:

Students must wash five sets of provided linens regularly.

Students are required to receive a Hydrotherapy Treatment before Hydrotherapy Workshop – $0 – $130

Upon Graduation, Students should be prepared for start-up expenses such as equipment, licensure, and Insurance.

The Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy has discount programs with Massage Table Manufacturers but does not provide a massage table or chair.

Students must be able to maintain their lifestyle within reasonable means throughout the program. 

Normal School Supplies are Required.

Students must have a laptop or tablet and be able to print some homework assignments at home. 

Additional Equipment is required for some electives. 


Financial Options
The Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy is an elite program committed to providing the very best educational resources to a select group of dedicated students.
We only accept 16 students per class in order to be able to offer each student individualized attention, giving them the very best opportunity to succeed. The school is not able to provide U.S. Government Federal Financial Aid programs; however, easy payment plans are available to every student at the Institute.
We are approved by the Colorado Workforce and we do accept the GI Bill! If you wish to use your benefits for this education, please apply as far in advance as possible so we have time to process your funding. 
Other options prospective students may consider include: personal loans, bank loans and credit card loans. 
Personal Loan Lenders Here is a list of commonly used alternative funding sources to help you finance your education.
SoFi | Good to Excellent Credit
Prosper | Good to Excellent Credit
Lending Club |Good to Excellent Credit
Light Stream |Good to Excellent Credit
Discover Personal Loans | Good to Excellent Credit
Upstart | Good to Excellent Credit
FreedomPlus | Fair to Good Credit
Lending Point | Fair to Good Credit
Best Egg | Fair to Good Credit
Avant | Poor to Good Credit
OneMain Financial | Poor to Good Credit
Lendmark Financial | Poor to Good Credit



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