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ArborVitae seeks to offer the highest quality herbal education taught by masterful herbalists and health practitioners, and to offer that training at a reasonable fee.

To this end, for the 2017-2018 school year ArborVitae is offering an all-inclusive tuition of $6,800, rather than charge individually for classes and program fees. The tuition covers over 367 hours of classroom hours plus an additional 46 hours of extra Q&A (413 hours total) and is inclusive of study materials, further educational hours (such as personal and group mentorship and special events), along with other opportunities and services.

Early Bird Discount available to 1st & 2nd yr full-time students through June 15th!*

*Early Bird Discount appears as “Sale!” when checking out.


Please make your $500 deposit to secure your place in the program.

Students can pay for the program fee by credit card or Paypal. Or, if you’d like to pay by check, notify us by email and we will forward you the mailing address.

Please note that, if you’re accepted into the program, your deposit is non-refundable.

Tuition Amount

Full-Time Annual Tuition: $6,800 (Discounted early-bird tuition only available for 1st & 2nd year students)

*Full-time is one weekday per week, and one weekend per month.

Pay Tuition

Please be sure you have received your acceptance email before paying your tuition.
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Year 1: Pay your entire Full-Time Tuition, minus deposit – PAY NOW.

Year 2: Pay your entire Full-Time Tuition, minus deposit – PAY NOW.

Year 3: Pay your entire Full-Time Tuition, minus deposit – PAY NOW.

Payment Plans:

ArborVitae is committed to working with students to develop payment plans that are appropriate to their income level. A number of options are available and we are open to developing personalized plans as well.

When you sign up for your payment plan, you make your first payment and subsequent payments are based on that date. For example, if you sign up for Mugwort Monthly on May 3rd, your next payment will go through on June 3rd; if you sign up for Mugwort Monthly on September 1st, your next payment will go through on October 1st. Please contact if you have questions.

To sign up for a payment plan, you must fill out our Payment Plan Agreement Form and send it in. Then click the appropriate link below that has your year in the plan description to subscribe. 

Current Plans are as Follows:


Clover Plan: Tuition is divided into four payments and charged every other month; so if your first payment is made in September, your next payment will be due in November. (Year 1, Year 2Year 3)

Artemisia vulgaris (Central ParkMugwort Monthly: Tuition is divided into eight monthly payments.
(Year 1, Year 2Year 3)


Calendula officinalisCalendula Plan: Tuition is divided into twelve monthly payments. This payment option is only available to choose until June 1st.
(Year 1, Year 2Year 3)

Impatiens Plan: Tuition is divided into fifteen monthly payments. Great for those who want to get a head start on paying their tuition! This payment option is only available to choose until March 1st.
(Year 1, Year 2Year 3)

Please contact with any questions.

We are glad to provide the necessary papers for any scholarships / grants a prospective student may have access to. Currently, ArborVitae is not able to offer scholarships. There are 1-2 work study positions available for class coordinator(s) for each class that include tuition discounts, and there may also be some other work study options for particular services.

Student ID

Students will need to purchase a Tristate College of Acupuncture Student ID. This ID will enable them to receive student discounts where available, including special discounts available to ArborVitae students at herb and other natural health stores.

After paying for your ID, please email us at with a 4-digit pin number of your choice and a photograph to be used for the ID. Photograph should have a neutral background and be a headshot where the student is facing forward with head and eyes uncovered.

Additional Fees:

While study materials are provided through the tuition fees, each class year has additional reference and study books that students will need to purchase. In the future ArborVitae may also have many of these books available on loan.

Personal herbal supplies and travel for field trips are not included in the tuition.

Should students need to make additional payments to the school for any reason, they may choose to pay us via PayPal by going to PayPal.Me/ArborVitae (clicking on the Miscellaneous Payments button on the right will also take you to our PayPal.Me page). Payments can also be sent directly to the school’s Paypal account, the associated address for which is
Misc Payment

Privacy Policy: ArborVitae, LLC. will never share any of your personal, financial data we collect with any third parties unless required by law, including, but not limited to, bank account information and credit card information. Contact information (typically, but not limited to, email addresses) is not shared with third parties except for when it is necessary for student benefits and classes, such as United Plant Savers memberships, student ID’s with TriState, and visiting instructors.