Notice: We’ve made some changes to our tuition for the 2018-2019 year. If the information on this page isn’t clear, please contact [email protected] with any questions.
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, rather than charge individually for classes and program fees, for the 2018-2019 school year ArborVitae is offering a tuition of $7,300. 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.
Please make your $750 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.
Full-Time Annual Tuition for 2018-2019: $7,300 (Discounted early-bird tuition only available for 1st year students)
*Full-time is one weekday per week, and one weekend per month.
Within two weeks of acceptance into the program, either tuition needs to be paid or a TAF must be completed and returned to us. If needed, no-interest payments plans are available and must be approved in advance. To request a payment plan, please complete the PPAF and submit with your application.
Please contact [email protected] 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.
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 [email protected] if you have questions.
To sign up for a payment plan, you must fill out our Payment Plan Agreement Form and send it in. Once both your Deposit and your Payment Plan Agreement Form have been received, you will be emailed the link to sign up for your chosen plan.
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.
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.
Please be sure you have received your acceptance email before paying your tuition.
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.
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 [email protected] 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.
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.