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Notice: We are currently making revisions to our tuition. For more information, please contact

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 2018-2019 school year ArborVitae is offering an all-inclusive tuition of $7,300, 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.


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 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.

Tuition is due by the first day of class for each year. 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 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.