How much does the massage therapy program at Spectrum School of Massage (SSM) cost?
Total cost from start to finish is $11,200: $100 for the application fee, $600 for the supplies charge, and $10,500 for tuition with $5,250 due no later than the first day of school. You can pay tuition in full upon acceptance if you’d like, or you can make monthly payments. Please see our Tuition and Fees page for more information regarding the financial department by clicking this button below.
TUITION AND FEES
How much does the esthetics program at SSM cost?
Please see our Esthetics page for current information regarding the esthetics program by clicking this button below.
Does SSM have a payment plan available?
We do have a few options available for those looking for alternative payment options. Half of tuition is due by the first day of school, and then we have a 3 month payment plan of $1,750 a month until Christmas. Our tuition policy states that all tuition payments must be finished and paid in total by the Spectrum School of Massage (SSM) Christmas break.
Does SSM accept FAFSA or the GI bill?
At this time, SSM will be able to accept GI bill funding for the next school year in September 2024. We are currently working on the ability to accept FAFSA and Title IV funding by next school year starting in September 2024. We will announce when this is official on our website and social media platforms.
Are there other funding resources available?
Please see our Scholarships & Funding page for current information regarding other resources that are available by clicking this button below.
SCHOLARSHIPS & FUNDING
Do you have a part-time schedule?
No, there is no part-time or alternative schedule. The current SSM schedule is Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30-12:30, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-4:30 with an hour lunch at 12.
I went to massage school in 2017, but wasn’t able to finish. Can I enroll in only the courses/credits I need to complete my certification and test for my license?
No, we do not accept transfers at this time. When you enroll at SSM, you enroll in the entire program of 750 credit hours.
How do I submit an application?
You can submit an application a few different ways. You must go to the Students tab and select the Application page, and this will bring up an SSM application through our Google Drive. You can:
1. Open the application in Google Docs. Once you open the application in Google Docs, click "FILE" and then "MAKE A COPY" to edit it! DO NOT click "Request Access". After saving your own copy, you can edit the document and put your information in it before emailing it back to us. Please note, if you email in your application you must include a copy of your birth certificate and high school diploma or GED.
2. Print the application from the Application page, fill it out, and mail it to us with a check for the application fee or call us to pay with a debit/credit card over the phone. Please note, if you mail in your application you must include a copy of your birth certificate and high school diploma or GED.
3. Print the application from the Application page, fill it out, and bring it in to us with cash, card, or check payment for the application fee in addition to a copy of your birth certificate, and high school diploma or GED.
Will I get into SSM?
We cannot guarantee anyone will get into any program at Spectrum School of Massage and Esthetics, but you must be at least 17 years of age, be in good enough physical condition to perform and receive massage therapy, and be free of contagious disease to apply. SSM administration will promptly inform you of your acceptance or denial into school after your background check is finished and your reference calls have been completed.
I wasn’t able to enroll in the school year that is currently in session. When will the next one be?
We will have both the massage therapy program and the esthetics program once a year respectively. The massage therapy program begins in September on the first Wednesday after Labor Day, and the esthetics program start date is to be determined at this time.
For any information regarding practicing with a North Dakota license in massage therapy or any other state, please visit https://www.ndbmt.org/regulations/law.asp or click this button below.
ND MASSAGE THERAPY
For any information regarding practicing with a North Dakota as a licensed esthetician or any other state, please visit https://www.ndcosmetology.com/ or click this button below to find their statutes, and rules and regulations.