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DAcHM & MAcHM Programs

DAcHM & MAcHM Programs

Cost and Financial Aid

An Investment in Yourself and Your Career

We understand that furthering your education requires a significant investment of time, energy and resources. And, deciding how to fund your education involves solid information and careful planning. We are committed to helping you explore the financing options available to make the best investment in yourself and your career.

The Financial Aid Office exists to help students efficiently secure the best funding to achieve their degrees. Please refer to Financial Aid for detailed information on the loans and scholarships available.

DTCM/MTCM Dual-Degree Program Tuition

The total tuition for the 3435-hour DTCM/MTCM Program is $70,990.

  • Tuition (162 units) is $310 per academic unit.
  • Tuition (33.5 units / 1005 hours) is $20.67 per hour. 

Tuition for each year is based on enrollment in required courses as indicated by the program. Required books, elective courses, certificate programs, and the Study Abroad program are additional and not included in the total tuition cost. Required books are estimated to cost $1000. For room, board and miscellaneous expenses, students should calculate approximately $2000 per month.

DTCM/MTCM Dual-Degree Program Fees

  • Application fee: $95 (US students); $395 (international students)
  • Malpractice Insurance: $30/Trimester
  • Student Council: $25
  • Student activity fee: $50
  • Herb Sample: $45 (optional)
  • Transfer fee: 15% of current tuition up to a maximum of $500
  • Challenge Exam: 30% of course tuition
  • Drop course fee after 1st week: $50
  • Audit course: 25% of course tuition
  • Make-up exams: Quiz $25, Mid-term $50, Final $75
  • Transcript request: $10
  • Installment fees:
      1. Two installments per term- $25 each
      2. Quarterly installments- $15 per month 
      3. Monthly installments- $15 per month
  • Credit card convenience fee: 1% of payment
  • Late fee: $30 per month

Tuition Payment

Registration occurs three times per year. Students pay for the total number of units they register for each trimester, which is due on the 15th of the first month of the term, and is considered past due on the last day of the first month of the term. If you are unable to pay in full at registration, or prior to the past due date, an extended payment plan can be arranged. Installment fees are charged for this service. 

The assigning of credit for all courses and clinical training occurs only after all financial obligations have been met. Five Branches University reserves the right to change tuition and fees as necessary.

Refund Policy

You have the right to cancel your contract for enrollment (withdraw from the program) and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class, or the seventh calendar day after enrollment, whichever is later. To do so you must submit a Withdrawal Form to the Registrar’s Office by the stipulated deadline. If you are unable to do so, a letter, e-mail or fax addressed to the Registrar with your signature stating cancellation of enrollment will be accepted.

If you choose to cancel your contract after seven business days have lapsed, a prorated tuition will be refunded based on the unused percentage of class time remaining. Please refer to the Student Handbook or Enrollment Agreement for detailed information on the Five Branches University refund policy.