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DAcHM & MAcHM Programs

DAcHM & MAcHM Programs

Tuition and Fees (DAcHM & MAcHM)

Tuition & Fees – 2024

Tuition 2024

Doctoral & Master’s of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
DAcHM & MAcHM Dual-Degree Program

Total Program Tuition
(195 units / 3435 hours)
– Academic: 162 units / 2430 hours$310 per 15hr unit
– Clinic: 33.5 units / 1005 hours$620 per 30hr unit

Doctoral & Master’s of Acupuncture
DAc & MAc Dual-Degree Program

 Total Program Tuition
(149 units / 2647.5 hours hours)
– Academic: 121.5 units / 1822.5 hours$310 per 15hr unit
– Clinic: 27.5 units / 825 hours$620 per 60hr unit

Fees – 2024 (All Programs)

    • Audit course- 25% of course tuition
    • 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
    • Make-up exams- Quiz- $25, Midterm$50, Final- $75
    • Challenge Exam- 30% of course tuition
    • Drop course fee after 1st week- $50
    • Installment payment fee- $25
    • Transcript request- $10
    • Application fee- $95; $395 for international applicants

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.

Tuition Payment

Registration occurs three times per year. Students pay for the total number of units they register for each trimester, which is due in full two weeks prior to the beginning of the trimester. For entering students, tuition is due at registration. Five Branches University reserves the right to change tuition and fees as necessary.

Installment Tuition Payment

If you are unable to pay in full at registration, an extended payment plan can be arranged whereby 50% of tuition costs are due two weeks prior to the start of the semester, with the balance due six weeks into the semester. The installment payment fee is $25.

Refund Policy

Students have the right to cancel their contract for enrollment (withdraw from the program) at Five Branches University and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh calendar day after enrollment, whichever is later. To do so they must submit a Withdrawal form to the Registrar’s Office by the stipulated deadline. If they are unable to do so, a letter, e-mail or fax addressed to the Registrar with the Student’s signature stating your cancellation of enrollment will be accepted. If you choose to cancel your contract after five business days have lapsed, a prorated tuition will be refunded based on the unused percentage of class time remaining. You may drop a course after instruction has started and receive a pro-rated refund for the unused portion of tuition, only if you completed 20% or less of the course. Please refer to the student handbook or the Enrollment Agreement for detailed information on the Five Branches refund policy.