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Tuition by Program

Tuition for the three-year Master of Acupuncture Studies Degree program is $19716 annually. There is no part-time option.
The tuition for the Master of Won Buddhist Studies Degree program is $453 per credit hour. Full-time students are defined as those taking 7.5 credit hours or more. Part-time students are those taking less than 7.5 credit hours.
Tuition for the two-year Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine program is $8,637 annually. There is no part-time option.
The tuition for the Certificate in Won Buddhist Studies program is $453 per credit hour. Full-time students are defined as those taking 7.5 credit hours or more. Part-time students are those taking less than 7.5 credit hours.
The tuition for the Preparatory Won Buddhist Studies program is $283 per credit hour. Full-time students are defined as those taking 7.5 credit hours or more. Part-time students are those taking less than 7.5 credit hours.
Tuition for the Anatomy & Physiology courses offered by the Won Institute is $283 per credit.
Students enrolled in a flat rate tuition program (the Acupuncture Studies and Chinese Herbal Medicine programs) can take up to 1 additional elective course per year in any program available to non-matriculated students, in addition to their required elective, as a part of their flat rate tuition. Any additional electives taken will be charged per credit.
Auditing Students pay 2⁄3 of the regular tuition fee. There is no Registration or Matriculation Fee for auditing students.
Once accepted into one of the master's degree programs, the student will be billed a $150 non-refundable new student matriculation fee. This fee holds a space in the class to which the student has been accepted. This fee will be applied to the registration fee required for the first semester the student is enrolled. Because the matriculation fee is separate from tuition, it must be paid upon acceptance into the program.
Tuition is due the Friday after the last day of the Add/Drop period. All outstanding balance either must be paid, or else a payment plan must be created by this date. Tuition paid after this date will be subject to a fee of 18% of the unpaid balance compounded daily. Outstanding balances over 21 days late may lead to dis-enrollment, subject to review of the Academic Affairs Committee.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own books and supplies for their program. More information about estimated costs for books and supplies can be obtained from the Enrollment Management Department.

The Won Institute offers financial aid in the form of internal scholarships and Federal Financial Aid. Institute scholarship programs include the Song Eun Scholarship, Song Dok Scholarship, Gukjeong Scholarship and Institutional Aid Scholarship.

Financial Aid

Song Eun Scholarship Fund

The Won Institute offers the Song Eun Scholarship Fund, which is designed to help cover the tuition of any part or full-time Won Buddhist Studies or Applied Meditation Studies student. Certificate students are not eligible for the Song Eun Scholarship unless they are full-time students (taking 7.5 or more credits). Individuals interested in applying must submit the Scholarship Application by August 15 for the fall term and December 15 for the spring term.

Song Dok Scholarship Fund

The Song Dok Scholarship is specifically designed for current Won Buddhist ministers who wish to enroll in Won Institute courses and for American students who are enrolled in the Preparatory Won Buddhist Studies program and intend to matriculate into the Won Buddhist Studies program. These funds are available to help cover the tuition of both part and full-time students. Individuals interested in applying must submit the Scholarship Application by August 15 for the fall term and December 15 for the spring term.

Gukjeong Scholarship

Gukjeong Scholarship: This scholarship is designed to provide assistance to Won Buddhist ministers and Won Buddhist lay members wishing to further develop their professional skills by pursuing a Certificate in Buddhist Pastoral Care. Individuals interested in applying must submit the Scholarship Application

Institutional Aid Scholarship

The Institutional Aid Scholarship is a merit and need-based scholarship awarded to select members of the incoming class of students in the Acupuncture Studies and Chinese Herbal Medicine Certificate program. Individuals interested in applying must submit the Institutional Aid Application by August 1.

External Scholarships - all programs!

A list of possible places to search for scholarships compiled by staff, students, and informational mailings to the Institute. By no means comprehensive -  good luck with your search - start here!
The Won Institute meets the criteria for participation in the Federal Student Financial Aid program. To qualify for assistance students must meet the following basic eligibility requirements: 1. Demonstrated financial need 2. Citizen or eligible non-citizen 3. Registered with the Selective Service, if required 4. Not in default on a loan, or owe a repayment on Title IV aid received at another institution 5. Enrolled at least half-time in an eligible program of study 6. Maintain satisfactory academic progress The first step is to complete an application for financial aid (FASFA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov, or at https://studentloans.gov The school code for the Won Institute is G39493. The FAFSA should be completed online at least one month prior to the start of classes, but may be completed as early as possible. Additional information about completing the FAFSA is available from the Department of Education. As a graduate school, Won Institute students are eligible for is a Direct Loan or a Direct Graduate Plus Loan. Information about these loans and how they differ is available from the Department of Education. Currently the upper limit of the Direct Loan is $20,500 and the interest rate is 6%. The upper limit of the Direct Graduate Plus Loan depends on the cost of attendance of a student's program and the interest rate as of 2017-18 is 7%.
The Won Institute is approved for veteran's educational benefits. For more information on this process, please contact our Financial Aid Office.

General fees

Full-time Registration Fee $150
Part-time Registration Fee $100
Part-time Summer Registration Fee $60
Application Fee $75
Re-Admission Application Fee $50
Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee $75
Diploma Processing Fee $100
Late Registration Fee $60
Tuition Deferment Fee $30
Returned Check Charge $25 / check
Transcript Fee $10 / transcript
Intensive Meditation Fee (AMS) TBD by location
Credit Award Fee $200 / credit
Challenge Exam Fee $75 per exam
Malpractice Insurance* $180 / year
Exam Make-Up Fee $50

* Malpractice insurance is required for second and third year Acupuncture Studies students, Won Buddhist Studies students participating in a practicum course, and Chinese Herbal Medicine students who do not have their own malpractice insurance.

 

Financial Aid forms

Financial Aid Request Form

Financial Aid Step by Step

* Malpractice insurance is required for second and third year Acupuncture Studies students, Won Buddhist Studies students participating in a practicum course, and Chinese Herbal Medicine students who do not have their own malpractice insurance.

Contact Us

Financial Aid Office
(215)-884-8942
Fax: 215-884-9002
financial.aid@woninstitute.edu

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