Cost & Financial Aid
Tuition By Program
Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Tuition is priced at $10,995 for the full program or $3,665 per trimester.
Master of Acupuncture Studies
Tuition for the three-year Master of Acupuncture Studies Degree program is $19,916 annually. There is no part-time option.
Master of Won Buddhist Studies
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.
Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine
Tuition for the two-year Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine program is $8,837 annually. There is no part-time option
Certificate in Won Buddhist Studies
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.
Preparatory Won Buddhist Studies
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.
Flat Rate Tuition
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.
Full-time Registration Fee $150
Part-time Registration Fee $100
Application Fee $75
Re-Admission Application Fee $50
Diploma Processing Fee $100
Late Registration Fee $60
Tuition Deferment Fee $30
Returned Check Charge $25 / check
Transcript Fee $10 / transcript
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.
Federal Student Financial Aid
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:
- Demonstrated financial need.
- Citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Registered with the Selective Service, if required
- Not in default on a loan, or owe a repayment on Title IV aid received at another institution
- Enrolled at least half-time in an eligible program of study
- 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.
Financial Aid Forms
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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.
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 Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Master of Acupuncture Studies and Chinese Herbal Medicine Certificate program. Individuals interested in applying must submit the Institutional Aid Application by August 1.
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 – click below to start!