Tuition & Fees

Tuition By Program

See Consumer Information page for detailed information on cost of attendance and student outcomes.

Doctor of Acupuncture

The tuition for students taking the four-year Doctor of Acupuncture Program is $20,916 per year for the first 3 years of the program, and $10,995 for the final year.

Doctor of Acupuncture Program Completion Track

Tuition is priced at $10,995 for the 1-year Doctor of Acupuncture Program Completion Track.

Year 1
  • Tuition – $10,995
  • Fee – $750
  • Textbooks – $750

Master of Acupuncture Studies

Tuition for the three-year Master of Acupuncture Studies Degree program is $20,916 annually. There is no part-time option.

Year 1
  • Tuition – $20,916
  • Fee – $550
  • Textbooks – $1,000
Year 2
  • Tuition – $20,916
  • Fees/Insurance – $650
  • Textbooks – $500
  • Clean Needle Technique exam – $150
  • CPR Certification – $60
  • Clinic Supplies – $350
Year 3
  • Tuition – $20,916
  • Fees/Insurance – $750
  • Textbooks – $300
  • Clinical supplies – $300

Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine

Tuition for the two-year Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine program is $9,837 annually. There is no part-time option.

Year 1
  • Tuition – $9,837
  • Fee – $550
  • Textbooks – $500
  • Herbal ID Kit – $200
  • Malpractice Insurance* – $30
Year 2
  • Tuition – $9,837
  • Fees/Insurance – $550
  • Textbooks – $150
  • Malpractice Insurance* – $20
Total Licensure Cost (Pennsylvania)
  • Approximate Cost of Licensure – $855
  • Chinese Herbology Certification – $425
  • Application Fee – $300
  • Chinese Herbology Module Exam Fee – $300
  • Diplomate Conversion Fee – $100
  • PA Conversion Fee – $30

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.

The tuition for Preparatory Won Buddhist Studies courses is $283 per credit hour.

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.

The tuition for Preparatory Won Buddhist Studies courses is $283 per credit hour.

Flat Rate Tuition

Students enrolled in a flat rate tuition program (the Acupuncture Studies and Chinese Herbal Medicine programs) can take up to one additional WBS or CC course per year, in addition to their required elective, as a part of their flat rate tuition. Any additional electives taken will be charged per credit.

Auditing Student

Auditing Students pay 2⁄3 of the regular tuition fee.

General Fees

Full-time Registration Fee $150
Part-time Registration Fee $100
Application Fee $75-$100
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* $100 / year
Exam Make-Up Fee $50
Technology Fee $100/term
Lab Fee – AcS $50/term

* 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 AAC malpractice insurance.

I chose the Won for the small class size, the community feel and the meditation component is wonderful!
Margaret Haff
ACS Class of 2016