Financial Aid Information
Body Therapy Institute has been granted eligibility by the US Department of Education to participate in FEDERAL STUDENT AID programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act. These aid programs include:
- Pell Grants
- Stafford (Direct) Loans
- PLUS Loans (Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students)
VETERANS BENEFITS: BTI is approved for the enrollment of persons eligible for education assistance benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Active and retired military, as well as spouses and dependents, may be eligible for benefits under the G.I. Bill. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this during your initial financial aid meeting.
TAX CREDITS for qualified educational expenses:
There are two different tax credits offered by the Internal Revenue Service that can help you offset the costs of the Massage Therapy Diploma Program at BTI by reducing the amount of your income tax up to $2,500. Click here for information.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.
There is a four-step process to determine your eligibility, and to find out the exact amount of financial aid you can receive:
Step One: Meet with BTI’s Financial Aid Officer
After completing the Free Campus Tour/ Interview and submitting an Application for Admission, you’ll schedule a meeting to create a personalized financial plan for your training at BTI. Our Financial Aid Department is here to work with you to find the best options available, based on your individual situation.
Step Two: FAFSA
Your next step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Either with the assistance of our our Financial Aid Officer, or on your own, you’ll go online to the US Department of Education website: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
At the beginning of this process, you’ll create a login for yourself and enter the Federal School Code for BTI: 041728. To fill out the FAFSA, you will need certain financial information. Click here to see the list of required documents.
Parents of dependent students 18-24 years old may apply for a PLUS Loan. These fixed-rate loans are based on credit worthiness of the parents, and the loan can be issued for the full amount of BTI’s Cost of Attendance. Information and applications are found at: http://studentloans.gov.
Step Three: VFAO
After completing the FAFSA, you’ll proceed to another online process with the BTI Virtual Financial Aid Office: https://bti.vfao.com
BTI uses this system to automate the processing of all financial aid applications, and to allow the school to determine the exact amount of Federal Student Aid you’ll be eligible to receive.
Step Four: Supplementary Financing
If the amount of your Federal Student Aid award is less than the Total Program Cost, you will have an opportunity to discuss how you will finance this balance during your admissions interview.
- Students utilize a variety of sources, including savings, low-interest credit cards, home equity lines of credit, family loans, retirement plans, etc.
- If you are credit worthy, or have a credit worthy co-borrower, you may apply for a BTI Installment Loan. These loans are issued at the discretion of the school, and repayment options will be discussed during your financial aid planning session.
- Application fees and interest are added to monthly loan payments. BTI Installment Loans are serviced by a third-party company.
For additional information or assistance, contact the BTI Admissions Department at
919-663-3111 ext.11, or email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Net Price Calculator
At the Body Therapy Institute, it’s important that you feel comfortable and well-informed. We respect our potential students and want you to have a clear picture of what it will realistically cost to attend school and train for a rewarding new career.
The Net Price Calculator is designed to help you get a meaningful estimate of total, out-of-pocket costs, based on your particular financial circumstances and anticipated aid.
How It Works
The calculator first factors cost of attendance including tuition and fees, room and board, books/supplies, transportation and personal expenses. Using Financial Data you enter, the calculator then estimates the amount that you/your family would be expected to contribute to pay school expenses. Finally, the calculator evaluates your eligibility for Financial Aid (need-based) by matching your financial and determine financial aid awards.
To complete the calculator you will need to answer some basic questions about you/your family’s financial situation. It may be helpful to have recent tax forms and pay stubs/income statements on hand before you begin.
Please Note: Results from this tool are only an estimate of financial aid eligibility. The accuracy of estimated awards is based on information provided and on the assumption that the student will complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Future costs and financial aid estimates are subject to change. Final eligibility for federal and state financial aid is determined by the U.S. Department of Education. Actual financial aid awards, if approved, may differ from this estimated figure.