Q: How are you all handling the current pandemic?
A: For the safety of our students and staff, all students and staff are required to get a COVID test before the start of each module. All theory classes are held online. For hands-on classes, every student gets their temperature checked before entering the classroom, masks are worn at all times, social distancing is enforced during lecture, and strict sanitation procedures are followed before and after each massage.
Q: Are you a TX state accredited school?
A: Avalon is accredited and licensed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). MS1069
Q: How much is the total tuition?
A: The tuition for our 500hr Licensed Program is between $6,000 - $7,970. The final amount depends on the payment plan selected. See payment plans.
Q: What does tuition cover?
A: The tuition for our 500hr Licensed Program covers the courses. The student is provided with a set of scrubs, a belt holster, pump jar, lotion, and a set of sheets. Student will need to bring their own towels. Textbooks and reading materials will be provided by Avalon.
Q: Do you offer financial aid?
A: We do not currently offer financial aid but we have several payment plans with the lowest being $500/mo for 14 months. We also work with a third-party loan provider, apply for loans here. Work study is also available for our students. If you are a veteran, we accept the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Q: Do you accept the Post-9/11 GI Bill?
A: Yes, Avalon is a military-friendly school. We happily work with Veterans and military spouses to build a successful and flexible career in massage therapy. See more details.
Q: How long is the program?
A: We offer three programs, see all programs here. Our 500hr licensed program takes about 6-8 months to complete. This includes a 4-12 week internship. See 500hr program details.
Q: What time are the classes?
A: Classes are Monday - Friday. Students have the option to attend the day classes from 10am - 2pm or the night classes from 6pm - 10pm. Students may alternate between the two time frames as needed. We also offer make-up office hours for students who are unable to attend a class.
Q: What sets Avalon apart?
A: When you register at Avalon, you get a partner through every step of your massage journey. We have friendly teaching assistants that will help if you fall behind in class or need some extra help. Don’t worry about finding your own clients during internship; we’ll book those for you (other schools require for you to find your own clients). Internship is also done in private rooms as opposed to a classroom setting. During Internship, we also provide our students with a free MBLEx review class, to review all the material to better help you pass the test. We will help you find jobs, teach you how to start your own business, and you can use our facilities to book your own clients.
Q: What if I don't want to do the licensed program?
A: No problem! We offer individual classes that are ideal for casual learners, see class options. We also offer a 170hr program that can be upgraded to the 500hr program should you decide you want to become a Licensed Massage Therapist later.
Q: How do I enroll?
A: To enroll, we just need a $200 deposit (ask about our Early Bird Special). Your first full payment is not due until after the first week of classes. At that time, you may select a payment plan.
Q: I need to renew my massage license. Do you offer CEUs?
A: Yes, please see available CEUs here.
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