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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Are you a TX state accredited school?
A: Yes, 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. One student per module is awarded the Dr. Sophie Rydin scholarship.  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 two programs, see all programs here. Our 500 hour licensing 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. Avalon is the only massage school in Houston to offer 2 class times for every class.  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.
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: What can I expect during my clinic internship?
A: After completing 450 hours of academics, students will complete the remaining 50 hours required for licensure working in our clinic. Students will prepare for their career in massage therapy by working on Avalon's clients in a safe, supervised environment.  Like most spas, our treatment rooms feature hydraulic tables, table warmers and customizable lighting/temperature. Students may incorporate additional techniques for which they have been certified such as cupping, aromatherapy, or hot stones.  Avalon's clinic has the highest Google rating in Houston for student massages!
Q: Do you have online classes?
A: To allow for more flexibility with your schedule, some of the required Theory courses for licensure will meet online, such as Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) or Pathology. We also offer weekly MBLEx Review courses to prepare students for the licensing exam.  All hands-on content, exams and CEU classes are in-person.
Q: How does Avalon help with job placement?
A: Our career services director mentors our students throughout the program to ensure that their goals for their future career are being met. Every student will attend a Job Fair where national franchises and businesses from the Greater Houston Area will introduce themselves and recruit future employees.  Alumni are welcome to join this networking opportunity (offered three times a year) at any point in their career.  Avalon students and alumni will be given access to a Discord channel, where job postings and networking opportunities are regularly updated. Additionally, all alumni can contact Avalon for help with job placement after licensure. We value your continued success.
Q: How does Avalon handle COVID?
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, masks are optional, and strict sanitation procedures are followed before and after each massage.

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