Massage Schools - Florida - Schedule / Investment - Florida School of Massage

Schedule / Investment

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Six months to a fulfilling career in massage. Our 26-week Therapeutic Massage and Hydrotherapy Program intensive is offered three times per year with classes beginning January, May and October. Classes are scheduled from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  For those whose lives preclude being able to attend the full daytime schedule, FSM offers a year-long Night Program option starting every July. Night classes are scheduled from 6:15 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with approximately one Saturday per month from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Electives, student clinic, and required massages are scheduled after these class hours.

Tuition, fees, and all dates are subject to change. Please contact the school to confirm cost and dates. 


2018 – 2019
Day Program Dates

January 24 – July 20, 2018

 May 16 – November 9, 2018

October 3, 2018 – March 29,2019


2017 – 2018  Night Program 

Begins September 8, 2017



Your Educational Investment

If you are like many students, the financial investment in your education may be your first consideration. We are here to help you create a plan that will turn your dream into an affordable reality. Our knowledgeable and experienced financial aid staff will guide you and help make your financing application process as smooth as possible.

Financial Assistance Opportunities: 

Title IV Code of Conduct (follow link)

The Florida School of Massage is accredited by COMTA (the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation) and is qualified to participate in the Title IV Federal Financial Aid programs.

FSM students may qualify for the following assistance opportunities:

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Stafford Loans
  • Federal PLUS Loans (for parents of dependent students)
  • Florida Pre-Paid Tuition Program
  • Massage School Scholarships
  • Americorps Grants
  • Workforce Investment Act Grants
  • FSM Workstudy
  • FSM Payment Plans
  • Veterans Educational Benefits (GI Bill)
  • Florida Department of Blind Services
  • Florida Department of Vocational Rehabilitation

     Scholarship Application

     Financial Aid Net Price Calculator – Tool to estimate net price of attending school after grants and scholarships.

Your process for enrolling in massage school and applying for Financial Aid:

  1. Request information and we will contact you to help you begin exploring the process of financing your education.
  2. Schedule a tour and initial interview with our admissions staff.
  3. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) found at Our school code is 041299.
  4. Complete and submit a massage school program application.
  5. Complete an online financial aid interview at our virtual financial aid office.

Educational Investment:

Program Dates


January 2017 – July 2017


May 2017 – November 2017


July 2017 – July 2018 (Night)


October 2017 – March 2018


January 2018 – July 2018


Tuition investment includes:

  • All required books
  • Course manuals
  • A special supply starter package
  • ABMP Exam Coach
  • Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam Fee (MBLEx)

Additional costs not covered in tuition:

  • Massage table (not required) – $500-$700.
  • Florida Board of Massage Therapy licensure fee – $155.
  • Livescan background check – $80.
  • A student’s personal living expenses.
  • Optional electives and workshops.
  • Any administrative fees associated with a student’s non-compliance with school attendance policies.
  • Service charges or late payment fees associated with a student’s payment plan agreement.
  • Tutoring fees.
  • Other State licensing fees.