Tri-City School of Massage
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Enrollees are required to have a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED) as a prerequisite to entering the class.  There is no age limit.  Students should be financially and mentally stable, have a certain sensitivity, a sense of commitment and a positive attitude.

You do need to be in good physical health in order to administer massage.  The work is strenuous.  It is strongly urged that you see your family doctor and have a physical examination prior to enrolling in school.  Any prospective student with a physical handicap will need to speak with the Director regarding your ability to benefit from the training and/or your ability to do massage.

Non-Discrimination Clause:

We do not discriminate against students or potential students on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

Admission Procedure:
1. Submit a completed application.
2. Submit a $600.00 down payment ($100.00 of which is non-refundable except during the first five days after application).
3. Along with your application, please submit a copy of your high school diploma or GED equivalent.
4. Submit a signed enrollment agreement as required by the Workforce Training and Education Board.  Submit a signed statement attesting that the school did not encourage you to incur excessive debt burdens.  This is done when you come in to pay the balance of your tuition.

For an enrollment application and catalog call the school at 509-586-6434 or email  You may also print your own application by clicking here.  You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your machine to view and print this file.  Mail  the completed application along with your down payment to: Tri-City School of Massage, 26 E 3rd Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336.

Due to the unique nature of our facilities and teaching program, enrollment is limited to 18 students per class.  Thus individual attention is given to each student.  We only offer one class per year, beginning in September.

We accept application on a first come, first serve basis.  Since the classes tend to fill up quickly, the earlier you apply for enrollment, the better your chances of securing a spot in the class.  The Director will send the applicant a letter of acceptance.  If admission is denied, the applicant will receive a letter stating the reasons for non-admission.

Registration Fee $100.00
Tuition 7,400.00
Total $7,500.00
A $600.00 down payment is required with your application ($100.00 of which is the registration fee and is non refundable). The balance of the tuition is due on or before the first day of school.


Additional Expenses:
Beyond the tuition, students need to plan for the following expenses:
Massage table $400-650
3 sets of linens $150-200
6 bath towels $18-24
3 hand towels $6
Bolster $40
Pillow $6
Uniform (class T-Shirt) $20
1 gallon massage oil


First Aid & CPR Class Price Varies
Optional Costs:
Some students like to purchase muscle flash cards as study aids.
Flash Cards $20
Costs After Graduation:
MBLEX Massage Licensing Exam $195
(Acceptable for WA or OR license)
Initial State License Fee $125
(Yearly Renewal Fee $90)
AMTA Active Membership $235
State & Local business licenses costs vary

This school is not sponsored by private funds or by government grants or funds, therefore, if you need financing, you must arrange for your own.

Late Entrance and Leave of Absence:
Due to the structure of our course and the integration of subjects, it is not practical to allow students to begin classes after the first week of class. For the same reason, a leave of absence would not be possible.

Transfer of  Credit:
We do not have a system for giving credit for prior training.  Because of the way our classes are structured, it would not be possible to accommodate requests for transfer of credit.  If someone wishes to have a diplomas from our school, we require that they take the entire course.  A request for transfer from our school will be accommodated if possible.

Withdrawal before the start of the program must be communicated in writing. A student absent for five consecutive classes without notifying the school will be considered withdrawn from the program. The last date of recorded attendance will be considered the termination date.

A student may be dismissed for any of the following reasons
- Failure to fulfill the academic requirements.
- Having three unexcused absences within a one month period.
- Attending classes under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Behaving in any manner that may be harmful to the learning environment or reputation of the school.

Once a student is dismissed for any reason, he or she may seek reinstatement through a personal interview with the Director.

Complaint Procedure:
We have an open door policy regarding complaints or grievances. If a student has an issue he or she wishes to address, we are open to discussion and to peaceful resolution of the issue.

Refund Policy:
An applicant rejected by the school shall be entitled to a refund of all moneys paid. Refunds must be paid within thirty calendar days of the student's official date of termination.

All moneys paid by an applicant will be refunded, if requested in writing within five business days after signing an enrollment agreement or making an initial payment provided the applicant has not commenced training.

After five business days the school may retain an established registration fee equal to ten percent of the total tuition cost, or one hundred dollars, whichever is less.

For a student terminating training during the first week or first ten percent of the course, whichever is less, the tuition charge made by the school shall not exceed ten percent plus the registration fee not to exceed one hundred dollars.

For a student terminating training after completing one week or ten percent of the program, whichever is less, but within the first twenty five percent of the course, the tuition charges made by the school shall not exceed twenty five percent of the contract price of the course plus the registration fee not to exceed one hundred dollars.

For a student terminating training after twenty five percent, but less than fifty percent of the course, the tuition charges made by the school shall not exceed fifty percent of the contract price of the course plus the registration fee of not more than one hundred dollars and, thereafter, the institution may retain one hundred percent of the stated tuition.

In the event the school discontinues instruction in any program after training of students has begun the students enrolled in the discontinued program are entitled to a pro rata refund of all tuition and fees paid, unless comparable training at another school is arranged to the student's satisfaction.

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