Financial Aid for Holistic Health Education

How Can I Afford a Holistic Health Education?

At American College of Healthcare Sciences, we are committed to helping students earn their certificates, diplomas, associates and masters degrees without amassing a burden of debt. As an accredited institution, ACHS offers many funding options including federal financial aid to those who qualify, direct payment options such as monthly payment installment plans, and a wide range of military, employer and other alternative funding options discussed below.

You are encouraged to discuss these options with your admissions advisor following the completion of your ACHS Application.

ACHS is approved for qualifying students to receive funding from:

  • In-house semester and monthly payment installation plans (PIPs)
  • Federal student aid programs (Federal School Code 04194400)
  • Veteran’s benefits
  • Military tuition assistance
  • Employer tuition assistance
  • Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds (ACHS is on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) for Oregon)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation funding
  • ACHS Military Scholarship
  • ACHS Adult Scholarship
  • Americorp Education Award
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program
  • Other grants and scholarships
  • Private student loans (based on borrower eligibility)

Payment Installation Plans (PIPs) – ACHS offers semester and monthly payment installment payment plans. Students pay for the current semester only. Students can pay for each semester’s courses at the time of registration or pay in convenient monthly payments. PIPs are a courtesy extended to help students budget for College without taking on student loan debt. PIPs are simply your semester balance divided by four equal installment payments. There are no fees or additional charges associated with this payment option.

Federal Student Aid – American College of Healthcare Sciences is approved by the US Dept. of Education to participate in Title IV federal student aid programs for qualifying students in eligible programs. View currently eligible programs online here.

Qualifying students may also be able to take advantage of in-school deferment for current student loans and tax credits such as the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit.

Learn more about federal financial aid options at ACHS online here.

Students applying for federal financial aid must meet all eligibility requirements as determined by the U.S. Department of Education. Please visit for eligibility criteria for federal student aid. 

Veteran’s Educational Benefits – ACHS programs are approved for educational assistance benefits for qualified veterans and their dependents under programs administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). For application and enrollment procedures, call toll free at 1-888-442-4551 or visit the VA educational website. Your Admissions Advisor will assist you to complete your forms correctly and enroll using your VA Benefits.

Military Tuition Assistance/Corporate Funding – Tuition Assistance (TA) is available to active duty Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Active Guard Reservists, Army National Guard (military and civilian), U.S. Army Reserves, Air Force Reserve Command, and Air National Guard. Contact your Education Officer for information about TA you may be eligible to receive.

Employer Tuition Assistance – Many corporations offer scholarships and funding for education at accredited institutions. We have students funded by Oregon’s Wild Harvest, Wild Oats, Boeing, Qwest, Verizon, Sprouts, and Mountain Rose Herbs.

Workforce Investment Act – ACHS is approved as an eligible provider under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). WIA is the nation’s principal workforce development program providing funds to address the employment and training needs of dislocated workers, low-income adults and youth. The funding for WIA comes from the Federal Department of Labor. WIA provides support to participants to increase their education, training, employment, and job retention. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of the workforce, reduce dependency, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the nation. You may be eligible for this funding. Contact your local office to apply for WIA educational funding.

Vocational Rehabilitation – ACHS is a qualified institution for vocational rehabilitation in many states. We have worked with Oregon, Colorado, Idaho, Texas, New York, Kansas, and other state vocational funding offices. Your admissions advisor can work with your vocational counselor to have ACHS approved as a vendor in your state if we are not yet in their system. Contact your local agency for more information.

Military Scholarship – ACHS provides a Military Scholarship Program for eligible, active duty military, serving in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserves. Military Veterans and spouses of active duty personnel are also eligible for the ACHS Military Scholarship.

The ACHS Military Scholarship awards tuition assistance in the form of a one-time, $1000 scholarship toward tuition, not to exceed 35% of tuition. For more information and scholarship application materials, please contact Admissions at 800-487-8839.

ACHS Adult Scholarship – ACHS offers 10 scholarships annually for non-traditional adult students that awards a one-time scholarship of up to $1000 toward tuition, not to exceed 35% of tuition. For more information and scholarship application materials, contact Admissions at 800-487-8839.

AmeriCorps Education Award – AmeriCorps Members who choose to take the education award can see instructions on how to use it to pay for ACHS classes.

Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA) – ACHS has worked with TAA-eligible students in several states. Contact your Admissions Advisor for assistance with the application process.

Private Loans – Students may be eligible for private loan programs. Please note a private student loan is not affiliated with Title IV federal student loan programs. Students should check with their financial institution regarding the availability of private education loans and may also check these additional resources provided by the government:

American College of Healthcare Sciences has been an industry leader in holistic health education since 1978. Students may enroll year-round in the college’s Certificate, Diploma or Degree programs. The college is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission and state approved by the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization.

You can also view information about state grants and scholarships.

General Information Regarding Military Education Benefits

If you served on Active Duty, you might be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For example, the Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for educational and housing expenses to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

If you are currently serving in the military, you may be eligible for funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program. Check your eligibility status and the amount for which you qualify with your Service prior to enrolling.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member who is serving on active duty Title 10 orders in the paygrades of E1-E5, O1-O2, or W1-W2, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Department of Defense for education, training, and/or the occupational license and credentials necessary for a portable career.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member, you may be eligible for transfer of the service member’s Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to you.

Net Price Calculator (NPC)

Please visit our Net Price Calculator to get an early estimate of your potential costs to attend American College of Healthcare Sciences. All financial results are an estimate only and are based on the information you will supply; this information cannot be considered an actual award. To be considered for federal or state (if applicable) financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The calculator is not intended for transfer, readmitted, international, graduate or continuing students.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at