Tuition & Fees

Students enrolled in the MS-TCVM program should expect to pay, in tuition and fees approximately $19,810 and $2,195.25 for textbooks and supplies, (tax included) totaling $22,005.25. Textbooks can be purchased from the school bookstore or through online or local retailers. However, additional fees may be assessed as laid out below:

A $25 non-refundable fee will apply to all payments of tuition made via wire transfer.

Students who register for a class within 30 days of the start of the semester (after the payment due date has passed), a $50 non-refundable late fee per class will apply.  
Students may be eligible to earn certification in the below modalities, at their own expense, should they choose to do so.  The optional cost of certification once all requirements have been met (more information about the requirements of each can be found on the website at is $150 per certification.  Payment of this fee includes a formal certificate shipped to your preferred address, as well as being listed as certified in the respective modality on the online TCVM Practitioner Directory for client search on the Chi Institute website.  Each additional certificate copy requires a $15 reprint fee. Certifications also have minimum exam score requirements, which may require exam retakes in order to qualify.  The cost per exam retake is between $100 and $150, depending on the exam.  Exam retakes will not affect the student’s score in the respective course.  In certain cases, additional case reports may be accepted as extra credit.  The fee per additional case report review is $50.
a. Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA)
b. Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist (CVCH)
c. Certified Veterinary Tui-na Practitioner (CVTP)
d. Certified Veterinary Food Therapist (CVFT)

Official Transcripts can be requested by the student for $10 per copy. 
Note: All financial obligations to Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine must be met prior to any degree, transcript or certificate being issued.
$25 fee applies to all course withdrawals

If a student withdraws from a course during the drop/add period, the student is responsible for returning the course binder (and lab kit, if applicable) that was shipped to them within 3 weeks from the withdrawal date.  If the materials are not received by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine within 3 weeks, a $25 fee will apply.
Masters Refund Policy

Students choosing to withdraw from the MS-TCVM program must notify the Chi Institute in writing or by email of their intent to withdraw. If the student withdraws before the end of the one week drop/add period the student will be refunded all tuition and fees (excluding the $120 non-refundable application fee). The drop/add period ends one week (seven days) after the start of class. Any supplies or equipment, such as charts, needles and other educational supplies purchased from Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine that are unused may be returned to the institution for that semester and funds will be returned. If the student withdraws after the one week drop/add period, no refund will be issued.

The Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine permits its students to purchase textbooks directly from the publisher with the commensurate discount. The decision, therefore, as to whether a student can obtain refunds for books is dependent on arrangements made at the time of purchase between the student and publisher or book vendor.

Tuition refunds will be made within thirty (30) days from the date that the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine determines that the student has withdrawn. A student will receive a total refund of tuition and fees, less non-refundable fees, if the student cancels his or her enrollment before beginning the semester, cancels his or her executed Enrollment Agreement within five (5) business days of signing the agreement, or withdraws from a course prior to the end of the one week drop/add period. 

Furthermore, tuition and fees will also be refunded in full for the current term under the following circumstances: 

1.        Courses or programs are canceled by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine; 

2.        The student is called to military duty; 

3.        The documented death of the student or member of his or her immediate family (parent, child, spouse or sibling); 

4.        Illness of the student of such severity or duration, as documented in writing by a physician, where completion of the period of enrollment for which the student has been
charged is precluded; 

5.        Exceptional circumstances with approval of the Dean of the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine or official designee. 

Note: All monies, less the $120 non-refundable application fee (admissions fees will not exceed $150 in total), will be refunded if the school does not accept the applicant or if the student cancels within five (5) business days after signing the enrollment agreement and making initial payment.
A sample refund calculation can be found below:
Course tuition is based on the number of credit hours multiplied by the cost per credit hour ($375) plus any applicable lab fees. If a student registers for MS0310 Food Therapy (1.5 Credit hours), tuition would be $562.50 ($375 x 1.5) plus $737.50 in lab fees totaling $1,300 due for the semester. If the student withdraws from the course, after paying tuition and prior to the end of the drop/add period, the student would be due a refund. 
In all cases where a student is due a refund the following calculation is preformed: [(1.5 x375) +applicable lab fees] = refund amount. Based on the provided calculations, the student would be refunded a total of $1300 and the institution would retain $0. 

Cancellation Policy

A student’s notification of cancellation may be conveyed in any manner. A student has five (5) calendar days after signing an enrollment agreement or similar contractual document to cancel enrollment and receive a full refund of all monies paid. 
A student requesting cancellation more than five calendar days after signing an enrollment agreement, but prior to beginning a course or program, is entitled to a refund of all monies paid minus:  
An application/transfer credit evaluation fee of up to $75;  
A one-time registration fee of no more than 20 percent of the tuition and not to exceed more than $200. 
Upon cancellation, a student whose costs for education are paid in full, but not eligible for a refund, is entitled to receive all program materials including kits and equipment.   
Other Expenses and Policies

In-residence Costs
Classes that are listed as hybrids include an on-site component, also known as an “executive week.”  Students must pay for and arrange their own travel and lodging during these on-campus sessions.    

There are numerous hotels in the surrounding area as well as the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine’s recommended lodging facilities. These recommended facilities may be shared with another student for an average estimated rate of $40-$50 per night. Most facilities are within 12 miles of the campus. Lodging recommendations can be found at

The Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine provides snacks and lunch for all of our students during each full class day, but will not be provided on half days, or outside of the scheduled class dates.  We will provide lunch menu options for meat-eaters and vegetarians, but if students have any other dietary restrictions, they are encouraged to bring their own lunches and make use of our pantry, refrigerator and microwave if needed. Other restaurant recommendations can be found at

Payment is due 30 days prior to the start of each semester. If students register within 30 days of the start of the semester, payment will be due upon registration with a $50 late fee applied (per class).  Checks or money orders for all charges should be made payable to Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. MasterCard and American Express cards are also accepted.  Wire transfers are accepted with a $25 fee.

Past Due Accounts
All student accounts are due and payable prior to the commencement of the semester in which the student is enrolled unless the circumstances of the student require other financial arrangements, as approved by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Dean or official designee. Chi Institute regulations prohibit registration, graduation, granting of credit, or release of grades or official transcripts for any student whose account is delinquent. Students who have not cleared all financial obligations with the institute will not be considered in good standing. They will not be cleared for registration or graduation and will not receive grade reports, diplomas, or transcripts at the end of the semester.