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:

1. A $25 non-refundable fee will apply to all payments of tuition made via wire transfer.
2. 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.
3. 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 www.tcvm. com) 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)

4. Official Transcripts can be requested by the student for $10 per copy.
5. 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 non-refundable
    $25 fee will apply.
    Note: All financial obligations to Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine must be met prior to any
    degree, transcript or certificate being issued.

A student’s notification of cancellation may be conveyed in any manner. A student has five (5) business days after signing an enrollment agreement or similar contractual document to cancel enrollment and receive a full refund of all monies paid.

Master's Refund Policy

Students choosing to withdraw from the MS-TCVM program must notify the Chi Institute in any manner 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 for that semester.

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 within 30 days of purchase 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 30 days of the date of termination of a students’ enrollment or receipt of Cancellation Notice from student. Termination Date: In calculating the refund due to a student the last date of actual attendance by the student is used in the calculation unless earlier written notice is received. A student will receive a total refund of tuition and fees if the student cancels his or her enrollment before beginning the semester, 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: 

  • Courses or programs are canceled by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine;
  • The student is called to military duty;
  • The documented death of the student or member of his or her immediate family (parent, child, spouse or sibling);
  • 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;

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

Note: All monies 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 performed: [(credit hour x cost per credit hour) +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.