Tuition and Costs

At Washington Spa Academy, we understand that a standard tuition payment plan may not be financially sound for every student. That is why we are committed to make tuition payments as easy as possible by working with students to develop personalized plans tailor to their individual needs. Tuitions and costs are outlined here, as well as flexible payment options, including our newest Partnership with Meritize*.

What is Meritize?

WSA has teamed up with the Meritize platform* to offer our Massage student’s a unique financing option. Meritize works with students, educators, and employers to help people excel in skills-based careers.

Meritize knows you are more than your credit score, and that is why they look at your past achievements to potentially enhance your loan options.

A few reasons why the Meritize Platform is a great option for students include:

Fixed and variable interest rates available** Flexible payment options, including deferring full principal and interest payments until 3 months after you complete your training

• Customer support available 6 days a week

• 0.25% interest rate deduction if you sign up for autopay***Checking your loan options with Meritize has never been easier. You can fill out a short application to check your loan options without impacting your credit score.

If loan options are available to you, Meritize will request your merit information to finalize your application. This could be in the form of:

• Academic Experience (Official or unofficial transcript or HSE certification)• Military Experience (DD214)

Want to learn more? 

Check out their FAQ page here: https://www.meritize.com/students/faq/ or give them a call at 833-MERIT-4-U.

Ready to see if you qualify? 

Check your options here: https://apply.meritize.com/ 




Tuition and Costs

Massage Licensing Program (eligible for Meritize financing) & Bilingual Massage Licensing Program

  • Registration: $100 (non-refundable after five business days)
  • Tuition: $13,400
  • Total: $13,500
  • Additional costs of books and supplies (Student Kit includes Textbooks, supplies for Massage Program):
      • Massage Student Kit $580 
    • New Table (not required for program): Approximate $500
    • Used Table (not required for program): Approximate $200 

Esthetics Program (not yet eligible for Meritize financing)

  • Registration: $100 (non-refundable after five business days)
  • Tuition: $12,400
  • Total: $12,500
  • Additional costs of books and supplies (approximate):
    • Student Kit: $1500 
    • STUDENT KIT INCLUDED FOR THE JANUARY 23rd 2023 COHORT

Reflexology Program (not yet eligible for Meritize financing)

  • Registration: $100 (non-refundable after five business days)
  • Tuition: $3,650
  • Total: $3,750
  • Text books: $100

Transfer Program

  • Initial Transcript Evaluation Fee: $95 *Transfer Credential Assessment
  • Transfer Program Tuition: $850 (-$95 Admin Fee) 
    • If no additional education hours are required
    • If additional hours are required, add $22 per hour to Transfer Tuition.

Note:  Payments made with a Debit or Credit Card are subject to a 3% Transaction Fee

VA - GI Bill® Accepted

Workforce Training Approved School

*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 Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.



Washington Spa Academy does not endorse a particular lender, nor is it affiliated with Meritize Financial, Inc. ("Meritize") or the Meritize platform.Meritize Lending, LLC, NMLS ID 1661035 (NMLS Consumer Access https://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/)Meritize Financial, Inc. NMLS ID 1986399 (NMLS Consumer Access https://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/)Terms and Conditions apply. Meritize branded loan products are educational loans issued by Meritize Lending, LLC**. Meritize reserves the right to modify or discontinue products and benefits at any time without notice. To qualify, a borrower must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or hold an Employment Authorization Document and meet Meritize’s underwriting requirements. If approved for a loan the actual loan amount, term, payment, and APR amount of loan that a customer qualifies for may vary based on credit determination, state law and other factors. Meritize does not warrant or guarantee any claims made herein, including, but not limited to, gaining admission to a program, concerning the quality or financial strength of any educational institution, securing funding or obtaining employment. Our final loan offer may differ as a result of the school chosen and the associated cost of tuition. Not all schools are eligible for funding. Meritize does not offer educational loans in the following states: IN, ME, NV, SD, VT, WI, PR. All rights reserved.**For residents of SC, loan is made by Meritize Financial, Inc.* Variable rates are subject to change.

From our Alumni

From our Alumni

The best school I have ever been to, and locally owned. Awesome teachers and staff, our group had a lot of fun! They helped me find me a job immediately with an awesome spa, and have answered any questions I had post graduation. If you are looking for a new career as a massage therapist I highly recommend Bellevue Massage School.

- Tyler, 2017 Graduate

The teachers at BMS are caring and knowledgeable, and the small class sizes mean a lot of 1-on-1 attention!

- Jeff, 2017 Graduate