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Acupuncture Program Tuition and Fees

If you're interested in learning about the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, and are wondering about the cost of acupuncture school, please see our tuition breakdown below. There are many factors when it comes to acupuncture school costs, but we’ve broken down the tuition and fees so you can see the total cost you can expect to pay when getting your acupuncture degree from Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine.


School Year 2021-2022  
 Application Fee (non-refundable)$50
 Application Fee Transfer Student (non-refundable)$75
 Transfer Evaluation Fee $75
 Administrative Fee (non-refundable) – per semester$75
 Malpractice Insurance Fee (non-refundable) – per semester$50
 Late Registration Fee$25
 ADD/DROP Fee$50
 1st year Tuition$17,290
 2nd Year Tuition$20,670
 3rd Year Tuition$21,060
 3 Year Full Tuition (not to exceed)$59,020
 Tuition per Credit Hour$390
 Books and Supplies (over 3 years)$1,750 (approximate)

Additional Information

How much will this program cost me?*
- Tuition and fees: $59,020
- Books and supplies: $1,750
- On-campus room & board: not offered
*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?
- Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

  • Federal loans: $32,500
  • Private education loans: $0
  • Institutional financing plan: $0

How long will it take me to complete this program?
- 76% of Title IV students complete the program within 3 years.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?
Job Placement rates for our graduates:
Graduated during year 2016 - 2017 > Job placement rate 62%
Graduated during 2015 – 2016 > Job Placement rate 94%

The current on time completion rate of full time matriculated acupuncture students is 85.6%.

Graduates are trained to have their own successful practices, however the job market is increasing for acupuncturists. The Eastern School provides a private alumni job forum that posts job openings in the health and wellness field that is exclusive to the alumni.

To view the US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics please go to: http://www.bls.gov/oes/2001/oes_stru.htm
The SOC code for acupuncturists is 29-0000.


School Year 2021-2022  
 Application Fee (non-refundable, waived for current ESATM students)$25
 Administrative Fee (non-refundable) – per semester$75
 Malpractice Insurance Fee (non-refundable) – per semester$50
 Program Tuition (24 months)$14,250
 Program Tuition per Credit Hours$291
 Books and Supplies (approximate cost)$500

OTHER FEES (non re-occuring)

 Reinstatement Fee$250
 Late Registration Fee$25
 Retake/Make-up Exam Fee - Written$25
 Retake/Make-up Exam Fee - Practical$50
 Placement Exam - Didactic$50
 Placement Exam - Practical$100
 Tutoring Fee$25/hour
 Make-up Orientation Fee$75
 Official Transcript$10 Normal (7-10 business days)
  $25 Rush (3 business days)
  $50 Same Day (When Available)

For further information, contact Jennifer Coppola at 973-746-8717 x13 or jcoppola@esatm.edu.